MSU Camp: Braxton Hoyett

Mississippi State's new defensive line coach David Turner is mining the southeast for talented big men to aid along the Bulldog defensive front. It appears Turner has found a defensive lineman in the border state of Alabama to his liking. After a strong showing in camp, Mississippi State offered Pelham, Alabama star Braxton Hoyett a scholarship

Braxton Hoyett profile

"Coach Mullen offered me a scholarship," said Hoyett with a big smile. "He told me if I came here that I was going to have to come in and work hard.

"I want to have a good work ethic and I feel like I could do a lot here."

Hoyett was not shy about moving the Bulldogs to the pole position in the race for his signing day signature, but the talented big man is not quite ready to wave the checkered flag.

"It's still a thinking process right now," said Hoyett. "I have always wanted to get an offer from Mississippi State.

"I am just going to keep working hard this summer to get better in everything I do, but I still have some things to think about.

"I will say that the offer from Mississippi State means a lot to me. It really does."

One of the drawing cards for the Bulldogs is the budding relationship between Hoyett and his prospective position coach David Turner.

"I really like Coach Turner," said Hoyett. "He gave me a lot of pointers on things that I need to work on and I like that.

"He told me that I was quick off the ball and that he saw everything in person that he saw on film."

Hoyett reports offers from Miami, Mississippi State and Samford.

He plans to camp at Miami and Southern Miss after wrapping a recent trip to Kentucky.

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