September 29, 2009

Nation's leading JUCO rusher commits

The nation's leading junior college rusher needed only two days to decide where he wanted to play college football after receiving his offer.

Gulf Coast Community College three-star running back Vick Ballard picked up a scholarship offer from Mississippi State on Sunday and made his commitment Tuesday night.

"I went to their game Saturday and I liked the atmosphere," Ballard said. "They've got three senior running backs graduating and with me coming in so I know I will get some playing time. That's a good thing for me coming in with only two years left to play."

The 5-foot-11, 207-pounder currently leads the country among the junior college ranks with 880 yards on 137 carries and nine touchdowns for the 4-1 Bulldogs. He currently ranks second averaging 176 yards per game.

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