May 20, 2010

Day holds up his end of the deal

Several months ago Dillon Day received a verbal offer from Mississippi State with the stipulation that if he improved his grades and got bigger that it would turn into an official one.

Day kept his end of the deal making the honor roll and bulking up from 237-pounds up to 291-pounds. The Bulldogs awarded his effort on national signing day and brought in the standout Louisiana offensive lineman.

Day made no qualms that he wanted to go to MSU but committed to Louisiana Tech just days before signing day because the Bulldogs had yet to offer.

"I was kind of disappointed with how it happened but I guess that's just how it went down," Day said. "I wasn't trying to tell Tech I was coming and then not go. I was waiting on that offer from Mississippi State. That's where I wanted to go."

Originally Day was expected to be a greyshirt option for the Bulldogs but that may not necessarily still be the case.

"Coach (John) Hevesy said there was a 90-percent chance that I would be coming in July," Day said. "I haven't talked to him in a couple weeks. It was like a greyshirt thing but they've changed it to where I'm coming in now but I'm still not 100-percent sure."

The former two-star prospect helped lead West Monroe to an undefeated Class 5A State Championship as a senior. The Rebels defeated Archbishop Rummel 30-0 in the title game inside the Louisiana Superdome.

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