May 28, 2013

Irvin-Sills wants to start a legacy

On signing day three-star cornerback Jahmere Irvin-Sills watched on his laptop as prospects around were committing and signing their national letter of intents that morning.

All the while his future was still in the air.

The former Auburn commitment had 14 offers but the school he wanted to attend - Mississippi State - had to make sure there would be a scholarship available for him or would there only be a greyshirt opportunity with the Bulldogs.

But instead of fretting, Irvin-Sills treated signing day just like any other.

"It was just like a normal day for me," Irvin-Sills said. "I was working out that afternoon and Coach (Tim) Brewster called me up and asked if I was ready. I told him I was and we got it done. After we got everything done I went right back to work."

That work continued through the spring where the 5-foot-10, 175-pounder increased his bench press to 325-pounds using the workout plan sent to him by the MSU football strength staff.

"At first I was thinking it's not a lot because I already lift a lot," Irvin-Sills said. "It wasn't that difficult, just some more work to do. I didn't sweat it. I just want to make sure I meet their requirements and become a top dog real fast."

With the Bulldogs losing three senior cornerbacks, Irvin-Sills feels he has an excellent opportunity to come in and vie for a starting spot right away.

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