Mixon Takes in Starkville

Keith Mixon was one of nine official visitors on campus at Mississippi State this weekend. The three star speedster visited the campus with his entire family. Taking note of Mississippi State's family environment, Mixon reports that he feels better about his decision than ever before.

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"I had a great visit, "Mixon said. "Brandon Holloway was my host. He's sort of small and fast like me, so we had a lot to talk about. He showed me around and told about what to expect and things like that. He's a really good dude and I had a good time."

Mixon reports that the trip allowed him to get to many of the people and places that will be a big part of his college future.

"We got to see all of the facilities and the dorms," Mixon said. "We got to talk with the academic advisers and we got to meet a lot of the people we're going to be interacting with up there. It was good to meet everybody and I got to spend a lot of time with the players.

"We went out and went to a couple of parties and that was fun. One of the best things about the trip was going over to Coach (Dan) Mullen's house. They had a huge lunch for us and it was great. My family enjoyed all of that."

With no other visits planned, Mixon is now focusing on signing day and his preparations for life in the SEC.

"I am just ready to get to signing day and to keep working hard," Mixon said. "I plan on staying in the weight room and doing a bunch of running. I want to do all I can to get ready for next year."

Before leaving for home, Mixon did a bit of recruiting. The lone prospect on campus not committed to Mississippi State was Boyton Beach, Florida quarterback Lamar Jackson. Mixon did his part to aid in the Bulldogs' courtship.

"I was talking a lot with him," Mixon said of Jackson. "We were all trying to get him to come to Mississippi State with us. He's committed to Louisville right now, but hopefully he will change his mind about that. I was talking to him and telling him about it. His family didn't come with him, so we'll just have to see how that goes. It would be nice to have him."

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