BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Mississippi State completed spring drills over the weekend with their spring game and while quarterback Dak Prescott saw limited playing time in the spring game, his talents were on display.
The 6-foot-2, 235 pound junior connected on 7 of 9 passes for 131 yards and a touchdown. The Haughton, Louisiana native added a rushing touchdown.
Prescott has size, mobility and the ability to sling the football. He's an exceptional athlete who brings something that is needed if a team is going to vie for a championship...it's called leadership.
He proved that when he came off the bench, despite not being a hundred-percent in the Egg Bowl game last season and directed the Bulldogs to a thrilling overtime victory against Ole Miss.
After the spring game Prescott admitted he's getting in a groove behind center. "I've gotten a lot better just being comfortable with the offense and comfortable with my guys understanding what they're going to do on certain reads and just critiquing the small things and I think we've had a great spring,"stated Prescott.
Last season Prescott took over the starting role at quarterback and passed for 1,940 yards and rushed for 829 yards. If he can stay healthy, the Bulldogs will become a factor in the SEC West Division.
I'll have to give a little plug to sophomore quarterback Damian Williams, the Bulldogs backup. He completed 21 of 32 passes for 347 yards and four touchdowns in the spring game. Williams graduated from Archbishop Rummel High in Metairie, Louisiana and guided the Raiders to the 2013 5A State Championship his senior season. I'm a 1970 graduate of Rummel High and I still have Raider Pride. The Raiders were repeat champs in 2014.