Thanks to Dak Prescott’s fantastic college career, which was followed by a sensational start to his young NFL career with the Dallas Cowboys, Mississippi State and head coach Dan Mullen have a ton of cache with quarterbacks on the recruiting trail. When you add the fact Mullen has coached two other Heisman-quality quarterbacks during their college careers (Tim Tebow won a Heisman in 2007, Alex Smith finished fourth in 2004) in addition to grooming Nick Fitzgerald to a terrific start in his first year as MSU’s starting quarterback last season, it appears the MSU coach can do no wrong at the position.

After landing 2017 4-star quarterback prospect Keytaon Thompson — the nation’s No. 5 dual-threat quarterback prospect in his class — during the last recruiting cycle, Mississippi State is staying hot on the recruiting trail when it comes to quarterbacks as the Bulldogs landed a commitment from 2018 4-star Jalen Mayden Tuesday evening