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February 4th, 2015
It was like a family reunion at Starkville High School on Wednesday morning.
When there are as many as 12 football players signing from a particular school to play at the next level, it tends to bring about a high level of interest.
The Yellowjackets were excited about the next stage of their careers individually, but were also proud and happy for the opportunities of their teammates as well.
Coach Dan Mullen has taken Mississippi State to new heights on the football field the last few seasons.
There was the No. 1 ranking for five weeks and an appearance in the Orange Bowl this past season. There were three-straight victories over Ole Miss and and four in six tries.
On Wednesday, Mullen put another feather in his cap.
Preston Baker was waiting for a knock on the door.
When the University of Tennessee at Martin came calling, Baker was ready to listen.
The former Starkville High School and East Mississippi Community College running back was offered a scholarship by the Skyhawks and committed two weeks ago, and made his intentions official on Wednesday by signing.
ACKERMAN â€“ Two years ago the schools in Choctaw County became one.
The combining of multiple football teams meant some competition for positions, but there was one spot where there was never any doubt.
MABEN â€“ Doug Wilson calls him the â€śanchor,â€ť but now it is time for Brock Flemings to let go of his stability at East Webster as he prepares to join the Jones County Junior College football team.
EUPORA â€“ More than football draws Euporaâ€™s Kris Kent to Northeast Community College.
From the scholastic majors offered to the people, Kent felt at home when he visited Booneville.
â€śThey have a great diesel program and I am interested in that area,â€ť Kent said. â€śEveryone I met when I visited was nice. I enjoyed talking with the coaches. I had fun up there and they have a nice campus.â€ť
The dream continues for Lexi Turner.
Turner, a senior soccer player at Starkville High School, was looking for the right opportunity to continue playing the sport she loved.
She found it at Louisiana-Lafayette and signed with the Ragin' Cajuns on Wednesday.
Mississippi State softball coach Vann Stuedeman likes tournaments.
She enjoys them to start the season and says they can benefit a team for the end of the season.
The Bulldog Kickoff Classic, which begins today, gives MSU plenty of opportunities to get on the field.
The 2014 football season may be in the rearview mirror, but football is also the focus in February.
Today is the first day that high school athletes can sign national letter of intents â€“ National Signing Day â€“ and football will be the one sport that is talked about more than any other.
Mississippi State is hoping it's another feather in the cap of head coach Dan Mullen.
It's amazing to see how far National Signing Day for football has come.
Once upon a time, it wasn't as easy to keep track of which high school and junior college players were putting their names on the dotted line. About 30 years ago, there was no internet and no fax machines, so getting that information out was quite a challenge.