"I had a good time at the game," McLaurin said. "I got to see everybody again and I talked with a lot of the players. I talked some with Coach (Dan) Mullen, Coach (Deshea) Townsend and Coach (Tony) Hughes. They were all glad to see me."
McLaurin reports that the Bulldog staff is still talking with him about playing safety in the Bulldog secondary during his Mississippi State career. As a result, McLaurin kept a watchful eye on the current Bulldog safeties.
"I thought we looked pretty good," McLaurin said. "I thought the safeties were running to the ball pretty good and overall the team looked real good. The offense looked pretty crisp and the defense was playing hard. It's exciting."
In just over six weeks, McLaurin will be more than just an interested observer, he will be a full game time participant.
"I can't wait to get up there and get started," McLaurin said. "It's a great school and a great team. It's a good place for me to go and play my college career. I have a chance to go in there and work hard and play early. I might even be able to start early. It just depends on how hard I work and how hard I compete."
McLaurin reports that he is excited about what his signing class brings to the table for Mississippi State football.
"I think the future is bright for Bulldog football," McLaurin said. "I think we have a great class coming in and when you add that to the players that are already there it could be something special. I think if we all come together, we can do some big things."