Wells Considers Early Decision

It has been several years since the Bogue Chitto Bobcats have had a player with an offer to play major college football. Two weeks ago, the Lincoln County program saw that drought end when Brandon Wells picked up an offer from Mississippi State. Now that the gravity of the situation has had a chance to sink in, Wells is considering closing things out sooner rather than later.

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"Not a lot has changed since I got the offer," said Wells. "I have had a few more phone calls and I have talked with a few different people.

"I have been talking to Coach Wilson some and I have been listening to what he has to say."

Wells comes from a close family in a small town, so the news of a chance to play in the SEC was well received by his mother and brothers as well as the local community.

"People have been telling me that I have done a good job," said Wells. "I have had some people congratulate me and some other people haven't really said much about it.

"Everybody is still treating me the same, really."

Wells is thrilled to be a part of a senior class who is poised for a big year on the football field in 2012.

"We have a pretty solid team," said Wells. "Coach says we need to throw the ball better, but we have a good team.

"I like our offense a whole lot. I like playing my position and running the football."

Wells comes in at just under 6-3 and 180 pounds. He has the frame to add some serious weight on the next level and the speed to play several positions.

While the team needs will come first, Wells would like to play one of the skill positions.

"I don't think I will be a linebacker," said Wells. "I feel like I could be a safety, a quarterback or a receiver. I definitely want to keep being a kick returner too."

Being from the southwest part of Mississippi, Wells hails from a pocket of the Magnolia State where most of the standout athletes know each other.

As the good news of his offer made the rounds between folks in Brookhaven and McComb, Wells was able to get some inside information about Mississippi State from one of the newest Bulldogs, Deonte Evans.

"He has talked to me a lot about Mississippi State," said Wells. "He told me that you have to bring your A game every time you go up there.

"He told me you have to really pay attention and always do a good job at the camps.

"He told me to just go up there and play like I can and everything would be alright."

As things stand now, there appears to be a good chance that Evans and Wells will be teammates in college.

"I am feeling good about everything," said Wells of the Bulldogs' offer. "I am still thinking about my options, but I am feeling good about everything right now.

"I am going up to junior day at Mississippi State on the 31st and I am going to see how things go."

The Bulldogs may have to hold off some advancements from in state rival Ole Miss before Wells makes his pledge.

"I talked to Coach Heard this morning," said Wells. "He told me that he is going to get back with me about another junior day, since I missed the last one."


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