Over the weekend at Mississippi State's junior day, Warren Central High School's Chris Stamps was offered by the Bulldogs and it was the offer he was seeking. On Tuesday afternoon, Stamps wasted little time and became Mississippi State's eighth commitment for the Class of 2015.
The 6-foot-1 and 170-pound cornerback is also MSU's third commitment in the past four days and another talented in-state commitment from the Class of 2015.
"I just called Coach (Deshea) Townsend, Coach (Greg) Knox and Coach (Dan) Mullen a few seconds ago and committed," said Stamps, who also held an offer from Louisiana Tech and interest from Alabama, Missouri, Auburn and Ole Miss. "They were all excited and said they were glad I am part of the family now. They told me it's my job now to go bring in more guys in my class and I am ready to do that."
Following his junior day visit, Stamps said he wanted to spend some time talking to his parents and coaches before making a decision. He did just that and was comfortable with his decision.
"I talked with my head coach Josh Morgan and my family these past couple of days," said Stamps. "I just felt at home with Mississippi State and I knew where I wanted to play. It wasn't that hard waiting a couple of days. I didn't want to jump right when they offered without talking to my parents and coaches about it."
And those remaining questions he had about the MSU program were all answered during his recent trip to Starkville. Stamps noted that played a big factor with Tuesday's decision.
"I actually got to see a lot more than I saw before," said Stamps. "I got to see their workout facilities and I got a good vibe from their players. I got to see how much time they put into working hard and how much time they put into studying. Everything just added up for me and there were no flaws.
"Then I always enjoy talking to the coaches. They always remind me I've got to work hard and that they are going to push me when I get up there. I definitely look forward to learning from Coach Townsend. I know I am ready to go make plays for him and make plays for the Bulldogs."
As the coaches told Stamps today, he plans to put on his MSU recruiting hat and help the Bulldogs reel in more in-state talent in the depth-filled Class of 2015. He's already got a couple of guys in his sights, too.
"There's a lot of good players in this state and our class is already off to a great start," said Stamps, who had five interceptions and 10 PBUs as a junior. "It just lets you know that this is the program that is the best for all of these guys. I want to bring in Malik Dear and he is an explosive guy. I want to help bring in Jamal Peters, too, and he is a great player.
"Plus, I have no more worrying now about my future. My parents know Mississippi State is the best place for me, too. I am just three hours from home and I will be in the SEC. I get to play in that new stadium and Mississippi State is the best place for me and for my family."
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