QB Nick Schuessler: Mississippi State signee decides to transfer a few weeks after enrolling

QB Nick Schuessler (AJC)

QB Nick Schuessler (AJC)

QB Nick Schuessler, who led Grayson High School to the Class AAAAA state championship this past season, has decided to leave Mississippi State a few weeks after enrolling.

Schuessler signed with Mississippi State last February, and is currently enrolled in summer classes at the SEC school. He told the AJC he will be leaving Mississippi State before the start of football practices.

“I felt like I chose that school for the wrong reasons,” Schuessler told the AJC. “It wasn’t a good fit for me.”

Schuessler originally committed to Colorado State with one of his Grayson teammates, then switched to Mississippi State after getting a last-minute offer. He is unsure where he will play next, but plans to play college football somewhere.

“Yes sir, I am still going to play football, but I haven’t mind my mind up yet [on the college],” Schuessler said.

Grayson coach Mickey Conn, when contacted on late Wednesday night, politely declined to comment on the situation. “That’s Nick’s deal, you will have to ask him,” he said.

Robert Nkemdiche, who is a rising senior at Grayson and committed to Clemson, has lived with Schuessler and his family at times.

You can read more about Nick’s situation here



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44 comments Add your comment


June 28th, 2012
1:21 am

It still amazes me how many kids are so enamored with the SEC and other power conferences when I know most, in their heart, know another institution provides a better opportunity academically, socially or athletically. They all want to get to the league and think that’s the best route. As the old saying goes, if you’re good enough the scouts will find you. Hope the best for this young man. MC is he eligible to play this fall since he’s decided to xfer before summer football practice began?

nh gamecock

June 28th, 2012
1:27 am

What gets me is everytime someone from grayson does something Robert name has to be in the article he can’t influence that many people…….

A person SMART enough to know......

June 28th, 2012
1:51 am

Never say Never………….It felt like FAMILY when I made the Commitment and signed the LOI.


June 28th, 2012
2:18 am

Seems to me that if I were going to a college to get me in the league, I would choose somewhere like Texas, Miami or USC – Southern Cal for those SEC fans. That is a big recruiting tool those schools can use against the SEC coaches saying come here if you want to play in the NFL.


June 28th, 2012
2:53 am

Do I sense a little jealousy that clemson got the commitment from the number one player nh? It is alot like when south carolina got the number one commit and the rest of the country was thinking how the heck did that happen.


June 28th, 2012
2:56 am

SMART….where did you play ball?


June 28th, 2012
2:58 am

Looks like Clemson just got another QB.


June 28th, 2012
5:41 am

You cant’ get to Starkvegas from here. That’s got to be part of the problem.


June 28th, 2012
7:22 am

” I know most, in their heart, know another institution provides a better opportunity academically, socially or athletically.”

Bitter spoiled recruit

June 28th, 2012
7:26 am

man your on to something———–the grayson connection, daaboo and his hinchman

Mudcat's Impala....

June 28th, 2012
8:01 am

Rumors are hot and heavy that Nick Schuessler, the QB at Miss St,who’s best friend is Big Rob, who helped him move in at Starkville etc will soon be transferring to Clempson…

Also look for an announcement soon that Conn will be joining the Clemson staff…


How many schollys and staff jobs for coaches is Big Rob worth?…

Clem should change their name to….

North Grayson Post Secondary Academy by the Lake….

To Tell the Truth

June 28th, 2012
8:28 am

Does anyone know why he had a change of heart?

MS. Bully

June 28th, 2012
8:30 am

I hate that he decided to leave. He guess he saw no hope of getting any playing time with the QB that committed to State last week. Good luck Nick.

Wet Willie...keep on smiling

June 28th, 2012
8:43 am

He will not be able to play this year at any school unless he drops down a level or juco. Dabo must have more open schollys than UGA. If the guy transfers to a school then he counts on the active scholly totals the day he enrolls regardless to him having to wait a year to get on the field.

nh gamecock

June 28th, 2012
8:53 am

Blue jealous of????? 70-33? Naw lol

Paul in NH

June 28th, 2012
8:57 am

Tough for the kid, but it is never too late to reverse a wrong decision.
Unfortunately now he has to sit out a year because he signed an LOI with MSU. Randy Moss signed an LOI with ND as an HS SR and when ND refused to let him enroll due to his legal issues he still had to sit out.

Wet Willie...keep on smiling

June 28th, 2012
9:06 am

Really he would have been redshirted at State so he’s smart to get gone today.

UGA Insider

June 28th, 2012
9:13 am

Starkvegas sux let me tell you! Almost as bad as Tuscaloosa.

NCAA Investigator

June 28th, 2012
9:15 am

Yes can we please book some rooms at the Holiday Inn Express in Clemson for 30-45 days please?

Game Changer

June 28th, 2012
9:21 am

Kid should look at a sun belt college and still might not play. Being a realist about your talent is very important for the kid and parents to address before ever making decisions.

1) where do I stack up against others
2) what school offers what I want as a scheme and academics ( most dont know academics included )
3) what is depth chart at that school and who is position coach ( how long will position coach be at the school )
4) Quality football has spread rapidly the last 5 years, alot of top teams and schools exist today
5) Case in point, Brice Ramsey is not even a top 3 QB out of 2013 class in GA but would have been perfect fit for Alabama and yet he made a different choice very early, the early commitments by many is damaging to thier future as a player. This is ashame and yes it is my opinion. Hope it turns out that he is good for UGA but not the fit for our offense at this time. If we UGA move to a ball control offense throwing around 15 times a game then Brice Ramsey will be ok.

Big Crimson 75

June 28th, 2012
9:37 am

Truth be told, He’s not good enough to crack the lineup at QB for Miss St — words I never thought would come out of my mouth!!
He’s not gonna play over Relf or Tyler Russell(a soph), plus they signed Cord Sandberg from Fla for next years class.


June 28th, 2012
9:41 am

2011…Mississippi State Recruiter: Son, come to Mississippi State and you will be able to compete for playing time.

2012…Nick Schuessler to QB Coach: Why won’t anybody talk to me?

2012…QB Coach: Kid, you were only signed because we thought we could get your foster brother Robert to sign. Coach Mullet said you should check out other options. We’re de-committing from you.

MC 12

June 28th, 2012
9:57 am

Who would you choose? Nick Schuessler or Deshaun Watson out of Gainesville (2014). This will be the decision Dabo wil have to make.


June 28th, 2012
10:47 am

It’s Nick Saban’s fault …. get on it Carvel


June 28th, 2012
11:18 am

he made a good decision–miss state will suck for years. mullen can’t coach—he looked good at fla only because of tebow.

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Wet Willie...keep on smiling

June 28th, 2012
1:12 pm

@UGA insider …1980 sport…you still at the fax machine waiting on Greene and Dalvin’s scholly fax…

insider..yep big man….

Dave Miller

June 28th, 2012
1:37 pm

Nick is a wimp and couldn’t take the workout program at MSU. All you other know-it-alls are punks.


June 28th, 2012
1:49 pm

Schuessler voluntarily left MSU b/c he wanted to play close to home. Anyone who knows this kid knows that he is a competitor. He did what was asked of him at MSU and Fla QB was never a factor in his decision. You cant beat up a 17 year old teenager who realizes he made a mistake in choosing schools and has the courage to rectify it. He is a good kid with a very strong faith. I wish him the best and cant wait to see where he transfers. Whoever gets him, will be getting one heck of a QB.

nkidemiche recruited by grayson?

June 28th, 2012
4:25 pm

How many kids does grayson “recruit” to their district?….High school recruiting for other high schools should be illegal.

Marty Funkhouser

June 28th, 2012
4:26 pm

Maybe he’ll transfer to Clempson


June 28th, 2012
4:57 pm

Honestly i felt all along he was not a D-1 QB. He would not crack the lineup in the sun belt or the mac. I felt he was a solid D-AA QB all along.


June 28th, 2012
6:03 pm

Smoke is pouring out of Clemson! ☁ Just as in the past, cheating is the Clemson way! It’s just a matter of time and Dabo’s dirty deeds will come to light and the hammer will fall!


June 28th, 2012
6:29 pm

@GI-Gator, IPTAY, Its Probation Time Again Ya’ll.

Chris Jones

June 28th, 2012
6:46 pm

Um, I mean, who really cares if the kid goes to Clumpson? He had three offers out of HS. Two from pitiful teams. So. Yeah. Good for Ms State.


June 28th, 2012
7:02 pm

Crazy decision – if you watch him play he is not that good – he should have taken what was given to him
Good luck to him but by all means – no loss for Ms. State


June 28th, 2012
9:16 pm

Really!! What does the fact that Robert lived with the Schuessler’s for a while have anything to do with Nick’s decision to transfer? Everyone knows Robert goes to Grayson; his name does not have to be in every article about Grayson Football!

grayson ram

June 28th, 2012
9:35 pm

They don’t recruit!


June 29th, 2012
5:47 pm

Word on street says Coach Mickey Con offered job from his buddy at Clemson if he could get Big Rob to commit? Will be interesting to watch if Big Rob decommits or if Clemson offers Big Rob’s brother a spot. or if another college offers his bro and him a sweet deal. There are lots of rumors….. Might be deal breaker. Not big surprise Schuessler decommits MS and rumors flying about him going to Clemson. Gotta wonder about ALL these scholarships Clemson throwing out to Grayson. There’s a lot of talent out there.


June 29th, 2012
7:17 pm

Something BIG WRONG AT GRAYSON. Seems like EVERY article about Grayson Football you read about Big Rob. How he’s best friends with so and so who got some scholarship, rumors about Grayson Coach Conn & Clemson and wonder upon wonder Big Rob and his best buds commit there, and now you’ve got some old QB who decommits, said made mistake, and oh yeah BIG ROB LIVED WITH HIM???? WHAT DOES BIG ROB HAVE TO DO WITH THIS KID DECOMMITING? What the HECK IS GOING ON AT GRAYSON? Is BIG ROB EVERYONE’S MEAL TICKET AT GRAYSON? It’s giving those rumors of where Big Rob really lives legs? Let me state before everyone jumps on me that I feel bad for any kid with family trouble but wouldn’t all players, families that want their kid to get a scholarship, and especially coaches like to pick their ow team? People cheat the system all the time – some get caught some don’t, but this really SMELLS. How far will teams go to cover up?Rules apply to EVERYBODY and grayson is NO exception. Who and where does Big Rob live? Who has Guardianship? And I hope this rumor is wrong – a coach but he hasn’t lived with him for a long time????? ESPECIALLY ALL LAST YEAR???!!!!! AND HERE IS THE BIGGIE – IF NOT, DOES THIS PUT GRAYSONS STATE TITLE AT RISK? Big Rob does have a family, brother playing Ol’Miss, and father found at football games with recruiters? It’s time some things got cleared up but who would really tell you the truth at Grayson? You got players, coaches and probably others involved. I’m not picking on Grayson but seriously? GHSA needs to investigate BEFORE THIS SEASON STARTS.

grayson genie

June 29th, 2012
8:52 pm

won’t happen. these people are so closely tied together you have no idea. they will cloak it in God and helping others while they help themselves. what a blasphemy. i don’t think grayson will lose state title but if they over stepped you can look no further than coaches, & families involved. they have everything to lose so i wouldn’t bet on it.

clemson fan

June 30th, 2012
10:05 am

Lots of burthurt morons around here.


July 1st, 2012
12:43 pm

Fine young man from a good family – it must have been a hard decision for them. Nick will go somewhere to get a good education first and foremost, just watch. Cut the kid some slack!!