June 12, 2012

Bulldogs pick up hometown commitment

Mississippi State's streak of commitments carried over into Tuesday as the Bulldogs landed their fifth commitment in six days.

This time the commitment had a local flavor to it as Starkville three-star athlete Gabe Myles made the decision to stay home and suit up for MSU.

"It's right in my backyard," Myles said. "Mississippi State, it just feels like home."

Myles not only gets a chance to become a hometown hero in college he will also be a Bulldog legacy. His father, Eddie Myles, was a four-year letterwinner at State from 1987-90.

The 6-foot-1, 182-pounder plays quarterback at the prep level but is being recruited as a cornerback at Mississippi State. Myles showcased his skills at both positions Friday during the Bulldogs large school 7-on-7 shootout on Friday.

Myles helped lead the Yellow Jackets into the tournament semifinals as a quarterback before losing out to Northridge (Ala.).

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