Stone Talks First Offer

Chris Stone has wanted to play college football for as long as he can remember. Playing for the Warhawks of Daleville High, Stone never expected to have the chance to play in the SEC, but after a solid camp showing during the month of June the hope of playing in the Southeastern Conference took a big step towards reality when the Bulldogs of Mississippi State extended a scholarship offer.

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"I have been to Auburn for their camp, two of Mississippi State's camps, UAB and I think that's it," said Stone. "I have been to Mississippi State University quite a few times. I went to the spring game, a senior camp and the Big Dawg camp."

The frequent trips across the state line paid off a few weeks ago.

"They offered me a scholarship at the camp back in June," said the talented tight end. "After the camp was over, Coach Mullen and Coach Scott Sallach brought me up to Coach Mullen's office and they offered me."

The excited Stone reports that he heard a lot of positive things from the Bulldogs' head man.

"They told me I had good hands and that they thought I would fit the offense that they had going," explained Chris. "He said I am very versatile and I can move around on offense for them like they want."

It turns out Stone and the Bulldogs have a mutual attraction for each other.

"I think Mississippi State is great," said Chris. "I love the campus and I love all of the people. Everybody over there has just been great. I love Coach Sallach. He is an amazing coach.

"Coach Tony Hughes, my recruiting coach, and Coach Mullen have been great to me. They know what it takes to win championships. Coach Mullen showed me the rings. I even got to try one of them on. He showed me the tapes and all of that."

With Rufus Warren already on the commitment list, the Bulldogs may soon be done at the tight end position. It appears one spot remains.

"I think they are going to take two tight ends," said Chris. "I believe that's what Coach Sallach has told me. He told me they needed to take some tight ends in this class."

It is hard for Stone to hide his enthusiasm about his opportunities in Starkville, but he is not going to get caught up in emotion and make a rash decision.

"I just want to see how it goes," said Chris. "I am not sure when I am going to make a commitment. I am going to see how things go this season. I might wait and make a decision after the season is over.

I like Mississippi State a lot and I feel like I could do good there. If I go to Mississippi State, I am going to see if I can walk on and play baseball over there too."

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