National Signing Day 2013: Brandon Wells signs with MSU

Clarion-Ledger's Rod Walker (@rwalker1906)

The Bouge Chitto standout has faxed in his LOI to play for MSU.

You can add 3-star Bogue Chitto athlete Brandon Wells to the list of recruits who have signed on to play at Mississippi State today.

Wells becomes the fifth Bulldog recruit for the class of 2013 to sign, the school announced today through a statement on coach Dan Mullen's twitter account.

High School

Bogue Chitto School - Bogue Chitto, Mississippi

Measureables

Height - 6'2"
Weight - 175 lbs
40 - 4.50

Recruiting Service Rankings

247Sports - 3-star (#12 MS, #54 ATH), 86 Grade

Scout - 3-star (#89 S)

Rivals - 3-star 5.6 Grade

Bio (from HailState.com via our own WCF)

Brandon Wells, ATH, 6-2, 180, Bogue Chitto, Miss. (Bogue Chitto)
HIGH SCHOOL: One of the most versatile athletes in the Southeast, recruited for both offense and defense ... He is a national top-100 safety by Scout.com ... Rated the No. 8 overall player in the state of Mississippi, regardless of position, by ESPN ... The Clarion-Ledger ranked him in their first 25 prospects on the postseason Top 40 list, and second team all-state defense from all classifications ... Chosen by the MHSAA to play in the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Game as a safety, and the Mississippi Association of Coaches named him first team all-state Class 1A as an athlete ... For his senior season he led Coach Gareth Sartin's Bobcats to a 13-1 record Region 4-1A title, reaching the third round of the state championship playoffs... Rushed for 1,333 yards and ten touchdowns, averaging 10.2 yards each attempt, and caught 13 passes for 190 yards and two more scores ... Was 6-of-12 passing for 70 yards and a touchdown ... Took over for an injured starter to quarterback BCHS to a comeback victory over Stringer, running 70 yards for one touchdown ... Recorded 35 total tackles with one interception and three passes broken up ... As a junior rushed for 1,212 yards and eleven touchdowns, gaining nine yards per carry to earn the second of his three all-state honors ... He caught three passes for 61 yards, while compiling 31 total tackles on defense with three interceptions, two more deflections, and a fumble forced ... As an all-state sophomore he rushed for six touchdowns and 432 yards, with another touchdown receiving ... Had 55 tackles in 2010 with an interception and 58-yard return ... Chose Mississippi State over Ole Miss and others.

Highlights

Offers

MSU

John Luke's thoughts

Brandon Wells was the first commitment of the 2013 class for MSU and he never wavered on that pledge. He played multiple positions in high school, but has the looks of a safety at the next level. He will also likely take a redshirt.

HailState.com Bio

One of the most versatile athletes in the Southeast, recruited for both offense and defense ... He is a national top-100 safety by Scout.com ... Rated the No. 8 overall player in the state of Mississippi, regardless of position, by ESPN ... The Clarion-Ledger ranked him in their first 25 prospects on the postseason Top 40 list, and second team all-state defense from all classifications ... Chosen by the MHSAA to play in the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Game as a safety, and the Mississippi Association of Coaches named him first team all-state Class 1A as an athlete ... For his senior season he led Coach Gareth Sartin's Bobcats to a 13-1 record Region 4-1A title, reaching the third round of the state championship playoffs... Rushed for 1,333 yards and ten touchdowns, averaging 10.2 yards each attempt, and caught 13 passes for 190 yards and two more scores ... Was 6-of-12 passing for 70 yards and a touchdown ... Took over for an injured starter to quarterback BCHS to a comeback victory over Stringer, running 70 yards for one touchdown ... Recorded 35 total tackles with one interception and three passes broken up ... As a junior rushed for 1,212 yards and eleven touchdowns, gaining nine yards per carry to earn the second of his three all-state honors ... He caught three passes for 61 yards, while compiling 31 total tackles on defense with three interceptions, two more deflections, and a fumble forced ... As an all-state sophomore he rushed for six touchdowns and 432 yards, with another touchdown receiving ... Had 55 tackles in 2010 with an interception and 58-yard return ... Chose Mississippi State over Ole Miss and others.

For more on Mississippi State's National Signing Day, make sure to check out our storystream and our running signees list.

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