Mississippi State is the first school to pull the trigger and to offer Louisville (GA) Jefferson County defensive end Chris Crenshaw. Crenshaw has been receiving attention from multiple ACC and SEC programs for months, so receiving his first offer is big.
"This offer means I don't have to worry about not going to college anymore," said Crenshaw. "If I was going to college, it had to be on a scholarship, so Mississippi State just gave me a way to get to college."
"It is really exciting to get the first offer and I like Mississippi State. I am going to be there this weekend for their camp, so I can't wait."
The offer came during a conversation with Coach David Turner on Tuesday evening.
"Coach Turner came out to watch me during the spring and he let me know that they liked me a lot then. I got back on the phone with him on Tuesday and he told me the whole staff watched my tape and that they wanted to offer me a scholarship."
"After talking to Coach Turner, I got on the phone with Sylvester Croom too. He told me that they wanted to offer me and that he really liked my highlight tape."
The Bulldogs have offered the 6-foot-2, 231-pound rush end first, so who may be second?
"I think Georgia Tech is close to offering me," he said. "I am going to their camp on June 14 and they told me that if I do well, then they are probably going to offer me."
The Yellow Jackets are closer to home, but the Mississippi State Bulldogs offered first and that has put them in the lead.
"I was already interested in them, but I like them even more now. They are on top for me right now."
"This is exciting, so I just want to keep getting better and see who else offers me."