Holcombe Talks Big Dawg Commitment

Mississippi State fans knew a possible commitment from linebacker Keith Holcombe could come during Big Dawg camp. The talented Holcombe and his family made the drive over to Starkville and shared the good word with the Bulldog staff before the sunset on what proved to be a great day on the Mississippi State campus.

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"I committed to Mississippi State today and it was a great feeling," said Holcombe. "I know when I committed that everybody in that room was excited, my family, Coach Mullen, Coach Collins and of course I was extremely excited.

"It feels so good to have my decision made and I just feel at home here.

"Mississippi State has everything that I was looking for.

"I know coming here that I will have a great future after football."

Holcombe reports that he felt like a priority to the Mississippi State staff and that proved to be a real factor in his decision.

"You know I was real happy when they offered me last month," said Holcombe. "When I came to the camp last time, I just had a good feeling about Mississippi State and about the coaches.

"I like the atmosphere here and I am excited about everything."

Holcombe was one of the standouts in one-on-ones, intercepting a big pass early in drills that send his fellow linebackers into a frenzy.

The chance to put in some work on the playing surface of his future football home appears to have been a great experience for the rising senior.

"Everything about today has been great," said Holcombe. "Being able to come out here and compete on this field has been a lot of fun.

"It's just been a great day for me and I am excited.

"All I can say about everything is that it's all been great.

"Everything about today has been great and I couldn't be happier about everything.

"It was great to compete with a bunch of other Bulldogs.

"I had a blast."

Holcombe chose the Bulldogs over offers from Georgia Tech, Kentucky, North Carolina State and Vanderbilt among others.

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