By Cliff Mehrtens

HUNTERSVILLE - SouthLake Christian Academy wide receiver Conner O’Donnell, who just finished his freshman season, committed to Mississippi State on Tuesday.

O’Donnell, 6-feet and 160 pounds, caught 39 passes for 919 yards and five touchdowns this season, helping the Eagles (11-2) reach the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association Division III championship game.

O’Donnell joins fellow SouthLake Christian freshman Robert Washington, a running back, who committed to Mississippi State two weeks ago. O’Donnell also was being recruited by Duke, Harvard, Ohio, Mississippi and Wake Forest.