"I am still interested in whoever,' added Nickolas Brassell. "I am still interested in (Mississippi) State, but I do not have a number one anymore. I am still highly interested in State, but I am also still intersted in Ole Miss and Alabama and anyone else who is really interested in me."
Brassell's commitment to MSU last night came as a surprise to many as it was thought that he was leaning towards Ole Miss or Alabama. What gave him the impulse to commit to MSU Sunday night?
"They (State) are a good school and all, and I am still looking at them, but it is a long time until February. I just do not have a final decision yet. I want to see who all is going to offer me and compare it to the list of schools that have offered me. I guess I just got kind of caught up in the moment last night. I always felt like they were on the rise and then they beat Florida at Florida. Coach Smith called last night and told me they were offering my teammate Kendrick Market, and I just told him I was coming without giving it enough thought."
Snoop, as he is called by family and friends, woke up this morning and had a change of heart.
"I didn't know what to do. I was like, man, what did I do? I didn't even go to school today because I was so stressed out about it. I talked it over with my family, and we decided that the best thing for me to do was to open my recruitment back up. I just need to let everything cool down and take my visits and see after that."
Brassell phoned Coaches Nutt and Saban this morning to let them know what had happened.
"I just told them that I was still highly intersted in them. Both of them understood. Coach Nutt said he was not going to back down and still come after me real hard. That is what Coach Saban told me too. It is a long ways until signing day."
Nickolas talked about each of his top schools.
"Ole Miss is just down the road from me. I can get there and back at any time if my family needs me for anything. I really like Ole Miss' offensive system too. They run a lot of Wildcat which I love to play in. They play hard and it is a good opportunity for me. They have had a little trouble this year, but I believe their recruiting class they are bringing in this year, and MSU's too, is going to turn them into a great team over the next few years."
"Alabama just has a lot of good talent and know how to get it done. They work hard and all of their players have a good relationship and trust each other on and off the field."
"MSU came in and beat Florida in Florida and that really impressed me. They are bringing in a lot of good young players so they will be a team to watch over the next few years."
Two of his favorites actually played each other this past Saturday in the Alabama/Ole Miss game.
"Ole Miss came in and competed. They did not care how highly Bama was ranked. They came to fight like they do every Saturday. They gave it their all. And Alabama, they just find a way to win on Saturdays. That is what they always do, win, but I am really looking at where I am going to get on the field the quickest and make the biggest impact."
Brassell originally was set to make his announcement at the Army All-American game and it looks like those plans are back on the drawing board.
"That's what I am going to do. I am going to take my visits and make my announcement at the Army game unless I still do not know but hopefully I will have it all figured out by then."
Yancy Porter is the Mississippi Scout for Scout.com and he can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org