Bulldogs Land Lone Star State Signal Caller

West Mesquite (TX) quarterback Chason Virgil took an unofficial visit to Mississippi State last Friday. Less than a week later, the three star standout has answered the call to be a Bulldog. After talking things over with his parents, the Lone Star state signal caller committed to Mississippi State sending the great news throughout the Magnolia State.

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"We were actually planning on doing it on Friday," said Virgil with a laugh. "I had already talked with Coach (Dan) Mullen about committing and he told me today that there was no reason to wait any longer.

"I called Coach (Brian) Johnson and I told him I was ready to commit.

"They accepted my commitment and welcomed me to the Bulldog family."

Virgil admits that early on the Bulldogs were not a strong contender, but as the Mississippi State staff picked up the pace, Starkville became the college destination of choice.

"We have really built a strong relationship the past two months," said Virgil of the Mississippi State staff. "They told me that for a while they didn't think they had a real chance with me.

"They thought I was going to Clemson, but when they came back on me and started recruiting me hard, I felt like Mississippi State was the right place for me."

The coveted quarterback reports that he is eager to aid in the Bulldogs' recruiting efforts in the coming months.

"I already feel like I am part of the program and I want what is best for our program," said Virgil. "I feel like committing early and finding out who the coaches want is important for our class.

"I am going to be recruiting players from all over the country to come to Mississippi State to come with us and help win a championship.

"I am very serious about recruiting and I am doing to do all I can to help the coaches."

Virgil collected offers from the likes of Auburn, Boise State, Clemson, Colorado, Florida, Ole Miss and Texas among others.

In the end, his relationship with Bulldog quarterback coach and fellow Texas native Brian Johnson was a huge part of his decision making process.

"Coach Johnson is more than just a coach," said Virgil. "He has already been there and done the things that I want to do.

"The fact that he is from Texas just made it all better, because he understands where I am coming from and all of that.

"I know he's going to be a great coach, because he played on the college level and did some big things.

"I am going to go in and work hard and do everything he tells me."

Virgil brings Mississippi State's number of public declarations for the 2015 signing class to twelve.

The Texas product reports that his recruitment is now over and that he is ready to get to work.

"I am so relieved to have all of this over," said Virgil. "It has been a stressful process at times over the past two years, but I am so happy now.

"I know I have found the place that I am supposed to be and I am excited about the future."

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