Hoyett Takes on Role of Recruiter

Braxton Hoyett put on a Mississippi State cap following a home football game early in the season. Since that time, Hoyett has become one of the Bulldogs' most rabid fans. The talented defensive tackle will take his official visit to Starkville this weekend in hopes of learning more about his future and the possibilities of getting a good friend to join the Bulldog fold.

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"I can't wait for the visit," said Hoyett. "I am really excited about going down there.

"I talked with Coach (Dan) Mullen yesterday and I have been talking with Coach (Geoff) Collins just about every day.

"They have been keeping in touch with me and I am ready to get down there this weekend."

Hoyett will be one of several out of state prospects on campus for the festivities.

The Pelham, Alabama standout has developed a good relationship with fellow visitor, Cory Thomas.

The duo will have the chance to discuss playing college football together this weekend.

"Me and Cory used to talk about playing together all of the time," said Hoyett. "We've been talking about it again a lot more lately.

"I first met him at a Mississippi State game and then I saw him at some camps and we've just been friends ever since.

"He wanted me to come over there and play my senior year at McAdory, but I couldn't make that move.

"We could play together in college though."

Thomas is still considering Clemson, Mississippi State and Tennessee for his college destination.

While listed as a soft verbal to the Volunteers, Thomas reports he will not make a final decision until around signing day.

The Bulldogs' recruiting efforts will get a boost with the efforts of a few prospects who plan to spend their college futures in Starkville.

"I know Jamoral (Graham) and Brandon (Bryant) are planning to come back to Starkville this weekend and see us," said Hoyett. "We've all been keeping in touch and they had a lot of great things to say about their visit last week.

"They were telling me that visiting Mississippi State made them not want to take any other visits.

"They all had such a good time and they're excited about all of us coming in this weekend.

"It will be fun to see them.

"I just can't wait for the weekend and see what all they have planned for us."

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