Tupelo High School wide receiver Chad Bumphis has Mississippi State on his radar with the hiring of new coach Dan Mullen.
“They’re pretty high right now. I like Dan Mullen a lot. That’s who was recruiting me for Florida. I like his offense,” said Bumphis, who is in Mobile preparing for Saturday’s Mississippi-Alabama all-star game.
Florida and Alabama had been considered the leaders in Bumphis’ recruitment with Ole Miss having gotten back in the picture by virtue of its strong finish to the regular season.
Bumphis played a lot of quarterback at Tupelo, so he’s no stranger to running and throwing. He is intrigued by the possibility of being the “Wild Rebel” at Ole Miss where a receiver or another skill position player take a shotgun snap and sets the play in motion.
Apparently a number of prospects are being recruited with the Wild Rebel in mind.
“Coach Mullens said he’d run the same thing. The thing about Ole Miss … I like their offense, and I like the coaches, but every receiver they recruit, they tell them they’re going to run the Wild Rebel, so I don’t know if I’d be running it or not. I think I fit it great. I like all the coaches, and it will be tough to decide.”
Bumphis said he’s considering, in no certain order, Alabama, MSU and Ole Miss, but that he’s “not sure about Florida any more.”
He recently visited Kentucky and said he will not announce a decision until the end of January taking all his visits.