Update: Just to add to the story of Willie’s home-coming selection of Mississippi State, he told local media this morning after his announcement that he was silently committed to LSU as late as this past Sunday. Obviously, State fans are elated that he ultimately chose MSU in the end, but man, that is scary to think about.
After months of media speculation, commitments, decommitments, and all sorts of updates in between, hometown hero and 4-star linebacker Willie Gay has chosen Mississippi State.
The nation's No. 2 OLB Willie Gay will sign with Mississippi State— Robbie Faulk (@robbiefaulk247) February 1, 2017
Gay’s recruitment has been a whirlwind of sorts as he’s leaned towards all of his finalists at some point. Willie committed to Ole Miss in the summer of 2016, and then courted heavy interest from both Michigan and LSU down the stretch. Ultimately, it seems that the draw to play at home for the team he grew up cheering for was too much to pass on.
Congrats to Willie, and welcome!