Steve Robertson - Welcome back Bulldog fans as we continue to talk about your 2016 signing class.
One of the most recent commitments, and a guy who kind of came out of nowhere from many respects, is Korey Charles out of Tallahassee, Florida. He attends North Florida Christian.
He is a guy who can play a number of positions. On the high school level running back is probably the way to go for him because of the fact that he is arguably the most prolific player on that roster. And they want him to touch the ball as much as possible to have an impact on the game. He is certainly a guy who could play wide receiver or defensive back. It is kind of whatever you need him to do. That has kind of being the trademark of the Dan Mullen recruiting practices here at Mississippi State. Go get guys from the skill position standpoint that have the versatility and ability to play multiple position spots should a team need arise. Korey is a guy that they could plug in.
I will tell you this, he did a lot of work here (at Mississippi State) at receiver. There is a lot of talk about him being that X receiver, being that more physical guy that can get on the perimeter and block. As you guys know, in the Dan Mullen spread if you don't block on the perimeter you don't get to play wide receiver.
He is a guy that we will be watching a lot as the season rolls around.
He is another out of state guy with a huge offer sheet with offers from Florida, Florida State, Notre Dame. He is another guy that I don't expect people to give up on. I think there will be some other schools that make a late run on him as the season progresses.
But a big tip of the cap to Scott Sallach and Billy Gonzales for working together to get Korey Charles in. He is a guy who has been in and around the campus a little bit, and plans on being back later this year.
He is a guy who says his recruitment is over. He doesn't want to entertain offers from other schools. But with his level of talent and his versatility and the numbers that we expect him to put up this year as a senior, I would be very, very surprised if Mississippi State doesn't have to fight really hard to keep him as part of this verbal commitment class as we get ready to move into signing day in February.
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