Jung Visits With Mullen

The recruiting process will be over in just over two weeks. For Traver Jung, national signing day will be the culmination if a scenic journey that took him from the Mississippi delta to Holmes Community and now to the SEC. On Monday, Jung and his mother had the chance to sit down and talk about the future with a trio of Mississippi State coaches.

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"Coach (Dan) Mullen, Coach (David) Turner and Coach (Manny) all met me at home in Greenville at my mama's house," Jung said. "It was a good visit. They stayed for about an hour and fifteen minutes and we just talked about me coming down there."

While Mullen did most of the talking, Jung was eager to hear what his future position coach, Manny Diaz, had to say about his plans for him at linebacker.

"This was my second time meeting Coach Diaz," Jung said. "He came to the school one other time. He was telling me about how he wants his linebackers to play and that he was excited about coaching me. I think he's going to be a good coach."

Jung took his official visit to Mississippi State back in December, so his face to face interactions with the Bulldog staff are down to just one more in person visit next week. From the sound of things, Jung is simply ready to sign.

"I still get calls from a few schools, but I am not trying to do anything like that," Jung said. "I am not planning to take anymore visits or anything like that. I am still solid with Mississippi State and I'm just getting ready to sign."

With Mississippi State seeing Matthew Wells graduate and projected NFL first rounder Benardrick McKinney declare early, the Bulldog defense will be looking to replace a pair of long time starters.

Jung sees opportunity at Mississippi State and a chance to make an immediate contribution.

"Coach Mullen told me what they were looking for and how they want to use me," Jung said. "He told me to come in ready to work. He talked with my mom about me going up there and he told her he would be sure I got my degree. My mom is pretty quiet. She didn't have a lot of questions. Most everything she wanted to know about was academics."

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