Cory Thomas liked Mississippi State an awful lot throughout the spring and summer months, so when he committed to Tennessee it came as a bit of a surprise.
Despite Thomas' announced intentions to attend school in Knoxville, Mississippi State defensive boss Geoff Collins stayed in pursuit.
On the day, Thomas announced his intentions of committing to the Volunteers, he reported that he still planned to take an official visit to Mississippi State before national signing day.
Optimism ran high in the days leading up to Thomas' return trip to the land of Maroon and White, but it appeared that the Bulldogs may have fallen out of contention in the days following that important visit.
Earlier this week, it was reported that Thomas would choose between Clemson and Tennessee, but before the evening news began Mississippi State was back in contention.
On Tuesday, the buzz of Thomas' pending about face began to grow and Mississippi State appeared to be rising from the ranks of also ran to contender once again.
The rumors proved to have some substance as earlier today during the rush of signing day endorphins, Thomas' signed national letter of intent arrived in Starkville.
Thomas chose Mississippi State over offers from Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Kentucky, Ole Miss and Tennessee among others.