Keeping Score

MSU's Mullen takes heat for pulling scholarship

While it's not the first instance of a scholarship offer being pulled, Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen is facing some criticism for withdrawing his offer from a Texas high school quarterback. reported Thursday that the West Mesquite, Texas, football staff is upset at Mullen for backing away from his scholarship offer to quarterback Chason Virgil, who was on pace to graduate this December and enroll at MSU for the spring.

West Mesquite coach Jeff Neill is obviously not happy about Mullen's decision and he took to Twitter to voice his displeasure:

— Jeff Neill (@neill_jeff) November 21, 2014

— Jeff Neill (@neill_jeff) November 21, 2014A three-star prospect according to, Virgil has thrown for 2,361 yards, 35 touchdowns and six interceptions this season.

Virgil had more than a dozen offers, including Arizona State, Ole Miss, Missouri and Texas, when he committed to MSU in May.

He has now re-opened his recruitment and should get a fair amount of interest.