Schuessler now headed to Miss. St.

Grayson quarterback Nick Schuessler.

Grayson quarterback Nick Schuessler.

Things keep changing for Nick Schuessler.

Not long ago the graduating Grayson quarterback lacked any real college offers and now he's jumped up from the Mountain West to the SEC.

Less than a week after the state champion quarterback visited and committed to Colorado State, he took another visit to Mississippi State and the offer from the SEC school swayed him. He decommitted the Rams and committed to the Bulldogs on Sunday.

Center Fred Zerbilis, who had committed to Colorado State with Schuessler last week, plans to keep his commitment to the Rams.

"They were not going to take a quarterback, but the quarterback coach really liked Nick," Grayson head coach Mickey Conn said. "Something fell through and it opened the door for Nick."

Schuessler went through much of the fall without any offers from colleges, but as Wednesday's National Signing Day approached things heated up and offers started coming in.

"Some people finally evaluated him for themselves," said Conn, who often compared Schuessler to former South Gwinnett and University of Georgia quarterback David Greene.

Schuessler threw for 1,614 yards in 15 unbeaten games for Grayson this past season, despite the Rams run-oriented offense. His biggest moment came in the state semifinals when he engineered a 87-yard game-winning drive, ending it with a go-ahead touchdown pass to Marcus Lindquist with 28 seconds left. It was one of 19 touchdowns Schuessler threw on the season. He threw just three interceptions.