Dogs Nab Another

Mississippi State head football coach Dan Mullen and his staff show their good fortune on the recruiting trail continue this afternoon when Clay-Chalkville wide receiver DeAndre Woods verbally committed to the Bulldogs. After a strong camp showing over the weekend, Woods and his mother returned to Starkville today to make his verbal pledge to Mississippi State official.

"I committed to Mississippi State," said Woods. "Coach Mullen was real happy about it.

"I am glad to get all of this done, so I can worry about something else.

"I wanted to get all of this over with, so I can focus on the season and trying to win a state championship."

Woods brought his mother along to Starkville to sit in on his meeting with Coach Dan Mullen.

"My mom really liked it," said Woods. "She asked about academics and about how things are going to be.

"She asked all of the usual mom questions.

"She let me make my own decision, but she was happy about it.

While the talented wide receiver's interest in Mississippi State may seem sudden to some, Woods reports that he has been looking hard at the Bulldogs for some time.

One moment in his courtship really stands out.

"When we were playing our spring game, Mississippi State was there and a bunch of other coaches from other colleges were there too," said Woods. "When we started losing, all of the other colleges left except for Mississippi State.

"They stayed and watched me. That made me feel like they really wanted me and that they would support me."

Woods chose the Bulldogs over offers from Arkansas, Auburn, NC State, Ole Miss, Purdue, UAB, Southern Cal, Southern Miss and UAB among others.

The Pinson, Alabama native is the tenth commitment towards the Mississippi State 2013 signing class.

Woods is one of eight players to verbally commit to Coach Dan Mullen and his staff since Friday.

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