Williams Details Bulldog Pledge

Mississippi State is currently ranked 10th in the most recent scout.com team recruiting rankings for the 2015 signing class. The Bulldogs added three star center Darryl Williams last night to an already an impressive haul. Ranked as the nation's #7 center, Williams chose the Bulldogs over several offers including Auburn, Florida State and Kentucky.

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"Mississippi State just felt like home to me," said Williams Friday morning. "I felt like now was the right time and Mississippi State was the right place for me."

Williams credits his relationship with Mississippi State offensive line coach John Hevesy and area recruiter Geoff Collins.

"I have a good relationship with all of the coaches," said Williams. "I like Coach Hevesy and Coach Collins. Coach Collins has a really good relationship with all of the players.

"They were all excited when I told them I was ready to commit."

In addition to making the Bulldog coaches and fans happy, Williams' decision was well received by those who supported him long before he became a college football prospect.

"My family was real happy with my decision," said Williams. "They would support me no matter where I decided to go, but they are happy I am going to Mississippi State."

Mississippi State has had a lot of success this in the metro Birmingham area this recruiting cycle. Williams is the fifth player from the area to announce for Mississippi State.

Williams joins Pinson Valley star Nick Gibson, Justin Johnson of Hoover, Kendell Jones of Clay-Chalkville and Keith Mixon of Shades Valley on the Bulldog commitment list.

Having the chance to play with some players he is familiar with was an added bonus for Williams.

"I know all of them," said Williams of his fellow Alabama standouts. "It helps knowing that I am going over there with some people that I know."

While many of his peers have spent a lot of time on the Mississippi State campus, Williams has not attended a game in Davis Wade Stadium yet.

He plans to change that in short order.

"I haven't been to a game over there yet, but I will be at the next home game for sure," said Williams. "I am excited about everything.

"The future is real bright at Mississippi State."

Williams is the 31st verbal commitment for the 2015 Bulldog class. He chose Mississippi State over offers from Auburn, Cincinnati, Florida State, Kentucky, South Alabama, Southern Miss and UAB among others.

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