Myles ready to be one making plays for MSU

MSU's Gabe Myles
Staff Writer

Gabe Myles has always enjoyed going to Super Bulldog Weekend and the Maroon-White Spring Football Game.
Being a Starkville native, Myles would take the opportunity to attend Mississippi State’s spring homecoming and see the talent coming up on the football field.
Now he is the one looking to make the plays.
Myles has gone from just watching the spring game to be an active participant with the Bulldogs as the wide receiver. He and his teammates will do so again Saturday at 3 p.m.
“I always wanted to see who was going to be on the field,” Myles said of his memories of past MSU spring games. “I was just looking for some highlight type of stuff. It’s good to see some football being played at the college you always wanted to attend.”
It has been a good spring for Myles after what he admits was a disappointing season in 2016.
There were many “outside influences” that caused Myles to fall short of the expectations he had for himself on the field.
Myles made up his mind to go into the offseason, have fun and prepare the best he could for his senior season in the fall for the Bulldogs.
“I’m just trying to not think so much and use the talent God gave me,” Myles said.
MSU quarterback Nick Fitzgerald has worked closely with Myles during the offseason and likes the progress they have made together.
The two players have become closer and were even able to joke around with the media on Thursday.
“This spring he has really been upbeat and uptempo,” Fitzgerald said of Myles. “Nothing really seems to bother him. He makes a great play – awesome. He makes a bad play – he moves on to the next one. He has more confidence now.”
After establishing himself as the starting quarterback of the Bulldogs, Fitzgerald has improved the relationship with Myles and the other receivers.
“Communication has been a whole lot better this year,” Myles said. “He knows us. We can talk and ask questions on and off the field.”
With that chemistry between Fitzgerald and his receivers, Myles may be the one making the special catch rather than watching it come from someone else.