Mario Kegler talks about committing to Mississippi State

Oak Hill (VA) Academy 4-star prospect Mario Kegler talks about committing to Mississippi State.

You signed with Mississippi State. Why did you feel that Mississippi State was the right place for you?
"I mean, it's Mississippi man. Everytime I went to State it felt like I was at home. That was the place for me."

There were other reasons as well. What were some of the other reasons you chose State?
"Coach Howland is a great coach. His assistant coaches are great. Coach Howland has put players in the league (NBA), a place that I am tying to (go to). I think with me going to Mississippi State I will have that chance to go to the league"

Mississippi State has been recruiting you for a long time. Your recruiter was assistant coach George Brooks. What has he meant to you during the recruiting process?
"He has been laying it on the line since day-one. When we talked he said everybody wants you to come to Mississippi State. You come to Mississippi State and you can be that man that gets everything that you wanted."

You will be a part of a class that is ranked in the top-5 in the nation. What does it mean to you knowing that you are coming in with that kind of class?
"It is great, man. Mario Kegler is coming to Mississippi State. I feel good."

Has the recruiting process always been fun or did it start getting to you sometime during the process?
"In the beginning it was fun. Then it started becoming a headache. It was time to make that commitment."

What was it like signing your papers and knowing it was finally over?
"It was great. I never thought I would sign a letter anywhere. Me signing that letter, it was crazy."

What are you going to try to bring to the table while at Mississippi State?
"What I have brought eveywhere, scoring, just score the ball."

Gene Swindoll is the publisher of the website, the source for Mississippi State sports on sports network.

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