One of the state’s top quarterbacks in the Class of 2017 committed to Mississippi State on Wednesday.
Keytoan Thompson, a quarterback at Landry-Walker, committed to the Bulldogs.
The 6-foot-4, 210-pound Thompson said he also considered Tennessee, Clemson, Miami and Florida.
“Mississippi State just stood out to me,” Thompson said. “I just felt really comfortable with the coaches there, and they have a great system that fits me. I’m comfortable with the school. They met all my requirements. I think I will be able to be successful and have fun up there.”
He is rated a four-star recruit by 247 sports and is currently ranked the seventh-best dual-threat quarterback in his class. He led Landry-Walker to the Class 5A quarterfinals this season, the school’s first year in the class after moving up from 4A.
“He is a super kid, a real student-athlete on and off the field,” said Landry-Walker coach Emanuel Powell. “The sky is the limit for this kid. I think he is going to be an even more Dak Prescott.”
Thompson said he enjoyed watching Prescott, who is also from Louisiana, play.
“I’ve watched him work and command the offense and I really liked him,” Thompson said.
Thompson is a two-sport star at Landry-Walker. He helped lead the Charging Buccaneers to back-to-back Class 4A state titles in basketball. He hit the game-winning shot in the championship game at the buzzer of the most recent championship game.
His basketball teammate, senior guard Lamar Peters, signed with the Bulldogs in November.
“(Lamar) didn’t really try to recruit me too much,” Thompson said. “He just wanted me to make the best decision that was right for me. It juts ended up being Mississippi State.”
Thompson said he is solid on his commitment, which he won’t be able to make official until Feb. 2017.