Nick Schuessler: QB commits to Mississippi State

QB Nick Schuessler is the 6th Georgia senior to commit to a D1 school (AJC)

QB Nick Schuessler is the 6th Georgia senior to commit to a D1 school (AJC)

QB Nick Schuessler, who led Grayson High School to the state championship in Georgia’s largest classification, told the AJC that he committed to Mississippi State on Monday afternoon.

The 6-foot-4, 190-pounder has been compared to former UGA QB David Greene by Grayson coach Mickey Conn, who was an assistant at South Gwinnett when Greene played there.

“It has been my dream to play in the SEC since I was little,” Schuessler told the AJC. “God opened a door for me, so I am taking it and running with it. I’m just chasing a dream.”

Schuessler visited Mississippi State this past weekend and spent a lot of time with offensive coordinator Les Koenning. Schuessler picked Mississippi State over Colorado State, and also had serious interest from Arkansas.

“Mississippi State is just where my heart was telling me to go,” Schuessler said. “I love Coach Koenning and I really felt like I mixed well with the players.”

As a senior at Grayson High School, Schuessler completed 121 of 181 passes for 1,753 yards and 19 touchdown while leading his team to the Class AAAAA state championship.





– By Michael Carvell, AJC Recruiting Blog

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41 comments Add your comment


January 30th, 2012
1:42 pm

best of luck to u. congrats

Make Special Teams, Special

January 30th, 2012
1:43 pm

I love his statement, “It has been my dream to play in the SEC since I was little,” Schuessler told the AJC. “God opened a door for me, so I am taking it and running with it. I’m just chasing a dream.”

I hope he does well… except when they play UGA.


January 30th, 2012
1:44 pm

Welcome to the family.


January 30th, 2012
1:47 pm

Fantastic. I watched Grayson dominate in the GHSAA championship game, love to get winners on the team. Welcome to the SEC and the West side Bulldogs.

Sports Fan

January 30th, 2012
1:53 pm

As a Grayson native, congratulations on accomplishing your dream. Good Luck at MSU…I hope you help them beat the Bulldogs of the East.

The Grinch

January 30th, 2012
2:07 pm

Best of luck, but I do have a question. Doesn’t MSU have their QB run a lot? Is he a dual threat QB or primarily a pro-style QB?


January 30th, 2012
2:08 pm

Unless Miss St. makes it to the SEC championship game, (and I don’t see that happening), he will probably not play against UGA. Maybe they will rotate back on UGA’s schedule by his senior year.

Bama Bill

January 30th, 2012
2:13 pm

Best of luck ! Love seeing local talent get the chance to play in the SEC !

MS. Bully

January 30th, 2012
2:14 pm

The Cowbells will be ringing once this recruiting class is completed on Wednesday. Congrats Nick and welcome to the real Bulldog family!!

William Ray

January 30th, 2012
2:18 pm

Go Dogs, even the ones is that shade of red.
Quality kid.


January 30th, 2012
2:22 pm

All I can do is laugh at Ms. Bullys comment of welcome to the real Bulldog Family! Last time I checked your bulldogs have NEVER played for a SEC Championship and have only beaten the REAl Bulldogs of UGA once in 40 years! But would like to congratulate this young man for never giving up on his dream to play in the SEC. Go Dawgs from Athens.

The Truth

January 30th, 2012
2:26 pm

All inferior academic institutions!


January 30th, 2012
2:28 pm

MSU dogs beat GA dogs in 2010 and played for SEC championship in 1998 (long ago I know but did).


January 30th, 2012
2:30 pm

Go MSU Dogs! Welcome Schuessler!


January 30th, 2012
2:34 pm

Better check you SEC history…..1998.


January 30th, 2012
2:46 pm

Completing 66% of passes in high school is great. Especially when you think about throwing it to Soph, Jr. and Sr. highschool WR. I wish him luck at Miss State. I look forward to getting to watch him play in the future.

The Gneral

January 30th, 2012
2:49 pm

Didn’t I just read a day or so ago that both Schuessler and the center from Grayson, Fred Zerblis, commited to Colorado State?

They were both happy to be going out there together. What happened?

Big Mac

January 30th, 2012
2:49 pm

haha #1dawginmississippi = typical dawg fan, all emotion no facts. MSU SPANKED UGA 24-12 in 2010


January 30th, 2012
2:52 pm

I saw him play as a junior and then as a senior. He really made bit jumps. I think he has a chance.

Grayson Mom

January 30th, 2012
3:02 pm

Congrats Nick! We are SO proud of you. God bless and keep you and GO RAMS!


January 30th, 2012
3:05 pm

The Factor

January 30th, 2012
3:07 pm

Congrats! Life starts to get a little tougher now and it’s what you make of any situation. Stay away from pinheads like “The Truth”. My guess he is a timid little weasel….


January 30th, 2012
3:19 pm

Congrats…don’t have a chance to succeed in SEC, too small and too slow buddy. Get that free degree while you can

Ted Sheckler

January 30th, 2012
3:20 pm

Did you know that Starkville is the indian word for trailer park. Also, Nick, make sure to tell your friends and family to get the motel room without a view then come to visit you. Other than that, good luck.


January 30th, 2012
3:32 pm

That is an outstanding young man… great character, leader, grades and athleticism. Best of luck Nick!

The Truth

January 30th, 2012
3:45 pm

@The Factor….Lets face it budrow…SEC schools aren’t known for their academics! Just play football baby! you are a tool!


January 30th, 2012
3:45 pm

Welcome to the bulldog nation Nick! Be nice to see you in Starkville.


January 30th, 2012
3:56 pm

I’m sorry ‘The Truth’ but MSU is a Tier 1 University. It may not be Harvard but it’s a fine place to get an Education. Engineering, Architecture, Vet Med, and the whole Agricultural Majors are excellent and competitive to anywhere in the Southeast. And we have pretty girls, oh the girls fo the SEC. Oh yeah and the Football is second to none!
Plus who calls themselves ‘The Truth’ on a message board. I’m just going to guess you log a high number of hours on World of Warcraft of Second Life. Keep hating Troll.

Jesus Christ

January 30th, 2012
4:00 pm

God does not open doors. He rings the bell and waits for the owner to let him in.


January 30th, 2012
4:01 pm

It is so nice to see people sincerely congratulating a great player for getting a scholarship to a great school. As a Bama grad, it is frustrating because if he had committed there, then this blog would already be full of people trashing the state of Alabama, the college, and the coach. Whether or not UGA even wanted the player…


January 30th, 2012
4:45 pm

Good luck, young man! Stay healthy, have a great college career, and get your degree!

Stephenson Supporter

January 30th, 2012
4:51 pm

congrats nick you really earn your chance


January 30th, 2012
5:17 pm

You couldn’t pay me enough money to go to Starkville, MS!

The Truth

January 30th, 2012
5:19 pm

Arch…They really play football at MSU? Could have fooled the hell out of me.

Hope Hollow

January 30th, 2012
5:36 pm

“Schuessler picked Mississippi State over Colorado State, and also had serious interest from Arkansas.”

He really doesn’t get to pick, it’s up to the school. 3rd time is a charm.

“Mississippi State is just where my heart was telling me to go” Yea, right!


January 30th, 2012
5:54 pm

Kramer……..If Miss St would have paid me to go to school there, I would have gone. You must be very rich or just spoild.


January 30th, 2012
7:35 pm

Nick: Welcome to the MSU Bulldog Nation.

Bobby P

January 30th, 2012
8:30 pm

Congrats Nick. Funny how these wormy a-wipes try to bring people to their level. By attending college (wherever) for one year, you will be more educated than most that have posted here. Signing with an SEC school is a big deal. SIgning with McDonalds as a fry cook (as most posting here) is not.


January 30th, 2012
9:35 pm

Welcome to the Bulldawg Nation, We are proud to have you in Starkvegas


January 30th, 2012
11:30 pm

Congrats Nick good luck at State


January 31st, 2012
7:19 am

Congrats Nick – You have worked hard an exhibited leadership on the football team and are such a fine young man – This is a step to your degree and success in life!