In October, Sean Rawlings jumped on the opportunity to play in the SEC and chose Mississippi State. The Bulldogs had extended a scholarship offer only days prior, but Rawlings wasn’t going to waste the chance. Schools like Arkansas State and Louisiana Tech were the only schools nibbling before that time.
His October decision was made even more interesting considering Rawlings had attended every Egg Bowl since his toddler days–as an Ole Miss fan.
“I’ve been to nearly ever Egg Bowl since I could probably walk … but as an Ole Miss fan,” Rawlings told Saturday Down South right before the game. “So that’ll be the most interesting thing for me is cheering on the Bulldogs (Thanksgiving week). I couldn’t be more excited.”
Well, Rawlings won’t have to root for those Bulldogs after all. This weekend, the Rebels finally came through with a scholarship offer for Rawlings, and he pounced on it. Now he won’t have to have a family divided. Rawlings is 6-foot-5, 305-pounds and is out of Madison (Miss.). He is rated a three-star prospect.
NOTE: All ratings refer to the 247Sports.com composite ranking.