Abraham Commits to MSU

Lamar Consolidated (Houston, TX) High School senior baseball player Cody Abraham has made his choice known and the lucky college is Mississippi State University.

"I committed to (Mississippi State head) Coach (John) Cohen about 15 minutes ago," said Cody. "We had talked earlier and discussed things including the advantages to going to Mississippi State. I called him back later and committed."

The advantages to signing with Mississippi State were numerous according to Cody, but the one big advantage was his love for the university.

"It's just a fact that I grew up loving Mississippi State," said Cody. "I've been a Mississippi State fan since the first second after I was born. I bled maroon."

And he even has cried tears of maroon a time or two.

"My dad likes to tell this story but when I was six-years old we were getting killed by LSU (in football) and I started crying because it hurt so much," said Cody.

Now Cody is causing the crying because several schools that wanted him very, very badly lost out on this very talented baseball player.

"Rice called me and told me how much they wanted me there," said Cody. "And the University of Texas, probably about three minutes after I got off the phone with Coach Cohen, called me to tell me they were offering me a scholarship. I told them thanks but that I was going to Mississippi State."

While Cody told Coach Cohen this afternoon, he actually had made the decision early this morning.

"I had done some hard thinking the last three days but it just hit me this morning," said Cody. "I knew I needed to be at Mississippi State."

And in one year Cody Abraham will be living a dream come true.

"I'm coming to play ball at Mississippi State," said the still excited youngster.

Gene Swindoll is the publisher of the GenesPage.com website, the source for Mississippi State sports on Scout.com sports network. You can contact him by emailing swindoll@genespage.com.

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