Mississippi State verbal Dee Nalls helps his team to a big win

It took the full four quarters, but Fayette County knocked off Haleyville High in dramatic fashion 15-12. A late touchdown catch and run in the game's final minute provided the margin of victory for the home standing Tigers. Mississippi State verbal Dee Nalls played some big snaps on both sides of the ball. With his current team's action over for this week, Nalls is headed to Starkville later today to watch his Bulldogs host LSU.

"This game was real important. We needed the win," Nalls said. "It was a good game. We had to come together as a family when we went through some adversity. The word of the week was adversity. We came together and we finished strong."

Nalls lined up all over the field including right tackle, left guard, defensive end and even on the kick off return team. Wearing all of those hats appears to come naturally for the talented offensive lineman.

"I am just doing what it takes to win," Nalls explained. "I want to win, so I am doing what I have to do. I am just trying to make plays anyway I can to help the team."

It took every bit of effort Nalls could muster to help lead his team to a victory. With his team on the move, Nalls was doing his best to provide leadership and keep the team positive. A long strike proved to be the final blow needed to stagger the visitors from Haleyville. 

"I was just trying to keep calm and keep everybody else calm," Nalls explained. "I have a great coach and I have great teammates. We just know how to win. We know how to come together in the last seconds and finish strong."

Nalls reports that he remains solid in his commitment to Mississippi State and that the Bulldog offensive line boss, Coach John Hevesy, has already begun talking about where Nalls fits into the big Maroon picture.

"He told me he's looking at me as a right guard or center," Nalls said. "I am fine with either one. Coach Hevesy is a great guy and he is real straight forward with you. He is going to keep it 100 with you and that's the kind of coach that I need."

The talented three star reports that he plans to sign on with the Bulldogs, but that he may take some official visits between now and signing day. A handful of schools remain in touch with Nalls despite his pledge to Mississippi State.

"I am still hearing from Auburn and Alabama," Nalls said. "Texas Tech called. Louisville is still on me pretty strong and Southern Miss too."

Nalls and his Tigers are now 3-1 on the season. Fayette County High will travel to Danville next week in hopes of remaining undefeated in region play. 

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