With Dak Prescott at the helm in 2014, the Mississippi State Bulldogs are set this season.
They will, of course, eventually need a successor and they may have found him on Thursday when 3-star quarterback Chason Virgil gave his pledge to the Bulldogs.
“I just called them about 30 or 40 minutes ago and told them,” Virgil told Paul Jones of 24/7 Sports. “I called Coach (Brian) Johnson and I had already told him two days ago that I wanted to commit but I knew they were so busy earlier in the week. So he already knew why I was calling and he just asked me if I was ready to commit and I said ‘yes’.
“Then me and Coach (Dan) Mullen plan to talk tomorrow when he gets back in town. At first, they kinda wanted me to wait until I could talk more with Coach Mullen. But Coach Mullen gave Coach Johnson the go-ahead to accept my commitment. Coach Johnson said he was very excited and was glad it happened today.”
The 6’2, 170-pound Virgil attends Mesquite High School in Texas. He is ranked as the country’s 18th-best pro style quarterback, 55th-best overall prospect in Texas and the 461st-best overall prospect in the class of 2015, according to 24/7 Sports’ composite rankings.
Virgil chose the Bulldogs over offers from the Auburn Tigers, Clemson Tigers, Florida Gators and Texas Longhorns, among others.