Bulldogs Get First Commitment for 2011

Coach Dan Mullen has placed a special emphasis on Mississippi's top in state talent. The Bulldogs head man has pledged to make every effort to keep the state's top players at home. Mullen and his staff so far have made good on that promise as evidenced by a strong recruiting effort in state. The Bulldogs are off to a fast start for the class of 2011. Talented tackle Nick Redmond committed today.

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"I committed to Mississippi State," said Redmond. "I have always liked them. I have wanted to play for them since I was a kid. They offered me, so I said okay."

The chance to play college football is the dream of all high school players. The chance to get a free education and a college degree is of equal importance.

"My parents think it's great," said Redmond of his parents' reaction to his decision. "My parents never went to college, so it's real important to them that I go. I have a brother at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community college now. My parents always wanted us to go to college."

Nick is on campus at Mississippi State today enjoying the Bulldogs' game with the LSU Tigers. Prior to the game he made his commitment official even though he considered himself off the market prior to the game.

"I talked to them on Thursday night," said Redmond of his conversations with the Mississippi State coaches. "I called Coach Koenning and I wanted to know where to meet them. I told him that I was commiting and he told me that was great.

"I got the chance to talk the O line coach (John Hevesy) and he seems real cool. He told me that he really liked me and he was excited about me coming up there."

Over the course of the game, Redmond will be looking at things from more a different viewpoint. He wants to see the nuts and bolts of the entire operation.

"The main thing I want to see is the intensity," said the talented offensive tackle. "I want to see how the coaches react to things. I want to see how the players talk to each other. I want to see all of the little things."

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