The Shape of the Future
With two scholarships available the Bulldog staff has focused on a narrow group of recruits. Bulldog fans know that that availability is subject to change so the class could certainly expand up to three players.
Keith Gallon 6'8" 280 Oak Hill Academy (Houston, Tx) - A massive center recruit who has tipped the scale at more than 300 pounds. By many accounts he is close to ending his recruitment and becoming a Bulldog. He's no stranger to the Mississippi State campus as his sister is a former member of the Lady Bulldog program. Gallon ranks among the elite centers in the 2009 class and figures to be a huge building block to his program of choice. His game has been compared to that of Robert Traylor (Mich) and Glen Davis, notably for his quick footwork and soft touch around the basket.
Shaunessy Smith 6'5" 210 Noxubee Country HS ( Macon, MS ) - Smith is known for his athleticism and shooting skill at the wing positions. His path, of late has been marred by injury but he looks to return to form in time for his senior season. Although he hasn't been propelled by notable AAU performances he has seen offers from Clemson, Iowa, USC, and Ole Miss. Also showing interest are Stanford, Kentucky, and Memphis. Shaunessy is very familiar with the Bulldog program having been a regular attender of MSU home games.
Latavious Williams 6'8" 215 ( Progressive Christian Academy [MD] (Starkville) - Williams has been reclassified to the 2009 class and has seen his stock soar through the roof of late. Although Gallon seems to have taken precedent, there should always be room for an athlete of Latavious Williams to experience a homecoming.