Ben Wait, @BCWait
The talented hometown athlete took the first step towards following in his fathers footsteps today by signing with MSU.
Another LOI is in fresh off the presses, as 3-star Starkville (MS) defensive back Gabe Myles is officially a Bulldog.
Myles, the son of former Bulldog standout Eddie Myles, becomes the BLANK Bulldog recruit for the class of 2013 to sign, the school announced today through a statement on coach Dan Mullen's twitter account.
Welcome to the family Gabe Myles. #HailStateNSD— Dan Mullen (@CoachDanMullen) February 6, 2013
Myles is one of the better athletes in this class, and is a big pickup for MSU.
Starkville HS - Starkville, Mississippi
Height - 6'0"
Weight - 183 lbs
40 - 4.40
Recruiting Service Rankings
247Sports - 3-star (#7 MS, #40 CB), 88 Grade
Scout - 3-star (#113 CB)
Rivals - 3-star (#11 MS, NR ATH), 5.56 Grade
MSU, Alabama (interest), Louisiana Tech (interest), Memphis (interest), Ole Miss (interest)
John Luke's thoughts
Myles was the classic case of a team's best athlete playing the QB position in high school. He has nice hips and should be able to make a nice transition to the cornerback position position once he learns the ins and outs of the position. Look for him to redshirt. He guided Starkville High School to a state championship in his final season as a Yellow Jacket.
Talented two-way player from nearby Starkville High ... Projected to play in the defensive backfield at MSU ... Rated a three-star prospect by ESPN.com, Scout.com, 247Sports.com and Rivals.com ... Named the No. 42 best cornerback in the country by 247Sports.com while earning the distinction of being the 7th best player in the state regardless of position ... Considered the No. 10 Most Wanted prospect in Mississippi by the Jackson Clarion-Ledger ... Led coach Jamie Mitchell and the Starkville Yellow Jackets to a 12-3 record and the 5A state championship ... Played on both sides of the ball at quarterback and defensive back ... Threw for 1,153 yards and 12 touchdowns while running for 554 yards and nine touchdowns ... Made a splash during his junior season leading Starkville to the state championship game and throwing for 1,837 yards and 19 touchdowns while rushing for a team-leading 849 yards and seven scores ... Mississippi Association of Coaches named him the Class 5A Offensive MVP and first-team all-state following his junior season ... Named the Starkville Daily News player of the year for 2011 ... Started his career playing wide receiver and running back during his sophomore season ... Started his senior year on the Clarion Ledger's Dandy Dozen list ... Named first-team all-state by the Clarion Ledger following his senior season ... Made the MAC's list for 5A Player of the year and first-team all-state honors ... Earned a spot in the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Classic starting at cornerback but also receiving snaps at quarterback ... Committed to the Bulldogs in June 2012 over Ole Miss.
For more on Mississippi State's National Signing Day, make sure to check out our storystream and our running signees list.