All Star In State QB to Walk On at MSU
Posted Feb 12, 2010

Just a few days removed from scoring a goal in the 5A state championship soccer final against Gautier, Ridgeland standout quarterback Brantley Adams has made his college decision. After a visit to the Mississippi State campus on Friday, Adams accepted a spot on the Bulldogs' roster as a preferred walk on.

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"I am on my way home from there right now," said Brantley Friday evening. "We went up and met with Coach Mullen today. They showed us around and we talked about me playing there and I told them I was coming.

"They showed me the locker room, the weight room, the practice facilities, the academic center and the dorm rooms."

Just under two years ago, the dream of being part of a college football roster seemed to be a long shot at best.

Adams suffered a severe injury that cost him his junior season and kept him off the recruiting radar.

"I broke my femur in the spring of my junior year," said Brantley. "I wasn't able to do anything that spring and I missed all of the summer camps.

"I didn't come back to football until the third game of the year."

The time off caused Adams to appreciate the game much more. He prepared himself mentally to have a strong senior season.

"We ran a new offense this year," said Brantley. "We started running the spread option and just all meshed. We had started putting up a lot of yards and winning some games. We had a good year."

The year ended with Adams' selection to the annual Bernard Blackwell Classic that pits players from North Mississippi against players form South Mississippi.

Once his prep career was over, Ridgeland Kenny Burton did his part to help ensure Brantley was not overlooked.

"Coach Burton sent my tape out and he sent it to Mississippi State since they weren't able to see me," said Brantley. "We started talking after that and then they invited me up for a visit.

"It is a great feeling. I am ready to get started."

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