"I performed pretty good at both camps but not as well as I wanted. The coaches had seen my film and talked to me. They said they knew I could perform better based on what they'd seen on film."
Preston, who is still looking for his first offer, would be quite pleased if it came via Mississippi State.
"I loved the camp," he said, "and the way they run their offense. I wanted to do a better job catching the ball although I felt I ran good routes.
"Aw man, it would mean everything to get a Mississippi State offer. That would make my family proud. I've been liking and loving Mississippi State since 2007."
Preston was encouraged by LSU recruiting coordinator Frank Wilson at the Tigers' July camp.
"Coach Frank said to keep competing and he'll keep watching me," he said. "I did the one-day camp and did pretty good. They had a lot of coaches talking to me."
Hahnville was up and down last year, losing its first four before bouncing back to take the next six. The Tigers almost pulled off a second-round upset of Parkway and blue-chip LSU QB commit Brandon Harris in the 5A bracket, losing a 31-28 nailbiter.