December 4, 2008

Watts set for early enrollment

Being from Georgia, Sam Watts does not have access to the local media coverage that most Mississippi State recruits do.

So when his brother received a text message on Saturday around 1 p.m. about Sylvester Croom's resignation, he thought it was a hoax.

"When my brother got the text I didn't believe it," Watts said. "I was like 'yeah right, that can't happen'. When I turned on the TV and saw that it had happened I was just kind of stunned for a while and didn't really say much."

But Watts confirmed that Croom's departure will not alter his future plans.

"I will be at Mississippi State," Watts said. "That's where God is leading me to go so that's where I will be heading."

The three-star offensive lineman said he would be waiting just like all Bulldog fans to see who the next coach would be.

The 6-foot-5, 290-pounder had an in home visit from assistant coach David Turner this week for about 30 minutes as well as received phone calls from interim head coach Rockey Felker and MSU director of athletics Greg Byrne.

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