Posted by Jerry Hinnen
It seemed unthinkable that any recruit could find a cuter prop for a Signing Day announcement than Georgia commitment Isaiah Crowell's bulldog puppy in 2012. But new Mississsippi State linebacker Richie Brown has come up with a serious challenger, and despite the nickname of his new team in Starkville, he hasn't followed in Crowell's footsteps.
Brown instead borrowed his infant nephew, whose Mississippi State onesie helped the Long Beach (Miss.) linebacker announce his pick of the Bulldogs over Southern Miss, Tennessee and Ole Miss. Video:
Brown has more going for him than clever Signing Day announcements, though. Here's Tom Lemming's scouting report on the 6'2", 228-pound linebacker:
Right now he ranks as the #1 LB prospect in the state. He shows good range and a nose for the ball. Has the frame to weigh 240 in college and can run with the best of them. One of the more competitive ball players in the state.
We're guessing you can go ahead and add "creative" to that last sentence, too.
HT: SBNation.Keep up with all the latest from National Signing Day at CBSSports.com's NSD Central.