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February 6th, 2013
It was an eventful day for the Mississippi State coaching staff.
As National Signing Day came to a close, the Bulldogs had put together a top 25 recruiting class.
Mississippi Valley State University can get ready for another Rice on the football field.
At the school where Jerry Rice began to make a name for himself, his nephew looks to do the same thing with the Delta Devils.
Josh Rice, who happens to be a wide receiver, was a one of 10 Starkville Yellowjackets to sign their names to scholarships to continue their football careers Wednesday morning.
There is no doubt in the mind of Starkville Academy soccer coach Robert Gardner that Tiffany Huddleston has the tools to be successful at Mississippi State.
Huddleston signed a national letter of intent Wednesday morning to play soccer for the Bulldogs. She was surrounded by family and friends at the SA media center.
It was a big day for Starkville athletics on Wednesday.
When the two high school schools in town can deliver a pair of athletes to Mississippi State on the same day, it's a big deal.
MABEN â€“ Community college will be the first stop on the college career path for a couple of Adam Lowreyâ€™s West Oktibbeha football players.
Standout running back Tiberias Lampkin will be spending the next couple of years playing for Coahoma Community College.
EUPORA â€“ There was an early morning wakeup call for a couple of Eupora Eagles on National Signing Day.
At approximately 8:15 a.m., Derrick Jones and Lazerick Davis announced that they would be attending the University of Mississippi and East Mississippi Community College, respectively.
ACKERMAN â€“ A quartet of Ackerman Indians made their college destinations known on Wednesday morning.
Ackerman fans already knew where Trent Furr and Lenny Taylor were continuing their careers, but it was not until mid-morning, they learned where Alex Foust and Quinton Lane were going to end up.
Mississippi State fans have much to be excited about on National Signing Day.
Most high school football players went to bed Tuesday night knowing for sure where the next stop would be to continue their high school football careers.
There were some who slept on it.
As National Signing Day takes place across the nation, there are several local schools taking part.
Starkville High School has eight football players taking their talents to the next level.
Rick Ray is pretty familiar with in-state rivalries.
The first-year Mississippi State head coach spent three years at Purdue in West Lafayette, Ind. The rivalry between the Boilermakers and the Indiana Hoosiers is one of the biggest rivalries in college basketball.