Moton Talks Bulldog Decision

While it took a while, Shreveport, Louisiana standout defensive tackle is heading to the college football program where he always felt at home, Mississippi State. The hard charging big man surprised most Bulldog fans when he announced on social media that he was taking an official visit to Mississippi State. He sent them over the moon, when he declared for the Bulldogs yesterday.

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"Mississippi State is not far from my home in Shreveport and I just feel like it's the right place for me," Moton said. "I just believe that I can go there and that they can develop me into one of the top defensive tackles in the SEC and help me get to the NFL."

One of the engineers of that grand plan of college and professional football stardom is Mississippi State defensive line coach David Turner.

"I have a great relationship with Coach Turner. We talk all of the time," Moton explained. "I like all of the coaches and I have always had a good relationship with Coach (John) Hevesy. He's always been the coach that was recruiting me."

Nearly two weeks ago, Moton took his official visit to Mississippi State where he befriended Bulldog defensive lineman Nelson Adams.

"Nelson just made me feel at home and he told me all about everything," Moton said. "Mississippi State has some real cool people on their team from Louisiana and from Mississippi. I like everybody I met over there and I fill like I fit in. They made me feel like I was wanted there."

With national signing day just over a week away, Moton is now prepared to push ahead and make his college dreams come true.

"I just feel like Mississippi State was the right place for me and I am ready to get up there and get to work," Moton said. "I am going in there with something to prove and I want to be able to silence all of those people who ever doubted me. I feel like Mississippi State is giving me the chance to do that."

Moton picked the Bulldogs over offers from Alabama, Arkansas, LSU, Missouri, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, TCU, Texas A&M and USC among others. His verbal pledge to Mississippi State brings the Mississippi State 2015 signing class to 28 as we head into the final week of the recruiting process.

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