June 14, 2013

State lands two-sport star in Staley

It has been a good week for both Rick Ray and Dan Mullen landing two commitments each at Mississippi State.

Their week got even better simultaneously as Marietta, Ga., standout Elijah Staley committed to play both football and basketball for the Bulldogs Friday afternoon.

"The biggest thing was I could play both sports there at a high level in the SEC," Staley said. "I love the coaching staffs in both football and basketball. Coach Mullen has a history of great quarterbacks and Coach Ray with the basketball team has been recruiting me since I was a freshman and he was at Clemson. When he came to Mississippi State, he kept recruiting me. I feel like they both have the best interest in me and will help me do both sports and also get my degree."

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