Tiano Recaps Mississippi State visit

Quarterback Nick Tiano returned to Starkville for his official visit this past weekend. The Mississippi State verbal commitment has been on campus several times, but this time it was different. Tiano was able to spend time with his future teammates and get a feel for what life as a Bulldog is all about.

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"I had a great visit," said Tiano. "My host was Nick Fitzgerald and he told me a lot about what to expect. He showed me around and answered all of my questions. He was a great host."

Tiano reports that some of the most valuable insight he gained was about his future coaches, Dan Mullen and Brian Johnson.

"Nick told me to get in the playbook and learn every bit of it, because that's the easy part," Tiano explained. "He said that you are going to make some physical mistakes, but that we can't make mental ones. He said to learn the playbook and know what we're trying to do."

During the course of the visit, Tiano was able to sit down and spend some time with Mississippi State quarterbacks' coach Brian Johnson.

"I have watched Mississippi State play on TV so many times, but it was so much different watching film with Coach Johnson," Tiano said. "Instead of watching, Mississippi State against Alabama, I was seeing what the game plan was to beat Alabama and about what how they wanted to attack the defense. It was a great experience. It has me fired up to get there and get to work."

Before heading for home, Tiano had a bit of an epiphany about his future.

"People told me at some point it would hit me that I am about to go play football in the SEC," Tiano said. "I think it really hit me this weekend that my dream is coming true. I am going to be able to play football in the SEC."

Looking back over his recruitment, Tiano believes that he made the right decision and that he went about things the right way."

"I feel like handled things the best way I could for me," said Tiano. "I know it's probably exciting to take five visits, get all of this hype and then make a decision on signing day, but that's not really what I wanted to do. Instead of spending the last six months picking a school or having these coaches recruiting me, I have been able to spend that time building a relationship with my coaches. We already know each other, so we won't have to spend so much time getting to know each other when I get there. We can just get to work."

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