Big Dawg: The Scoop

Mississippi State's Big Dawg camp featured some of the top available prospects in the state of Mississippi and beyond. Needless to say there was a lot to talk about with 100 plus players in attendance. More than a few players were doing their part to help their team's recruiting efforts.

One of the top prospects in attendance was Cory Thomas of McAdory High School in McCalla, Alabama.

Thomas left Big Dawg camp with Mississippi State commitment Elijah Staley in his ear talking about coming together and being a part of the class.

During an interview, Thomas was hearing Florida commitment Cyontai Lewis represent the Gators off mic. Lewis spent a lot of time talking with Thomas about Florida'S Friday Night Lights camp.

Thomas planned to take all of his official visits before deciding, but he has now softened his stance on his time frame for a decision.

The three star defensive tackle prospect now reports that he may be moving things along at a faster pace after attending Big Dawg camp.

Petal's Jesse Jackson was also getting a lot of interest and attention from the Mississippi State commitments namely quarterbacks Elijah Staley and Nick Fitzgerald.

Jackson attended the event with his mother and cousin Javon Patterson who is one of the top prospects in the 2015 in state class for Mississippi.

Jackson has not set a hard and fast deadline for a decision, but he continues to claim Mississippi State as his leader.

Linebacker Gerri Green also had his mother in attendance for Big Dawg camp and Green put together a solid showing.

Green also appeared to bond with new Mississippi State commitment Keith Holcombe who committed to Coach Dan Mullen before the evening was over.

Green continues to play his cards close to his vest, but things continue to look very positive for Mississippi State.

During the event, Green, Cooper and Holcombe were personally introduced to all of the current Mississippi State linebackers who were extremely personable and open with the prospects.

Mississippi State commitment Jamoral Graham had the chance to meet several of the current Mississippi State players including defensive back Cedric Jiles.

Graham told Jiles that he felt it was time for all of the Mississippi prospects to come together and chase a championship like they do in Louisiana and Alabama for LSU and Alabama and Auburn respectively.

Graham says that he is proud to represent his home state and that he will be working hard to come in and play as a true freshman.

Jiles and Deonte Evans also interacted with Mississippi State commitment Lashard Durr. Jiles was quick to offer Durr a cheer or two when he made a solid play and clearly the Mississippi State defensive backs were rooting for the defensive backs in attendance no matter of affiliation.

Quay Evans, Denico Autry and others all observed a very talented group of defensive line prospects who were vying for attention.

Ironically, the defensive line prospect that most recruits were eager to see was true freshman five star Chris Jones.

While he has a lot of ties to Ole Miss, 2016 OL Eli Johnson appears to have had a good time at camp. Johnson and his family also hosted MSU LB commitment Jonathan Pollock and his father at their home over the course of the weekend.

While it will likely prove to be a tough pull, Pollock is doing his best to recruit Johnson to MSU.

North Pontotoc wide receiver Marcus Green has let it be known that he really wants that offer from Mississippi State. Green has become good friends with MSU commitment Jamoral Graham who is also putting in a good word for the speedy Green.

McComb quarterback Alex Woodall worked out some at tight end and did a nice job. While the position is rather new to him, his athleticism took over and he just made plays.

Woodall has been waiting for an MSU offer for most of his recruitment and there is a rising belief that he will commit to Mississippi State before the week is over.


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