Favre Starkville Bound

The recruitment process for Dylan Favre began with letters and camp invitations from all over the country. That same process ended moments ago after the conclusion of the O/D All-American Bowl when Favre elected to pledge his allegiance to home state school Mississippi State.

Dylan Favre profile

"I just committed to Mississippi State," said Dylan. "We just got done playing the game, so I am tired, but I am exited to get this done."

Favre had a little advance notice an offer from the Bulldogs was on the way.

"I talked to Coach Mullen yesterday and he told me they were ready to offer me," said the record breaking quarterback. "He said they were having a meeting today and he wanted to let everybody know before he offered me."

With that bit of news in mind, Dylan spent some time talking about his options with his father.

"My dad is real big about waiting it out," said Favre. "At first he told me to wait things out and not make a quick decision, but I told him Mississippi State was where I wanted to go. I told him I had been waiting on them to offer.

"My dad told me earlier today that he got to talk to Coach Mullen and that he wanted me to get back home and pack all my stuff for Starkville."

Dylan is not the first Favre to sign with the Bulldogs.

"My uncle Scott signed with Mississippi State out of high school," said Favre. "When he got there, they had a couple of guys in front of him. He decided to transfer."

Mississippi's Mr. Football chose the Bulldogs over offers from Northwestern State, Southern Miss and Tulane.

"I am just real grateful to Mississippi State for taking a chance on me when a lot of other schools wouldn't," said Dylan. "Coach Mullen is going to be coming down to visit with me on Wednesday and we're going to talk about me helping them finish this recruiting class up."

While the outcome of the O/D game did not go Dylan's way, the experience proved to be extremely valuable to him. He was named the O/D National Player of the Year.

"I didn't know they even gave out awards," said Favre. "We had the banquet and one of the guys saw the trophies and he told me I was getting one. I was pretty excited about that.

"All of the guys were real happy for me and that's the best thing about all of this. It's just been a great group of guys here this week.

"You would think getting a bunch of All-Americans together that some people would be cocky, but it wasn't like that at all. Everybody got along and had fun together."

Dylan has had his share of detractors over the years and he has had his share of support. The chance to play in the SEC is more than he ever expected and he hopes somehow he has brought respect to his school and the surrounding area.

"Everybody at St. Stanislaus has always had my back," said Favre. "A lot of people might have said I was overrated, but my people back home always supported me. They got to see me every Friday night and they know what I am about and what I can do.

"I hope this helps coast football in general because we don't always get a lot of respect down there."

Dylan is the fourth consecutive Mississippi Gatorade Player of the year to commit to Mississippi State. Derek Sherrod, Charles Mitchell and Tyler Russell are the previous three winners.

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