"The main thing about Mississippi State was the coaches," Noah Elliss said. "I like all of the coaches and I like what Coach (Dan) Mullen believes in. He wants everybody to work hard to be their very best. He really expects big things from everybody on the team on and off of the field. He wants everybody to be the best that they can be."
Elliss took an official visit to Starkville this weekend, his first trip to Mississippi State, to learn more about his college football future. The four star defensive tackle reports that he found several things to his liking during the weekend.
"I really liked all of the facilities and the stadium," Elliss said. "We got a chance to see everything and I was really impressed with the dorms and really all of the facilities they showed us. It's in the SEC, so they have a lot of great facilities."
During the weekend, Elliss was able to pick the brain of All-SEC freshman defensive lineman Jeffrey Simmons. The 6-5, 325 big man reports that the time with Simmons was time well spent.
"I really liked him a lot," Elliss said of Simmons. "He told me all about his experience and just about how is first year has been up there. He told me about playing in the SEC and all of the things that you go through. He had a lot of great things to say about Mississippi State and that meant a lot to me since he has only been there one year."
With the recruiting process now over, Elliss is preparing to offer his signing day signature to Mississippi State and the Bulldog coaching staff. For Elliss, the race to National Signing Day is one he is happy to finish.
"I am happy with my decision and glad that the recruiting process is over," Elliss said. "I won't have all of these coaches calling me anymore and there won't be as many places to be. There is always somewhere else you have to be and it gets stressful. It gets really stressful sometimes, but I am glad thing turned out the way they did."
Elliss is the son of former Detroit Lion and Denver Bronco defensive tackle Luther Elliss. The elder Elliss spent some time under the direction of current Mississippi State defensive line coach Brian Baker, an 18 year NFL veteran.
As a high school senior, Noah Elliss, amassed 46 total tackles, 10.5 of those were tackles for loss and two sacks. Anchoring the Valor Christian defensive line, Elliss helped lead the Eagles to back to back state titles.
Elliss' offer sheet is a proverbial who's who of college football with scholarship offers from Alabama, Auburn, Colorado, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, UCLA and USC among many others. The talented defensive tackle is the 22nd member of the Mississippi State 2017 class.