August 1, 2012 10:37:39 PM
STARKVILLE - Mississippi State University football had added to its depth in the receiving core of the 2013 recruiting class.
Multiple reports have confirmed Louisiana receiver Shelby Christy verbally announced his commitment to the Bulldogs program Wednesday evening. Christy, who attended the MSU Big Dawg Camp a couple weeks ago, becomes the 14th verbal commitment of the current recruiting class.
"The reason I picked MSU was the coaching," Christy told BulldawgJunction.com. "Coach Mullen and Coach Mirando are both very good coaches and mad me fee wanted. I have been to Mississippi State twice and I have felt at home both times. I love it there. "
Christy, who is 6-foot-3 and 190 pounds, is now one of five wide receiver prospects to commit to the MSU program. The Bulldogs will lose as many as four starting wide receivers from this season's roster.
"If you look at the class we have coming in, we have a chance to be one of the top wide receiver classes in the country. We are all big and strong and can run. It's going to be exciting."
According to Rivals.com, Christy is the 26th-best prospect in the state of Louisiana and 85th best receiver talent in the country. Last season he led Dutchtown High School to an 11-1 season where they lost their first game in the opening game of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association playoffs.
Christy selected MSU over as many as 14 scholarship offers including the University of Mississippi, Georgia Tech University, University of Nebraska and Vanderbilt University. Under NCAA rules, Christy will have to wait under the first week of February to make his decision official.
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