Mississippi State lands in-demand RB transfer Rashad Amos

Mississippi State landed a big commitment from Miami (Ohio) transfer running back Rashad Amos during his official visit to campus over the weekend, he told 247Sports.

Ranked as the No. 3 overall available prospect in 247Sports’ transfer portal rankings, Amos is coming off a 1,000-yard season with the RedHawks. Amos said he hopes to continue that production in the SEC under new Bulldogs head coach Jeff Lebby, whose offenses in recent years have ranked among the most productive in the country.

“I think I’d fit well in the offense,” Amos said. “They said they needed an SEC running back, and I think that’s what I am. Hopefully I can help and have a really good season.”

The 6-foot-2, 234-pounder ran for 1,075 yards and 13 touchdowns last season on 5.1 yards per carry. A power back with plenty of wiggle, Amos averaged a healthy 3.71 yards after contact, per PFF, which ranked 18th nationally among backs with at least 150 attempts last season. He also showed nice hands when giving the opportunity, reeling in a perfect six of six targets.

Miami (Ohio) lost its starting QB, Brett Gabbert, with five games (plus a bowl) left to go in the season. That’s when Amos took over. He totaled 654 yards and 9 TDs down the stretch, leading the RedHawks to a MAC championship.

Amos is actually returning to the SEC. He began his career with South Carolina as part of the 2020 class as a three-star recruit out of Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone, Georgia. 

“Coming back to the South was another reason I picked (Mississippi State).” 

(Photo: Kevin Sabitus, Getty)

When Amos thinks about his choice, he said getting back to the SEC was a huge part of choosing the Bulldogs. 

“Playing with the fan base they have and playing in the SEC and getting that opportunity was the best part about Mississippi State,” Amos said.

Amos initially entered the transfer portal on Dec. 26. He committed to Washington for a short time in January, but that pledge came one day before Alabama announced it had hired Kalen DeBoer as its next head coach.

“It was lot,” Amos told 247Sports previously. “Once that happened, I had to open my options back up. By then time was kind of short.”

Amos heard from numerous schools during his transfer process. Programs such as Ole Miss, Northwestern and Michigan State were in contact.

The Bulldogs have been aggressive in the transfer portal on the offensive side of the ball since Lebby arrived in Starkville. Amos joins a group that includes a QB (Blake Shapen), a pair of receivers (Kevin Coleman, Kelly Akharaiyi), two tight ends (Cameron Ball, Justin Ball) and a quartet of offensive linemen (Jacoby Jackson, Marlon Martinez, Makylan Pounders, Ethan Miner).

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