Gainous Waiting on the Word

A fresh crop of Bulldog reinforcements will begin reporting to Starkville over the course of the next week. Kirkland Gainous is not 100% certain he will be joining them for the beginning of fall practice.

"Right now it could be July 5th or I'm going to grey shirt and go in and January," said Kirkland. "I just don't know yet. I am going to call on Monday and see what's going to happen."

The Lincoln High School standout reports that he is awaiting clearance from the NCAA clearinghouse before making the move to the MSU campus.

"I am waiting to see what happens with my academics," said Gainous. "Everything should be good to go, but I am just waiting to hear. I sent everything in to the NCAA last week, so I hope to hear something the first part of next week."

Kirk hopes to be in uniform when the Bulldogs take the field in the season opener against Louisiana Tech, but he is prepared for every scenario.

"I do wish I was going in for the fall because I believe I am ready," said Gainous. "I will just have to wait and see what they tell me. Either way I am going to go in there and work hard and do my best. If it's this summer or in January in time for the spring, I am ready to work hard."

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