"I was hoping to make the MS/AL game, but I am honored to be selected to play in any of the All-Star games," said McLaurin. "It's a real blessing to have the chance to be recognized as an an All-Star and have a chance to keep playing.
"There are a lot of people who don't get picked and they don't get that extra game when the season ends.
"There are a lot of people who didn't get picked who would love to have this opportunity."
McLaurin was one of a dozen Mississippi State verbals selected by the MAC for All-Star participation and one of four for the Bernard Blackwell classic.
With so many Bulldog commitments selected as All-Stars, McLaurin believes that a lot of the better players in the Magnolia State are headed to Starkville.
"We have a great class coming together," said McLaurin. "I am so glad so many of us got picked.
"We know what we're all a part of and we're looking to get up to Mississippi State and help build something together."
McLaurin plans to be in Starkville this weekend to see the #3 Bulldogs host the #2 Auburn Tigers.
"I am looking forward to getting back up there this weekend," said McLaurin. "I watched them on TV last week and I though their defense played great.
"It was a good game and it was fun to watch.
"I could tell after the first game I saw this year, that they had a chance to be really good this year.
"I thought they might be a top ten team, but now I think they have a chance to win a national championship.
"I was already excited about the future at Mississippi State, but all of this just makes me more excited about my decision."