Meridian CC Lefty Commits to MSU

Meridian Community College freshman lefthanded pitcher Blake Hennington has decided to cast his lot with Mississippi State.

"I just committed to Mississippi State today," said Hennington, who will sign with the Bulldogs this spring. "I kind of knew where I wanted to go, but I wanted to make sure I was making the right decision. And I know I did."

He called the Mississippi State coaches to commit this morning.

"I called Coach (Butch) Thompson around 10 this morning and told him I was ready to do," said Hennington, who chose the Bulldogs over an offer from Southern Miss. "He said they were glad that I was going to be a Bulldog. I also talked to Coach (John) Cohen a little bit when they handed him the phone. He said he was excited."

Blake Hennington is Mississippi State's first spring commitment for the current recruiting class and will be the fifteen signee for the 2008-2009 recruiting class when he signs his scholarship papers this spring.

Other signees include:

  • LHP C.C. Watson
  • LHP Luke Bole
  • 1B/RHP Ethan Bright
  • RHP Chris Stratton
  • LHP Tim Statz
  • C Wesley Thigpen
  • INF Nick Vickerson
  • OF Runey Davis
  • OF Jaron Shepherd
  • LHP Matt Lane
  • RHP Kendall Graveman
  • C Kolby Byrd
  • INF Ben Bracewell
  • OF/RHP Trey Johnson

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