Thomas Eager for Weekend Visit

Mississippi State will see some new Bulldogs on campus in just over a month. Memphis-Central standout Deddrick Thomas plans to be one of them. Thomas will take his official visit to Mississippi State this weekend as one of a handful of Bulldog hopefuls slated for January enrollment. The standout receiver is eager to get on campus and get the behind the scenes tour.

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"I am excited about taking my visit," said Thomas. "My mom and my brother are going with me and knowing me mom, she is going to have a lot of questions. She is ready to go see about all of my classes and were I am going to be staying and all of that."

Thomas reports that he has some questions of his own that he plans to ask several of the Mississippi State football players.

"I want to know what it's like on just a regular day," said Thomas. "Most of the times I have been up there it's been for a game or a camp. I want to know what Coach (Billy) Gonzales is like and what all the players do during the day.

"I am looking forward to being up there and getting to know everybody better."

Thomas, a hero at Mississippi State's summer Big Dawg camp, reports that he is eager to join the Bulldogs' active roster. At the same time, Thomas is curious about how the transformation from high school prospect to SEC football player will take place.

"I am nervous and excited about enrolling next month," said Thomas. "It's all starting hit me. There are a lot of emotions. I am going to be leaving high school early and going to work with college players and learning to live on my own at the same time.

"I feel like we're going to have a good team next year. I am really excited about next season and that's the main reason I am graduating early. I am ready to get up there and get to work and be able to help the team do some big things next year."

Thomas is ranked a three star prospect and is considered one of the top slot receivers in the southeast. With senior wide out Jameon Lewis moving on after the Bowl Game, the Bulldogs will have some snaps available at the "H" receiver position.

Mississippi State will see both Lewis and senior Robert Johnson graduate opening up a pair of spots in the wide receiver rotation. Thomas is one of a few candidates entering the program in 2015 looking to compete for those available snaps.

Thomas committed to Mississippi State during April and has remained steadfast in his decision. Since making his verbal pledge to the Bulldogs, Thomas has broken off contact with other programs, taken the coursework necessary to enroll at Mississippi State for the spring semester to get a head start on his college academics and the Bulldog playbook.

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