Wilson Wowed By Bulldog Opener

Tupelo star Jarvis Wilson is enjoying some early season success. The Golden Wave safety also had the chance to see his future team, Mississippi State, pick up a blowout win over Southern Miss in the season opener. Wilson reports that he was impressed with what he saw on the field and in the newly renovated stands.

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"I thought everything was great," said Wilson. "The new stadium is great and I loved the atmosphere.

"It was so loud out there and everybody was ringing the cowbells.

"It makes me excited to think about playing there next year."

During his time in Starkville, Wilson was able to reconnect with several members of the Mississippi State coaching staff.

"I talked with Coach (Dan) Mullen. Coach (Scott) Sallach, Coach (Tony) Hughes, Coach (Geoff) Collins and Coach (Deshea Townsend," reported Wilson. "They were all telling me about how excited about me getting up there in January.

"It didn't really feel real to me until this weekend.

"I am going to be up there in just a few months.

"I didn't really think about it being so close until I was at game on Saturday."

The Bulldog defense recorded a shutout, an accomplishment that impressed the three star standout.

"The defense played great," said Wilson. "They were swarming to the ball and making tackles.

"They played great all night and I liked seeing that.

"I really liked how they played."

The Bulldogs are off on the right foot as is Wilson's high school team at Tupelo High.

"We're 2-0 right now and our defense is playing really good," said Wilson. "We're playing fast and playing as a team.

"We haven't been giving up a whole lot, but we can play a little better.

"We play Shannon this week. They are sort of a running based team, but I am expecting them to come out with something different this week."

Win or lose Friday night, Wilson plans to be back in Starkville Saturday afternoon to see the Bulldogs play UAB.

"I am going back up there to see the game," said Wilson. "I am going to every game I can get to.

"I want to see how the team is doing and I enjoy watching them.

"I can't believe I am going to out there next year."

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