March 30, 2008

Mississippi State snags QB out of Alabama

An Alabama native will be taking his game to the Magnolia State in 2009. Hamilton, Ala. quarterback Josh Hollingsworth only took one day to ponder an offer from Mississippi State before making a decision. That decision was that he wanted to become a Bulldog.

"They offered me on Thursday afternoon and I went ahead and committed on Friday afternoon," confirmed Hollingsworth.

Following a trip to the Egg Bowl, the 6-foot-1 180-pound signal-caller took a trip to Mississippi State's Junior Day and a Spring Break trip to Spring Practice. Everything he saw impressed him.

"We went over Spring Break and watched practice," he said. "I really liked the coaching and the school so I went ahead and committed. I really like the way Coach Croom runs likes to run his program. He doesn't just put athletics first. Schools work and mostly character come first. In his first or second year he kicked something like 30 players off the team."

Hollingsworth also feels as though he will be a great fit for the Bulldog offensive system.

"The offense is pretty much set up for me," he said. "The QB doesn't have to run the ball hardly any. Using the shotgun and under center, I like to use both of those. I think they like my mechanics, I have good footwork and I have a pretty strong arm is what they say."

Committing at such an early stage in the process obviously brings up the possibility of other schools coming into the picture but Lawrence insists that he is solid as a Bulldog, even despite growing up an Auburn Tiger fan.

"I think I'm gonna fit in real well there so I think that I'm pretty much set," he said. "I grew up and Auburn fan my whole life and somebody asked me that if Auburn offered you then you'd change you mind right? But I really don't think I would. It would take something short of a miracle probably."


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