Southlake High School two sport star Zach Farrar talks about his commitment to Mississippi State.

Mississippi State hit the recruiting trail hard in search of an X wide receiver to replace fan favorite De'Runnya Wilson who declared early for the NFL draft. The Bulldogs hit paydirt earlier today when Southlake-Carroll (TX) wide two sport standout Zach Farrar announced his commitment to Mississippi State.

"I am just so excited," Zach Farrar said. "This has been a long process and I am really happy with my decision."

While Farrar elected to announce his decision today on social media, the 6-4 wideout informed the Mississippi State staff last night.

"I told Coach (Dan) Mullen last night and he just went crazy," Farrar said. "Coach Mullen and Coach (Billy) Gonzales were both going crazy when I told them. That all meant a lot to me too. It made me feel even better about my decision knowing how excited they were to have me."

Farrar took an official visit to Mississippi State last weekend. While the Bulldogs were already in a solid standing with the three star pass catcher, the trip to Starkville proved to be the clincher.

"I have known for a couple of days what I wanted to do," Farrar said. "After I got home from my visit, I just felt like Mississippi State was the right place for me. Really from the first time I stepped on campus last weekend, I felt like that was where I wanted to go.

"It's just a great place and I am excited about my future there as a Bulldog. The people were all great and I just felt at home there."

Farrar becomes the first wide receiver in the Mississippi State 2016 class with home state eyes still on another local product, A.J. Brown, as the process winds down to the its' final days.

Texas native, Fred Ross, hosted Farrar on his official visit last weekend and the pair hit it off famously. Ross, an All-SEC wide receiver, is returning for his senior season in 2016. The Lone Star state connection between Ross and Farrar aided the incoming freshmen in his decision making process.

Farrar held offers from Duke, Fresno State, Illinois, Louisiana Tech, Louisiana-Monroe, Maryland, Nebraska, North Texas, Oklahoma State, Purdue, San Diego State, SMU, Texas Tech, Texas-San Antonio, Toledo, Tulsa and Washington among others.

The finalists were Mississippi State, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech and Washington. Farrar took official visits to Mississippi State and Washington and elected to cancel a trip to Texas Tech scheduled for this weekend.

"I am not taking any other visits," Farrar said. "I am done with visits and done with recruiting. I am just excited about being a Bulldog now."


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