Pierce Proud to be a Bulldog

National signing day came and went without a decision from four star tight end prospect Ravian Pierce. Ranked eighth at his position nationally, Pierce appeared to be staying in the sunshine state of Florida after electing to pass on a late January official visit to Mississippi State. Instead, the Mississippi native prolonged his selection process until he could make that trip to Starkville.

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Pierce took his long awaited official visit to see what the Bulldogs to offer the weekend of February 21st.

The Plantation, Florida product returned home with talk of signing with Mississippi State.

The scout national 300 member followed through on those feelings by inking with the Bulldogs last Thursday.

"I just felt like Mississippi State was the best fit for me," said Pierce. "I am very happy with my decision."

From the sound of things, Coach Dan Mullen and his staff are pretty elated about Pierce's signing and how he fits the spread offense.

"We talked about where I fit in during my visit," said Pierce. "They can flex me out and let me match up with the DBs or line me up in the slot and let me handle a linebacker.

"I feel like I can really make a difference and make a lot of plays in their offense."

The long time Arkansas commitment reports that the chance to play in the SEC was simply something he could not pass on.

"Playing in the SEC, you know you're going to have to be big and physical and be ready to compete against the best talent," said Pierce. "I am ready for that challenge.

"The SEC has the best players and that's who I want to play against.

"All of that just makes you better and helps you be a better player."

By his own admission, Pierce reports that he has some work to do in the classroom, but that he believes he still has a chance to earn freshman eligibility.

"I need to close out this semester strong and I have a couple of other classes that I need to take and then I should be on track," said Pierce. "I am going to do what I am supposed to do and then I will just see what happens."

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