Charles Talks Bulldog Commitment

Mississippi State's Maroon Friday kicked into high gear just moments before the Bulldog's Big Dawg camp got underway with the verbal commitment of Korey Charles. Charles of Tallahassee, Florida, was the first of a trio of verbal pledges on the evening. Charles reports that while the decision making process took some time, he is confident in his selection of Mississippi State.

"I picked Mississippi State because they showed me that they want me the most out of all of the schools that offered me," Charles said. "They really want me there and Coach (Dan) Mullen is just a straight up coach. He just tells you how it is and I respect that.

"I just feel like Mississippi State is the right place for me and I have a great relationship with the entire coaching staff. It just feels like home."

Charles chose the Bulldogs over offers from Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Louisville, LSU, Maryland, Miami, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, South Florida and others.

Position wise Charles has the ability to play on either side of the ball, but it appears that he will cut his Bulldog teeth at wide receiver.

"Honestly, if they want me to play receiver I will play that, but I am open to playing DB too," Charles said. "I am willing to play whatever I need to play to help the team. It's just whatever they want. I can play them both.

"During drills I worked out with receivers, but when we went to the one-on-ones, I worked some with the DBs too. I just want to help the team and I will play whatever the coaches want me to play."

Over the course of the evening, Charles spent a lot of time with Mississippi State receivers coach Billy Gonzales. It appears that Gonzales has made quite an impression on the talented Charles.

"Coach G is a great coach who really knows what he is talking about," Charles said. "He has coached some great receivers and he really knows what he is doing. I like him a lot. He's a great coach and I am looking forward to playing for him."

With the 2015 football season rapidly approaching, Charles reports that his college recruitment is over. His focus going forward will be his senior season and the things he needs to do in order to be the best he can be this fall.

"Recruiting is over for me," Charles said. "Now that I have made my decision, that is it for me. I am going to graduate in the spring and now I am just getting ready for the season."

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