DeBiase Returns to Starkville

Mississippi State is in the market for a quarterback for the 2016 signing class. Sunshine state signal caller Augie DeBiase is very interested in the position. With a handful of options to his credit, DeBiase has some thinking to do, but he hopes to add another tender or two before beginning his deliberations about his college future.


"Camp went really well," DeBiase said. "It was great to finally get a chance to work with the coaches here. It was another beautiful visit to Mississippi."

The quarterback prospects were put through a battery of tests and throwing drills, but much of the early practice session centered on footwork drills.

"That was a lot of fun. I feel like footwork is one of my strengths," DeBiase said. "It was a lot of fun being out working with these coaches and then competing with some great quarterbacks.

"I really like Coach (Brian) Johnson as a coach. He is very positive and upbeat. He gave me a couple of keys to work on. He said that I did really good today and that he liked what he saw. Hopefully, he will get a chance to come down and see a game sometime soon."

DeBiase reports that he understands that Bulldogs are being thorough in their evaluations and taking their time picking their quarterback for this signing class.

"They told me that they wanted to see me throw and I have done that now," DeBiase said. "Coach (Scott) Sallach came down to watch me in the spring, so that was encouraging. They have told me that Coach Mullen is not going to take a quarterback that he hasn't seen throw. They want to get everybody in camp.

"They said that they like my film and they like me as a student and as a person. I just have to keep working and we'll just see what happens. I feel like I had a good showing today and I did good in the one-on-ones. I just tried to be a good leader and carry myself well."

The Bulldogs are not the only school showing interest in DeBiase. Several schools have showing some level of interest and even more will have the chance to host the talented QB as a camper this summer.

"I have offers from Virginia Tech, Indiana and Columbia," DeBiase said. "I plan to go to camps at Virginia Tech, Indiana, Georgia, North Carolina, the Florida 7-on-7 and I will probably go to FIU, FAU and Auburn.

"I have a lot of schools that I still want to see. I am still thinking about all of that, but there are a lot of plans for sure."


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