Adkins To Live Out His Dream

A very trying time for former Nettleton High School star Luke Adkins has come to an end. Adkins made the difficult decision to leave the Southern Miss program after a post season meeting with Golden Eagles' skipper Corky Palmer. After considering a transfer to Delta State or Ole Miss, Adkins has made the decision to become a Mississippi State Bulldog.

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"I made my decision over the weekend," said Luke. "I just felt that Mississippi State was where I needed to be."

Despite the fact that Adkins will be unable to suit up for the Bulldogs this season, he is anxious to join his new teammates in any capacity possible.

"Due to the transfer rule, I am going to have to sit out a year," said Adkins. "I will be able to practice with the team, but I won't be able to play this year."

"It's a great school with a lot of baseball tradition. It's a great feeling knowing I am going to part of it all. I have some friends already on the team. I am in my backyard really and I think it is all going to work out well for me."

Even though Luke will be not be a Bulldog on the baseball diamond for some time, he has already made the provisions to become a Mississippi State student.

"I have already enrolled for school," said Luke. "I got everything registered yesterday. I am going to start taking courses in July. I met with an academic advisor yesterday and I found out a few of my classes didn't transfer over. I am going to take care of all of that this summer, so I don't have any problem later on."

Adkins saw his Golden Eagles' bid to Omaha come up short in regional play this past year, but he felt like a part of him went to Omaha when close friend and Bulldog All-time leading hitter Jeffrey Rea made the trip.

"Jeffrey (Rea) was in Nettleton over the weekend and we went fishing together and talked about everything," said Luke. "I was telling him that I have some big shoes to fill. Maybe one day I can say I am the second best Mississippi State player to ever come from Nettleton."

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