Dantzler Picks Bulldogs

Mississippi State wrapped up their June football camp sessions today. The biggest splash on Saturday was from a player who did not take part in today's testing activities. After a strong showing last weekend that led to an offer, Cameron Dantzler returned to Starkville today to offer his verbal commitment in person.


"Every time I come to Mississippi State, it feels like home to me," Dantzler said. "I love the coaching staff and I love the players here. They treat me like a brother already."

After today's turn of events, Danztler is now a brother in the Bulldog family. The rising star from Hammond, Louisiana made the return trip to Starkville to look Dan Mullen in the eye as he offered him his commitment to Mississippi State.

"I just felt it was the right thing to do, to commit in person," Dantzler said. "I wanted them to know that I was dedicated to being here and that I was taking my decision seriously."

The St. Thomas Aquinas standout reports that the hometown atmosphere of Starkville played a big part in his decision.

"It feels like home here," Dantzler said. "I have never felt this close to a college in my whole life. I took a couple of visits to places like LSU and Auburn, but I just like Mississippi State more."

Danztler has the ability to play a number of positions on the next level, but will cut his college teeth at corner with a possible move to safety down the road.

"I can play safety or corner," Dantzler said. "It doesn't really matter to me. I just want to help the team. I am fine with wherever they want to play me."

After working out with Coaches Tony Hughes and Deshea Townsend last weekend, Dantzler felt a real kinship with the Bulldog secondary coaches. Something Townsend said struck a chord in the talented Dantzler.

"He told me last week, that I knew were home was," Dantzler said. "He told me that they could use me on the field. Most colleges are looking for a long corner. He taught me a lot already. He talked to me about using my length to my advantage and he taught me some drills that I can do on my own to get better with my hips."

With his college destination set for Starkville, Dantzler is now ready to focus on his senior season in Hammond, Louisiana.

"The state championship is the goal," Dantzler said. "We should have a good team this year. I am excited and ready to get started."

Dantzler chose the Bulldogs over offers from Cincinnati, Louisiana Tech, Southern Miss, Texas Tech, Tulane and others.


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