It was a huge day for the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
First, Dan Mullen’s Bulldogs received a commitment from 3-star cornerback Maurice Smitherman. Then, just a few hours later, 3-star quarterback Nick Tiano gave his pledge to the Bulldogs.
“We went right after camp and my Dad and I spent about an hour in coach Mullen’s office,” Tiano told BulldawgBlitz.com via Craig Stephenson of GulfLive.com. “We watched film on past QBs and studied things about MSU and their drills. We left there and walked around campus to see the buildings and the student center. I just was feeling great, so I messaged coach Mullen and told him I was heading to the facility. I told him I was ready to be a Bulldog and he was pretty pumped.”
Tiano announced the decision via his twitter account.
Starkville is a special place, the fans and the people make this place unique! I’m loving it! #HAILSTATE
— Nick Tiano (@NickTiano) June 6, 2014
I have officially committed to Mississippi State University!! #HAILSTATE
— Nick Tiano (@NickTiano) June 5, 2014
At 6’5 and weighs 230 lbs., Tiano has fantastic size as a prototypical drop-back passer. Tiano is from Chattanooga, Tennessee and attends Baylor School. He is ranked as the country’s 41st-best drop back quarterback, the 37th-best overall prospect from the state of Tennessee and the 1,049th-best overall prospect in the class of 2015, according to 24/7 Sports’ composite rankings.
Tiano chose the Bulldogs over the Miami Hurricanes. He is also receiving interest from the Alabama Crimson Tide, Auburn Tigers and Florida State Seminoles, among others.
Tiano is the 16th-verbal commitment in the Bulldogs’ 2015 recruiting class, which is now ranked eighth nationally.