August 6, 2012 10:21:47 PM
STARKVILLE - Jackson Academy offensive lineman Jamal Clayborn became another verbal commitment to MSU's 2013 recruiting class.
The 315-pound offensive guard prospect made his decision on a Jackson-area sports radio show Monday afternoon as he picked MSU over the University of Southern Mississippi.
"It came down to Mississippi State and Southern Miss, " Clayborn told local radio. "It was an honor to talk to guys like Coach Saban and Coach Miles, but I felt like I needed to help my home state. I picked Mississippi State because I feel like (MSU offensive line coach John) Hevesy can turn me into an NFL lineman."
According to 247sports.com, Clayborn is the 16th best prospect in the state of Mississippi and he'll add to the Bulldogs 2013 class that already has gotten verbal pledges from eight of the Magnolia state's best dozen prospects according to most internet recruiting services.
Clayborn was a participant at MSU's Big Dawg Camp in June and reportedly had been given a scholarship offer by the Bulldogs coaching staff as far back as April.
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