MSU's Newest Champion

Callaway (MS) High School 2015 offensive lineman Tommy Champion, who committed to Mississippi State this past Friday, talks about his committment to Mississippi State.

  • Name: Tommy Champion
  • Classification: 2015
  • High School: Callaway (MS) High School
  • Position: Offensive Lineman
  • HT: WT: 6-foot-5, 278
  • Ranking: 3-star
  • Schools of Interest: Committed to Mississippi State over offers from Alabama, Louisiana-Lafayette, Ole Miss and Southern Miss

  • Champion explained why he decided to commit to Mississippi State.

    "I committed to them because that is the school that I've always liked and I have always wanted to go there," said Champion. "I've been to Mississippi State twice and when I went up before I committed they treated me like I was already of a part of their family."

    He's also impressed with his future position coach, Mississippi State offensive line coach John Hevesy.

    "Coach Hevesy is going to make me work and make me better," said Champion. "I've talked to him a bunch and he said he likes everything about me. He just would like to see me work on my speed and my hand placement."

    Champion chose Mississippi State over offers from several other colleges.

    "I was also recruited by Ole Miss, Alcorn, Louisiana-Lafayette, Alabama, Southern Miss and a couple of other schools," he said. "All of them have offered. Mississippi State offered during the season, Ole Miss offered in December, Alabama offered in January, then Alcorn did, Lafayette did, Southern Miss did."

    Although it's been over six months since he received the offer from Mississippi State, he still remembers the details of that day and how he felt when he was told that he had the offer.

    "(MSU assistant coach/recruiting coach) Greg Knox said they really liked what I was doing and that they wanted to offer me. He said that they like that I play until the whistle," said Champion. "I was excited about the offer because it was my first offer and they are in the SEC."

    Keep it on and GenesPage as we continue to follow the recruitment of this very talented member of the class of 2015.

    Gene Swindoll is the publisher of the website, the source for Mississippi State sports on sports network. You can contact him by emailing

    Gene's Page Top Stories