Charles Cross, offensive tackle at Laurel High School, verbally committed to Mississippi State after his official visit to Starkville over the weekend.
I’m staying HOME #hailstate pic.twitter.com/ieGFvpUaZ4— Charles Cross 6️⃣7️⃣ (@CharlesCross67) December 9, 2018
Cross is ranked as the 11th best tackle prospect in the nation, a four-star recruit and the fifth best recruit in the 2019 class from the state of Mississippi, according to 247Sports.
The Laurel, Miss., native said said a big part of where he wanted to play college football depended on his level of being comfortable.
“I wanted to find a place where I felt most at home,” Cross said.
The 6-foot-5, 260-pound tackle also mentioned how current players helped him during his visit and the impact of Bulldogs offensive line coach Marcus Johnson played into his decision to become a Bulldog.
”Coach Johnson is a real good guy,” Cross said.
”He’s a stand-up guy. He cares about his players. He motivates his players.”
Cross received offers from Arkansas, Auburn, Florida State, Kentucky, LSU, Missouri and Ole to name a few.