June 3, 2012

Schuessler has arrived

All spring Mississippi State practiced with just two scholarship quarterbacks on its roster.

But that all changes today as Nick Schuessler arrives on campus. The Georgia Class AAAAA Championship signal caller will move in to the dorms today and start his career with the Bulldogs on Monday.

"The last few weeks have been crazy," Schuessler said. "Living in one place for 17 years, that's my whole life. This last week I've been saying my goodbyes to all my close friends. I've just been kind of reminiscing with everybody thinking about where I come from and what God's plan is for me for my future. It's been sad but at the same time real exciting to start this new chapter of my life."

The two-star quarterback from Grayson High School in Loganville, Ga., joined the Bulldogs class late in the process after Dylan Favre departed team following the regular season. Initially MSU did not intend to sign a signal caller in this class but liked what they saw in Schuessler in camp over the summer so it was a natural fit.

"This is something that I've been dreaming of my entire life," Schuessler said. "I finally get a chance to prove not only to the coaches and players at Mississippi State but the whole nation when it's my time. Hopefully I can prove to everybody my ability. I'm so excited to just get out there and get a whole new band of brothers and grind with everybody."

Schuessler admits he has been "eating everything in sight" trying to gain weight and is now up to 196-pounds on his 6-foot-4 frame. He has also been training hard with the program sent to him by the Bulldogs strength and conditioning coordinator Matt Balis.

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