Mississippi State gets its quarterback, holds steady with nation’s No. 10 class


Mississippi State landed its 2015 quarterback late Thursday, and he’s a good one–good enough to have once had his homestate Texas Longhorns looking at him.

Chason Virgil had the eye of Texas, and held offers from Auburn, Florida, Mizzou, Arizona State, Clemson, Nebraska and UCLA. But in the 11th hour of what seems like the unofficial quarterback recruiting period (the spring of QB juniors’ year), Virgil came aboard with the Bulldogs. Even a few days ago, nobody saw this coming–but that’s the life of the quarterback recruit.

“Really, the thing that made it click was they had everything I was looking for in a school,” Virgil told 247Sports.com. “When that happens you can’t pass it up and you have to capitalize on it. They have everything that I was looking for in a lot of schools. And I talked with my mom and dad and they love the place as well. So it felt like the right fit for me and my family.”

Virgil, who is Mississippi State’s 12th commitment for 2015, is a three-star prospect out of Mesquite (Texas). He is 6-foot-2, 170 pounds and rated the No. 18 pro-style prospect in the country.

When he was a junior, he threw for 1,440 yards and 11 TDs, while rushing for nearly 300 more and 3 scores.

EDITOR’S NOTE: All rankings, team or individual, are based on composite rankings from 247Sports.com.

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  • Why does 247sports have him listed as a Pro-Style when every other site has him listed as a Dual-Threat. Come on 247sports get your game face on.