During SEC Media Days, record setting quarterback Will Rogers highlighted what it meant to him to have the opportunity to play for the Mississippi State football team.
For years now, there has been an emphasis on winning recruiting battles in the state of Mississippi. And for Mississippi State football, it’s been crucial for the MSU Bulldogs to recruit and develop homegrown talent.
Mississippi State quarterback Will Rogers embodies that.
The Brandon, Mississippi native has been a key cog for Mississippi State’s success in recent years and he’s made it clear that he takes immense pride in representing his home state by playing for the Bulldogs.
“It just means everything. I think Coach Arnett is doing a really great job of keeping the best players from Mississippi to go to Mississippi State. I think that should be the main point of emphasis when recruiting, recruit the instate kids first,” Rogers said, according to ASAP Sports.
Will Rogers makes it clear what playing for Mississippi State football means to him
“You look at a lot of the guys on our team — myself, Walley, Tulu, Emmanuel Forbes was my class. We had a lot of guys that came through my class that are from Mississippi,” Rogers explained further. “I think that should be a big point of emphasis.”
Throughout his career, Rogers has broken several Mississippi State records and has elevated himself across the SEC passing record book. Expect more of that this season as he builds upon his 1,159 passing completions, 1,639 pass attempts, 10,689 passing yards, and 70.7 percent completion percentage.
Oh, and he has 82 passing touchdowns against just 24 picks.
Last season he tossed 35 touchdowns with only 8 interceptions. Rogers heads into 2023 as one of the most prolific passers in college football history. His pinpoint accuracy and quick release make him a coveted NFL prospect.
Mississippi State football fans should be glad that Rogers is gladly representing them.