Bulldogs Ink Two Warriors

The Oak Grove Warriors played for the first ever 6A state title back in December. A few weeks late a pair of seniors from the 6A south power committed to Mississippi State. Earlier today, Jay Hughes and Robert Johnson made their pledges official by putting pen to paper on national signing day.

On December 15, 2009 Oak Grove Football standouts Robert Johnson and Jay Hughes announced their public commitments to Mississippi State, so it came as no surprise when the pair inked with the Bulldogs today.

"I have known I wanted to be in Maroon for a while now. Now that it's official and the papers are signed I can't wait to get out there," said Hughes.

"We are both real excited to get up to Starkville and try to start earning our spots," added Johnson.

Jay is not the only maroon clad Hughes who is excited about his college decision.

"My dad is real excited, not many people can say they got to coach their kids on a college level so it's something special. I really appreciate the way he didn't recruit me and let me make my own decision, it helps make this even more exciting."

The duo have been told that they are going to play opposite sides of the ball at the next level which will be a bit of a transition for both.

"Coach Mullen has been talking to me about playing the slot recently. He says he wants to move me around a lot and see what I can do," Johnson said.

As for Hughes he is looking forward to the transition from High School running back to SEC cornerback.

"The coaches are telling me that I will be a corner at the next level because of my speed. That is fine with me though because I don't mind being physical. I just want people to know that the three J's (Jay, Jameon, and Jamerson) are going to be holding it down in the secondary for a long time."

With the addition of these two dynamic playmakers, Mississippi State now has three current Oak Grove Seniors coming in to represent the Bulldogs.

"Yeah it's been a while since State has come all the way down here," Johnson said.

"With me and Robert playing football and James (McMahon) signing for baseball I definitely think it could be the start of something special," Hughes added. "We just can't wait till graduation day and then getting up to Starkville and start working hard to show the coaches what we can do. We are just ready to represent the state's University. Be looking for a whole lot more of 41-27 in the future because this class is going to show the big names at TSUN what's up."


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