On his personal Twitter account, Chauncey Rivers wrote the following"
"First off I like to thank God for blessing me to be in this situation again to be able to pick my school of choice.
"This has been a long hard year for me and my family facing the obstacles we had in the road.
"It's not (too) many people who get a second change at life to repair their image.
"I made a lot of mistakes in my past and stepping down to jr college was one of the best experiences of my life.
"It helped me grow as a young man on and off the field which I thank all my coaches and teammates for at East Mississippi
"I thank my parents and my brother(s) Justin and Zy for just being there for me through thick and thin.
"This was a hard decision for me and my family.
"I have decided to take my talents to the University of Mississippi State."
Rivers is the ninth junior college signing of the day for Coach Dan Mullen and Mississippi and the third of the signing period from East Mississippi Community college. The Bulldogs are now ranked in the top 20 of the scout.com national team rankings.
The four star defensive end took official visits to Alabama and Mississippi State, but ultimately chose the Bulldogs over offers from Alabama, Louisville and Ole Miss among many others. Rivers is set to report at Mississippi State on January 6th and take part in spring practice in hopes of earning a starting position this fall.
The Bulldogs may also be on the verge of receiving more good news tomorrow as former Mississippi State verbal Ravian Pierce, a four star tight end, is set to declare his college destination. Should Pierce ink with State, the Bulldogs would easily have the top junior college signing class in the country.