Tylertown High School Tyre’oune Holmes commits to Mississippi State. Photo by: Fairway Sports Media
October 12, 2012 11:26:07 AM
STARKVILLE - Mississippi State University picked up its 19th football commitment for the recruiting class of 2013 when Tylertown High School athlete Tyre'oune Holmes gave his verbal pledge Thursday afternoon.
Holmes, a 5-foot-10 and 170-pound athlete didn't need any time to contemplate the offer presented to him by MSU secondary coach Tony Hughes Thursday morning.
"Coach Hughes called me this morning and told me I had an offer," Holmes told The Dawg Walk, formerly Bulldawgjunction.com. "I jumped on it right away and they passed the phone around so I got to talk to all of them. Coach Mullen said they were very glad to have me and that they were excited to get me up there."
Holmes, who currently plays quarterback and cornerback at Tylertown, had only one other scholarship offer before MSU called and that was from Football Championship Subivision school Alcorn State University.
"Well, honestly, this was the offer that I was waiting on," Holmes said. "I love the atmosphere up there and all the fans. I love all of the coaches and all of the players. They have a family atmosphere and they make me feel like I am part of the family. I plan to be there (in attendance) for the Tennessee game on Saturday."
Holmes is in the physical mold of former Tylertown athlete and now current sophomore wide receiver/punt returner Jameon Lewis as the senior high school athlete averages 102 rushing yards per game with 16 total touchdowns.
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