Miss. State sees ATH Ashton Shumpert at TB

Ashton Shumpert is being recruited to Mississippi State as a running back, the ESPN 300 prospect from Fulton (Miss.) Itawamba told ESPN via text message this week.

Shumpert, who could also play defensive back or linebacker in college, visited Starkville, Miss., last week to see the Bulldogs beat Tennessee. Shumpert has said he has no preference concerning his college position.

"I enjoyed it," said Shumpert, who noted a conversation with Mississippi State running backs coach Greg Knox as a highlight of the trip.

Shumpert has also recently visited Ole Miss and Georgia, who he has said he grew up rooting for.