Mesquite (Texas) West Mesquite standout quarterback Chason Virgil planned to announce his college commitment in the spring and on Thursday night he did just that when he announced his commitment to the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
Virgil chose the Bulldogs over fellow finalists Colorado and Florida, and he had several good reasons for his final decision.
"I chose them because at the end of the day, out of all the schools I've been to, listening to the coaches at Mississippi State I just felt like that was the best fit for me," Virgil said. "So talking to the coaches and seeing that they develop kids at their school makes me think they could develop me as a better quarterback and take me to the next level. That's what I was looking for is someone who could develop me and make me a better quarterback. That's the thing they do the best so that's great. And the offense is a great fit."
Virgil plans to graduate in December and enroll at Mississippi State in January, and now that he has made his decision he is not looking back.
"Yes sir, it's said and done," Virgil said. "That's the final choice for me. It's over. I'm 100-percent solid to Mississippi State."
With his decision made, Virgil now plans to focus on a few other plans.
"At this point it's just going back to the drawing board," Virgil said. "I have the monkey off my back and I can just focus on working hard and trying to win a state title. Doing that and getting my grades good in school and trying to recruit some people out to Mississippi State with me."
Does he have any prospects in mind right now?
"I have to talk to the coaches about that right now and see who we're trying to get," Virgil said. "That's who I'll try and hunt down."
One thing he does know is he will be talking up Mississippi State to a few of his West Mesquite teammates like Josh Butler, Dee Anderson, and Bailey Phillips.
"I'm definitely going to go in heavy on those guys," Virgil said.
Chason Virgil is the 12 commitment in Mississippi State's 2015 recruiting class and fourth out-of-state commitment.