Dogs Make Strong Impression on Swain

Junior college product Maurice Swain was one of three official visitors for Mississippi State this weekend. The Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College product was eager to talk about the weekend's events in Starkville that included a resounding 51-0 win over Vanderbilt. Swain has some options to consider, but reports that the Bulldogs have made a move.

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"I am really glad I went up there," said Swain. "I had a great visit and I was glad that I got to see everything."

Swain was able to get the guided tour from another former junior college defensive lineman who was able to provide some valuable insight.

"Will Coleman was my host," said Swain. "He is redshirting this year and he is a good guy. We had a good time and he told me a lot about what it's like up there."

The weekend was filled with meetings, tours and social interaction, but Swain enjoyed the people of Mississippi State the most.

"I got to hang out with all of the players and that was good," said Swain. "The best part was the atmosphere at the game. I love how the fans are into the game and how loud they get.

"I thought the game was great. The defense really balled out. It was a great game for them."

Before heading for home, Swain was able to spend some face time with Coach Dan Mullen.

"Coach Mullen told me that they really want me to come up there," said Swain. "He told me that they really need me and that he thinks they have a good chance to get me. He said that they need me to come in and play next year."

With the talk of conference titles, national playoffs and immediate playing time, Swain left Starkville with a positive impression.

"Mississippi State is even with Auburn now," said Swain. "I liked everything about the visit and I like all of the players. I am still planning to take my other visits and then make my decision next month, but Mississippi State really moved up after this weekend."

Swain plans to visit Kentucky next month and is leaving his options open for his final two all expense paid excursions. With visits to Auburn and Mississippi State under his belt, the talented defensive tackle has three possible official visits remaining.

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