The Mississippi State staff has been hustling since Sunday, the first day in-home visits were allowed, and are now beginning to see the fruits of their labor. An opening day trip to Hattiesburg (Miss.) is paying dividends as evidenced by today's commitment of three-star defensive end Charles Burns (6-foot-2, 250 pounds). Burns makes the twelfth prospect to make his intentions of being a Bulldog public. Read on to see why he made his choice!
"I called in and committed to coach (Freddie) Kitchens," he said. "I have been thinking about it and I knew what school I wanted to go to so what I did was, I just said, 'Why, not?'. If I knew that is where I wanted to be, I didn't know what I was waiting on.
"I think I wanted to take some visits. That is what I think it was. Then I decided I am going to have all the fun I can have when I take the visit up there.
"I liked Ole Miss a little bit but then I thought about it and that ain't where I want to be. All of their coaches are gone.
"I talked to Rick Trickett at West Virginia and that is too far. It is cold.
"Coach Croom showed more interest than anybody else and I love Mississippi State. That is where I need to be. Now I just got to get myself together and get ready to play ball."
Burns projects as a full qualifier with a 3.2 GPA.