Lampley Plans Visits

Tracey Lampley had his sites set on Jackson and another state championship this year, but an upset in the south state semi-finals sent Wayne County home earlier than expected. This past week Lampley got the chance to play one more game as a high school player in the annual Mississippi/Alabama All-Star game.

"It was a great experience for all of the top players in Mississippi to come together and have fun and play our last high school game together," said Lampley. "I had a real good time getting to know the other players. Everybody was real good and everybody was real cool."

The Mississippi stars fell 28-3 to Alabama. Tracey feels the team could have preformed better.

"We just didn't execute," said Lampley. "I don't think we were as focused as we should have been. The OL couldn't give Tyler time to pick apart the defense and we had some turnovers. We got behind and couldn't get back in it."

Shortly after the season ended Lampley pledged his allegiance to Larry Ferdora and the Golden Eagles of Southern Miss. Tracey still considers himself to be committed, but he has scheduled an official visit with another in state school.

"I am committed to Southern Miss, but I am still open," said Tracey. "I am still going to take my official visits and then I am going to see what happens.

"I know I am going to visit Mississippi State. It was going to be the 30th, but I think it's going to be the 16th now. I am trying to go when Tyler, Bumphis and Pat Patterson are all going.

"I want to take all five of my visits. I am still talking with South Carolina about taking one and then I will see about the other ones."

Earlier this week, Lampley had the chance to speak with new Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen.

"I talked to the new coach," said Tracey. "I think he is a cool guy and we could get along fine. He is going to come down and see me and my family when he gets everything situated. He is still going to coach in that national championship game first."

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