(AP) -- Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen said Wednesday that his 23-member class will go a long way toward filling the program's short-and long-term needs.
The Bulldogs signed a class that includes several highly rated in-state prospects, including running back Aeris Williams and linebacker Gerri Green. Green was a four-star recruit according to Rivals.
Williams rushed for nearly 4,000 yards during his high school career and could help fill the void of departed senior LaDarius Perkins. Mississippi State is trying to improve on a 7-6 record last season, which included a Liberty Bowl win.