Myles Makes Eight
Gabe Myles
Scout.com
Posted Jun 12, 2012


Gabriel Myles grew up cheering for Mississippi State at Davis Wade Stadium. Now Myles' family and friends will plan to cheer him on to victory as the Bulldog legacy plans to take his football talents from Starkville High School to Mississippi State University.

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"I committed to Mississippi State," said Myles. "Coach Mullen said welcome to the family. He said I am part of the Bulldog family now.

"I am feeling good now."

Myles was one of the first in state prospect to pick up an offer from Mississippi State and he is excited about representing his lifelong favorite team.

"It's home," said Myles of Mississippi State. "I grew up watching these guys plays.

"Every time I came to a game, I always thought that could be me in Maroon and White some day.

"Once the opportunity came. I was just like this is real now.

"It feels great to be part of the Bulldog family like Coach Mullen said.

"I have always been a Mississippi State fan and now I am going to be a player."

Despite getting his dream offer first, Myles wanted to take some time to be certain that Coach Dan Mullen's program was the best all around fit.

"I always wanted that offer, but I wanted to weigh my options," said Myles. "I didn't want to make a leap off of what I knew in the past.

"I liked the school, but it may not have been the right place for me.

"I finally got through with everything and now I am here at Mississippi State."

The Starkville High standout reports that he did give some consideration to another in state program.

"Ole Miss offered me and they talked to me about playing the same position over there I was going to play here," said Myles.

"I just had to see where my heart wanted to be and that is why I committed to Mississippi State."

Myles is expected to play defensive back at Mississippi State.

The Starkville standout is the latest in a flurry of commitments for Mississippi State that began on Friday.

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