"If they offered, I would Commit."

Darryan Ragsdale of Pelahatchie is one of Mississippi's hidden gems. The versatile Ragsdale stars at both running back and linebacker at PHS, but he feels his college future is on the offensive side of the ball. Just under a week ago, Darryan picked up his first offer. The relief of that development is evident, but Ragsdale is still holding out hope his favorite school extends an offer.

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"I got my first offer last Wednesday," said Ragsdale. "A coach from Southeastern (Louisiana) called me and he told me they were offering me a scholarship.

"He wanted to know what position I wanted to play and I told them offense. If they play me on defense, they are talking about me playing linebacker."

The offer from the Lions was a pleasant surprise for Darryan. He admits he is not very familiar with their program, but plans to learn more later this fall.

"I have never been down there before, but I am going to go down there and check them out," said Ragdsale. "It feels good to get my first offer. I feel a lot better about things now."

Darryan was able to make the drive up to Starkville, Mississippi this weekend to watch the Bulldogs play their season opener.

During his time on campus, the talented running back was able to find out where he stood.

"I went to Mississippi State on Saturday," said Ragsdale. "They say they are still recruiting me real hard.

"I talked to the coaches, but I talk to them all of the time. They are telling me they can't offer me right now because they have a lot of commitments.

"They are going to keep in touch with me and let me know how things go."

Ragsdale is not shy at all about his attraction to the Bulldogs.

"I really want to go to Mississippi State," explained Darryan. "If they offered me, I would commit."

After his face time with the coaches on staff, Ragsdale cheered the Bulldogs on to victory.

"They did real good in the game," said Darryan. "Tyler Russell did real good. They won 49-7. I thought the defense dominated the game.

"I am going to see them play again this Thursday. They are playing Auburn and I am expecting them to win again. Mississippi State is going to be real good this year."

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