Day Preparing For Next Step

Four year starter Dillon Day became both a fan favorite and a rock solid contributor during his Mississippi State career. His trademark long hair and tattoos made him stand out in a crowd, but Day proved on the field that he was among the top centers in the Southeastern Conference. With an impressive college resume under his belt, Day is looking ahead towards a possible pro football future.

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"It's been good, man," Day said of his time since an Orange Bowl appearance. "I am just trying to work hard and stay in shape. I am just trying to hang with the game and see where this next chapter in my life takes me."

Day's representation has fielded calls from professional teams doing their due diligence in an effort to see if the West Monroe, Louisiana native is a fit for their organization.

"Everything is starting to pick up," Day said. "I am supposed to go and visit Minnesota on (April) 7th. I am working hard to get the most out of this time. I am doing all I can to stay in shape and just be ready for whatever comes."

A mainstay in the middle of the Mississippi State offensive, Day earned a pair of college All-Star invites including the Senior Bowl. Day reports that his time at Mississippi State helped him prepare for a potential pro career.

"I got more than I ever asked for from Mississippi State," Day said. "They opened all of the doors for me. They had a plan for me and it was up to me to follow the plan that they set for me. The vision they had for me and my own hard work got me to where I am now. I just couldn't appreciate all that happened for me here at Mississippi State more."

Day was the last player to receive an offer from Mississippi State for the 2010 signing class. To say he has made the most of it, would be putting it mildly.

"It's just crazy how life works," Day said. "Whenever you get a good opportunity, you just have to take it. I did and it all worked out for me. I just couldn't be any happier about how things worked out for me here."

With his college playing days behind him, Day is now taking on the role of mentor and cheerleader to the Mississippi State offensive lineman looking to pave the path for Bulldog touchdowns.

Spring practice for 2015 is well underway and Day likes what he has seen from the up and comers in the Bulldog trenches.

"They will be just as good as we were last year if not better," Day said. "They have a ton of talent and a couple of new guys coming in. As long as they follow the plan that Coach (John) Hevesy has for them, then they will be A+."

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