When Mississippi State received a commitment from talented Texas QB Chason Virgil several weeks ago, it was probably a safe assumption that State was done for at the signal caller position for the 2015 class. Well, that is for those of us who didn't know that the coaching staff continued to pursue talented Tennessee prospect Nick Tiano as well. Tiano was in Starkville on Thursday to camp and take in the campus, and apparently it was enough to make him the 15th pledge for MSU's 2015 recruiting class.
Tiano, a 6'5", 230 lb pro-style QB from the Chattanooga, Tennessee area told Bulldog Blitz that he loved State since his first visit:
"I get to work with coach Mullen and coach (Brian) Johnson and they're going to develop me to be the best I can be, I know that. We all have a great relationship and I really feel at home up there. I love the fans and everything about the University. I was just happy to finally get this decision made and to be Bulldog."
While you may think that Tiano's commitment would threaten Virgil since the Bulldogs now have two QBs for the 2015 class, it looks as though Virgil welcomed Tiano to the Bulldog family himself on Thursday:
It's great to see that both talented QBs want to be in Starkville and want to compete for the starting QB position. That will only make both better, and having both as a part of the class really continues MSU's big run on the class of 2015.
In addition to his recruitment by MSU, Tiano also held an offer from Miami, and was being pursue by various other schools. He became the 15th member of MSU's 2015 class, which would turn out to be just the second of three on the day as Alabama DL Kendell Jones committed later on in the evening.