MSU Camp: Chris Herndon

Mississippi State is in the market for a tight end as part of the 2014 signing class. Norcross, Georgia tight end Chris Herndon appears to be one of the top candidates to fill the position after a strong showing in Starkville last week. Before heading for home, Herndon was able to get the good news from Coach Dan Mullen who offered him a scholarship.

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"I feel great about the offer," said Herndon. "Coach Mullen told me that they were offering me and that he wanted me to be a Bulldog.

"He told me about how hard I would have to work if I came here.

"He told me he cares about me getting to the league and all of that, but he cares most about helping me become a better person and not just a better football player."

After spending some time in drills and on the practice field with the Bulldog coaching staff, the Georgia native has a positive feeling about the SEC west brand of Bulldogs.

"I hadn't really followed Mississippi State before all of this, but everything I have learned has been good," said Herndon. "I like what I'm hearing.

"I got the chance to talk some with Coach (Scott) Sallach, but I was mainly with Coach Billy (Gonzales).

"I like him. He really pushes you hard. I feel like I ran some good routes for him and I know I caught the ball real well."

The Bulldogs are one of quartet of schools that have offered a scholarship.

Miami, North Carolina-Charlotte and Western Kentucky are the other suitors at this time.

Herndon reports that he is still in fact finding mode and is unclear about a time frame for his college decision.

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