Texas 2015 HS QB Chason Virgil committed to Mississippi State last May. He was set to graduate this winter and enroll early at Mississippi State, until he wasn’t.
Suddenly big time Mississippi State, up to No. 13 in the 247 Composite rankings for 2015, needed to make room. Dan Mullen pulled his offer and gave him the chance to mill about for a year and grayshirt for 2016. Virgil’s coach was not pleased.
The SEC is the closest thing college football has to the NFL. Incidents like this are a reminder that’s also true when it comes to roster management, of unpaid teenagers attending a college.