Dickens Talks Bulldog Junior Day

Mississippi State hosted over two dozen college football prospects over the weekend at the Bulldogs' second junior day event. One of the biggest names on campus was Holmes County Central star Damion Dickens. Dickens holds a handful of offers including tenders from Mississippi State and Oklahoma. With the big maroon carpet rolled out in grand splendor, Dickens enjoyed his time in Starkville.

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"I had a very good visit," Dickens said. "I got to see everything and talk with Coach (Dan) Mullen and Coach (David) Turner. We went out to practice and saw the team."

Dickens reports that during his time observing team drills, he was able to interact with several of the current players.

"A lot of the players were coming up and talking to me," Dickens said. "They already knew who I was. I was surprised by that. They really made me feel welcome and like they were glad that I was there."

As one of the more violent tacklers in the state, Dickens is highly sought after. His versatility is one of his greatest attributes, which makes him an intriguing prospect in many respects.

"Coach Turner said that they are recruiting me to play both positions," Dickens said. "He said that they just want me to be a Bulldog no matter which position I play. He said they just want me to come up there and they will figure out where I fit the defense the best."

Dickens has invitations to take in some other college recruiting events, but he has not finalized any plans just yet. While a date has not been set, the Lexington, Mississippi product plans to be back in Starkville to spend more time with the Bulldog players and coaches.

"Me and (Darius Redmond) are going back up there sometime soon and spend the night up there," Dickens reported. "We are going up there to hang out with the players and see what it's like up there.

"I like Mississippi State and I like the coaches and players. Coach Turner told me that he always likes it when I come up there."

With the Bulldogs surging, Dickens holds Mississippi State in high regard. The subject of a possible commitment did come up during his time on campus this weekend.

"We talked about all of that, but they told me that they want me to commit when I am ready," Dickens said. "I am just not sure when I am going to make a decision yet. They told me that they didn't want me to rush into anything, but when I am ready to commit that they are ready to have me."

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