Bulldog Legacy Joins 2015 Fold

Keith Joseph woke up this morning and decided that it was time to end his college recruitment. Joseph, the son of a former Bulldog player, has thought long and hard about following in his father's footsteps. The Pascagoula star reports that it was simply his time to make the move.

"I got up today and I just felt like it was time for me to let everybody know that I am ready to be a Bulldog," said Joseph. "I just feel like that's where I am supposed to be and it really always has been."

Joseph Jr. reports that his commitment brings an end to an important decision making process that proved to be extremely personal for him.

"I feel like my dad went to Mississippi State and he laid a good foundation for me," said Joseph. "I feel like I need to go up there and take things to the next level and build on what he did.

"I am proud to say that I am going to be a Bulldog and play at the same school that my father did."

The talented defensive end is in the process of tracking down his future head football coach, Dan Mullen.

"I called and committed to Coach (David) Turner," said Joseph. "He said that Coach Mullen was out of town, but we're going to talk.

"Coach Turner knows that I am committing and he seems excited about me coming up there."

Joseph reports that he has kept a watchful eye on the Bulldogs this year and he is eager to help the recruiting efforts for the 2015 class.

"I have been watching everything up there and I am seeing things come together," said Joseph. "I am about to get on twitter right now and get some of these other guys to come to State with us.

"It's all exciting and I am happy to know that I have found my family.

"It's such a relief to have all of this over with.

"It's not going to be hanging over my head anymore and I can just focus on my team and my senior season."

Joseph is the 18th verbal pledge for the 2015 signing class and the ninth Mississippian to make Mississippi State his college choice.

Joseph chose the Bulldogs over offers from Arizona State, Cincinnati, Duke, Louisiana Tech, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisville, Memphis, South Alabama, Southern Miss and Tulane.

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