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Brian Cole picks Mississippi State

After it appeared Cole would land at UK, he ends up in the SEC West at Mississippi State.

Brian Cole has made the call, but UK won't be where he lands.

The talented JUCO defensive back committed to Mississippi State on Tuesday, not long after UK landed fellow JUCO defender Lonnie Johnson.UK was set on taking just one of the two defensive backs (both of them have two years of eligibility left), and they got Johnson, leaving Cole to pick the Bulldogs.

Cole, an East Mississippi Community College product, is one of the top JUCO prospects in 2017. He was down to Ole Miss, UK, Oregon State, and Mississippi State before making his decision. He actually planned on transferring from Michigan to UK this year, but opted instead for a year in JUCO, which allowed him to play in actual games vs sitting out due to NCAA transfer rules.

Now Cole will get to face UK for the new couple of seasons with Mississippi State as part of the cross-divisional rivalry.