2014 OL Sean Rawlings Visits MSU

2014 Madison-Ridgeland Academy offensive lineman Sean Rawlings unofficially visited Mississippi State Saturday and had a great time.

  • Name: Sean Rawlings
  • Classification: 2014
  • High School: Madison-Ridgeland Academy
  • Position: Offensive Lineman
  • HT: WT: 6-foot-5, 285
  • Schools of Interest: Arkansas State, Louisiana, Louisiana Tech, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest

  • Rawlings visited Mississippi State Saturday with his parents. After watching the MSU Dawg Walk they had a chance to stand on the sidelines of the football field and watch the Bulldog football team during pre-game warmups. A couple of MSU's coaches even came over and visited with them for a few minutes.

    "We went down on the field and got to visit with all of the coaches," said Rawlings. "We got to talk to (assistant) Coach (John) Hevesy and (head) Coach (Dan) Mullen."

    Sean and Coach Hevesy mainly talked about Sean's Friday night game.

    "Coach Hevesy and I talked about the game (between MRA-Jackson Prep) Friday night," said Rawlings. "He was at the game Friday. He told me that he was going to be there. We had a good conversation."

    He also enjoyed his conversation with Coach Mullen.

    "Coach Mullen and I talked about playing college football and how you have to love the game," said Rawlings. "He talked to me about the passion that you have to have for the game as an offensive lineman. We also talked about the recruiting process."

    Like most of the 50,000+ fans attending the game, Rawlings was surprised by MSU's 62-7 victory over Troy.

    "Troy is a pretty good team, and to watch (Mississippi State) run them off the field was pretty great," said Rawlings. "They absolutely demolished them. Their offense was great. They were just blowing people off the ball. They holes were about as big as a truck. And their right tackle (Charles) Siddoway; I watched one play when Jameon Lewis was running down the field and Siddoway ran all of the way to the endzone with him. That was pretty awesome."

    That one play was a great learning experience for the young offensive lineman.

    "I learned from Siddoway (because) it was pretty tough to go down the field and stay with (Jameon Lewis)," said Rawlings. "But that was what I mostly learned, keeping after it."

    After the game was over, Rawlings had the chance to visit the Mississippi State post-game locker room.

    "I went into the locker room (after the game was over)," said Rawlings. "I went back there with several other guys and we got to listen to (Coach Mullen's) post-game speech. It was pretty cool. He talked about it being such a really great effort. He also called (off) practice Monday and all the guys got excited and started acting crazy. That cracked me up."

    Mississippi State is one of several colleges recruiting the talented lineman.

    "I have been on an unofficial visit to ULL," said Rawlings. "I went last weekend. And I went on an unofficial visit to Ole Miss two weekends ago. I'll be going on an official visit to Arkansas State and maybe an official to Louisiana Tech. I can't remember the specific dates but my official visit to Louisiana Tech is in November and my official visit to Arkansas State is around late October."

    Keep it on GenesPage.com/FoxSportsNext.com for the latest recruiting news about Sean Rawlings.

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