Class of 2015 three-star Memphis (Tenn.) Central athlete Deddrick Thomas has known for a while that he was ready to commit to Mississippi State and on Tuesday he just couldn't wait any longer.
"I was going to wait but I went ahead and committed today," the 5-foot-9, 171-pound playmaker said. "I had talked with them a lot recently and Coach Mullen called my coach today and they wanted to have so I said 'let's go.'"
Thomas was a one-man highlight show in the fall for Central, carrying his team to the playoffs while playing quarterback. At Mississippi State he'll be used as an offensive weapon.
"They said they can see me playing slot receiver and doing a little kick and punt return as well," Thomas said. "They said pretty similar to how they use Jameon Lewis."
Thomas was on campus in Starkville two weekends ago and said he was sold.
"The last time I visited I loved it," he said. "It's a cool place."
Thomas committed to the Bulldogs over Ole Miss, Vanderbilt and several others and said he still might take some summer visits with high school teammates. Either way, he doesn't plan on changing his mind.
"In the summer or fall I might take a few visits but I feel really good about my decision and I'm happy to be part of the Mississippi State family."