June 20, 2010
Three-star receiver commits to Bulldogs
Woodville (Miss.) Wilkinson County wide receiver Devin Fosselman was one of the most productive receivers in Mississippi as a junior. This offseason, he has been one of the most impressive wide receivers on the camp circuit as well. Recently, a camp performance earned him an offer from Mississippi State. On Sunday, Fosselman accepted that offer and put an end to his recruitment.
"I made the decision today," Fosselman said Sunday night. "I talked to all my coaches today. I talked to my position coach, my recruiting coordinator and finally I talked to Coach Mullen and told him that I was committing to Mississippi State."
After Fosselman heard what he needed to hear out of two assistant coaches, he told head coach Dan Mullen exactly what he wanted to hear in turn.
"First I talked to my position coach and asked how they were going to use me and he said he wants me to start working hard now because he wants me to come in and play as a freshman," he said. "Then I talked to Chris Wilson my recruiting coach and he told me that they were going to take care of me and make sure I'm in a good situation.
"I thought it over for a couple of hours and then I called Coach Mullen and told him I was ready to be a part of the Bulldog family and he was really excited. He said it was something he'd been waiting on and to keep on working hard."
As a junior Fosselman put up over 1,000 yards of receiving on 47 catches. On the camp circuit he has also shown great athleticism, running in the 4.5 range and jumping 37.5 inches in the vertical. After seeing that athleticism up close, Mississippi State offered and took the lead.
"The coaches had seen my film and they liked me and stuff like that but they also wanted me to come to camp to see how I worked in their drills and their system," he said. "I did real good and talked to Coach Mullen after camp and he told me that I did real good and they liked me and an offer would be coming soon. Then a few days later, I got a letter saying I got an offer from Mississippi State."
With the commitment behind him, Fosselman couldn't be happier.
"It was very exciting," he said. "I haven't stopped smiling since I talked to Coach Mullen. Knowing where you want to be, there's no use in just sitting there and waiting. I felt like Mississippi State is the place I need to be so I went ahead and made a decision."
With just one more camp scheduled at Louisiana Tech, Fosselman can now focus in on the season where he has some lofty goals of doubling his touchdown total of 8, reaching the 1,400 yard mark in receiving and scoring at least one or two special teams touchdowns.
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