Maye headed to Mississippi State

Former Clemson linebacker wanted to move to closer to his home in Mobile, Ala.

Brandon Maye committed to Clemson over offers from Memphis, South Carolina and Southern Miss. After four years in the ACC, Maye will take his talents to the Southeastern Conference for his final college season after four years as part of the Tigers' program.

Maye announced earlier this evening that after taking official visits to Kentucky and Mississippi State that he will be a Bulldog in 2011.

"I am going to Mississippi State," said Brandon. "One of the main reasons I picked Mississippi State was because of their sports administration program.

"Mississippi State is a place I can go and achieve some things I really want out of life like working in sports when I am done playing football."

Maye reports that his visit to the Starkville campus was an eye opening experience.

"I really like the campus and the school is not too far from home," said Brandon. "I have some personal issues back home that made me consider moving back closer to home and Mississippi State allows me to do that.

"I really got to know some of the other players when I took my visit and I really liked all of them. I feel like I will fit in well with all of the players."

The Mobile, Alabama native reports that he believes that the Bulldog program is on the rise.

"With Coach Mullen there things are really on the upswing," said Maye. "They won nine games last year and we want to build on that this year.

"It was a real easy decision for me and I am happy about being a part of the program."

Having the chance to go out a winner was another item of interest for the talented linebacker.

"Tell the Bulldog nation I am excited to be a Bulldog," said Maye. "I am ready to be playing for the SEC Championship this year."

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