Womack Readies for August Decision

Matt Womack enters the dog days of summer as one of the most heavily recruited offensive lineman in his home state of Mississippi. While Womack's recruitment simmered in the early going, some solid camp showings have things boiling now. With double digit offers to his credit including four from the SEC, Womack has some thinking to do.

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Womack had built up a quality list of options prior to his summer camping trips, but things really took offer once he camped at Mississippi State.

After spending the day in Oxford the day before, Womack camped for Coach Dan Mullen and his staff and earned an offer before leaving campus.

Before the day was over, news of Womack's Bulldog tender had reached Ole Miss' offensive line coach Matt Luke who quickly threw the Rebels into the mix with an offer of their own.

Despite collecting two offers high on his personal wish list, Womack elected to follow through with his plans to camp at LSU and South Carolina.

The Hernando, Mississippi native felt he had something to prove and in the end collected offers from both the Tigers and Gamecocks before returning home.

Womack had identified LSU as a "dream" offer early on, so some were surprised when the 6-7, 325 pounder did not take Les Miles up on his offer right away.

With summer now officially on the calendar, Womack continues to play his cards close to his vest despite his new options.

"Right now, all of the SEC schools are even," reported Womack. "I am starting to hear from Alabama and Georgia about visiting there too."

Between the game day visits of last fall, the junior days of spring and the college camps this year, Womack has racked up some serious windshield time.

There may be a few more hundred miles to travel as Womack prepares for a pre-season decision.

"I am planning another South Carolina and LSU trip and that's it for now," said Womack. "No more camps for me, I am done with all of that."

Mississippi State had invited Womack back to take part in Big Dawg camp.

That invitation stands, but Womack's current plans do not include a return trip to Starkville.

It is something he is in discussions with Mississippi State offensive line boss John Hevesy.

"I'm still hearing from Coach Hevesy a lot," said Womack. "He is always telling me that the Bulldogs are for me."

South Carolina has seen their stock with the talented big man rise thanks in large part to Gamecock verbal Jozie Milton.

Womack and Milton became fast friends as they spent time together during the recruiting process.

"Jozie is pushing me to South Carolina," said Womack. "We spent a lot of time together at some of the camps and combines and we talk a lot on twitter."

Womack continues to deny a leader, claiming that all four of his SEC options, LSU, Mississippi State, Ole Miss and South Carolina are dead even.

The remaining trips and conversations with coaches will aid the Magnolia Heights star in making his decision.

"The main thing I am looking at is coaching and where do I fit in the program," said Womack. "I'm excited about everything.

"I worked hard to get better and it feels good to know that my hard work is paying off."

In addition to making his college decision this summer, Womack is also considering taking the additional coursework to graduate early and take part in spring practice on a college campus next year.

That decision will come in late July prior to his college announcement.

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