Arrington is a Bulldog

Darion Arrington is name that most in the state of Mississippi are familiar with at least those who follow high school football in the Magnolia State. The Dandy Dozen selection sorted through offers from several schools before electing to commit to Mississippi State earlier today.

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Arrington contacted Coach Dan Mullen and his staff earlier today to inform them of his decision to wear the Maroon and White.

Not one for the spotlight, Dee does his talking on the field.

"He just likes playing the game and he doesn't really care about the rest," said Stone head coach Brian Oakes.

Oakes has had the pleasure of coaching Dee during high school and he believes he has the chance to be a special player on the next level.

"He wants to start out at free safety, but once he gains some weight he might grow into a backer," said Oakes. "A lot of it depends on the system they run and how the depth chart looks. You'll have to see how much he grows and just how things go with the scheme."

While Arrington is known as one of the south's elite players, Oakes knows him as well off the field as he does on the field.

"Dee is a real quiet kid," said Coach Oakes. "You have to get to know him. He doesn't just open up to a lot of people.

"He just kind of keeps to himself. He's a hunter and a fisher and guy who likes to ride horses."

Arrington is the latest in a barrage of commitments for the Coach Dan Mullen and his staff. The hard hitting safety is the seventh verbal commitment for the Bulldogs in under 24 hours.

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