Clayborn Talks First Offer

The state of Mississippi has a strong offensive line class within its' borders this year. The latest big man to reel in an offer is Jackson Academy standout Jamaal Clayborn. The 6-4, 315 pounder received an important message last night and then made a phone call that changed everything.

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"I got a message on Facebook from Coach Hevesy the O line coach at Mississippi State," said Clayborn. "He said that he was going to make me a Bulldog and that he wanted me to call him."

Clayborn had an idea of what was in store, so he was eager to pick up the phone.

"I called Coach Hevesy and then Coach Dan Mullen got on the phone," explained Clayborn. "Coach Mullen said that I had everything they were looking for in a Mississippi State lineman.

"He told me that they wanted to offer a scholarship and that they wanted me to be a Bulldog."

Offer number one was a thrill and a relief for the offensive tackle.

"I was so excited," said Clayborn. "All of my hard work has paid off.

"When I told my mama I had an offer, she just broke down. She was so proud.

"My first offer came from the SEC too and that's huge.

"Ryan Buchanan and I are good friends and he has an offer from Mississippi State. His first offer came from Syracuse and then he got a bunch more."

While the idea of wearing the Maroon and White is intriguing to Clayborn, he is not quite ready to pull the trigger on a commitment.

"Coach Mullen told me that he wanted me to take some time to think about everything and be sure I made the right decision for myself," said Clayborn. "I am going to do that. I don't want to rush into anything.

"I am going up there this weekend for the spring game, so I am going to talk to the coaches some more when I get up there.

"I am loving Mississippi State right now. They are showing me love, so I am showing them some right back."

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