Champion Visits Bulldogs

Tommy Champion is one of the top offensive line prospects in the state of Mississippi. The Callaway standout proudly holds a half dozen college scholarship offers, with talk of more options on the horizon. Champion reports that he is a long time fan of Mississippi State. The three star talent had the chance to see the Bulldogs in action on the practice field yesterday.

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"It went pretty good," said Champion of his time on campus. "I liked watching them practice.

"They are hard workers up there and I like that.

"I got to see how Coach (John) Hevey coaches and he's a real cool guy."

Champion was unable to attend two previous junior day events at Mississippi State, so he was eager to take the guided tour of the Starkville campus.

"I got to tour the school and see everything, while I was there," explained Champion. "I liked everything about it.

"I like the campus, the facilities, the players and all of the coaches."

The Jackson, Mississippi native reports that he had the chance to get some face time with just about all of the Bulldog coaching staff.

"I think I talked with all of them," said Champion. "I got to talk a lot with Coach (Greg) Knox, Coach (Dan) Mullen and Coach (John) Hevesy.

"They are telling me that they really want me to be a Bulldog and that they are ready for me to commit whenever I am ready to do it."

Champion reports that he is not ready to make the call just yet, but he admits that the Bulldogs continue to hold the top spot.

"Mississippi State is still my top school," said Champion. "I just need some time to think about everything.

"I am trying to go see some of these other schools before I do anything.

"I am going to be going to (Louisiana) Lafayette and Memphis some time soon."

With a talented senior class moving on at Callaway, Champion is eager to get back on the practice field this spring and take some ownership of the 2014 season.

Recruiting is a big part of things for the talented offensive lineman, but he wants his final season on the prep level to be his best one.

"I am ready to get out there and be a leader," said Champion. "I think we can have another good season.

"I am working harder than I ever have and I feel like if I work hard and show the way that the other players will follow me."

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