Bulldogs Add JuCo OL

It has been a long and winding road for Joey Trapp, but his dream of playing major college football took a big step towards reality earlier today when he pledged his allegiance to Mississippi State during an official visit to the Starkville campus. Trapp's addition will help fill the void left by Derek Sherrod's graduation.

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"I loved the visit," said Trapp. "Dillon Day was my host and he is a great guy. I really liked him a lot."

Hailing from the big city, the trip to Mississippi was a new experience for Joey.

"I really like the town there," said the talented offensive lineman of Starkville. "It's a good football town and it will be a nice change for me since I am from the big city. I am excited about it."

The All Conference selection had pretty much decided that he would commit to the Bulldogs if his visit went well.

"I really like the O line coach there and Coach Mullen," said Trapp. "I had talked to my parents about things ahead of time, so they already know.

"I had decided that if I liked the coaches and the campus, that I was going to go ahead and commit."

The chance to play in the SEC was simply something that Trapp could not pass on. He will enroll in January in time for spring practice.

"Coach Hevesy said he's not sure where I am going to play just yet," said Joey. "He said I will either play center or tackle.

"We'll get all of that figured out in the spring."

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