Duncan Takes in Mississippi State Camp

Jordan Duncan of Oak Grove was one of the first prospects in the state of Mississippi to earn scholarship offers for the 2016 signing class. Mississippi State was among the first to offer and has remained a steady suitor throughout the recruiting process. On Saturday, Duncan was in Starkville to show the Mississippi State coaches just what he can do.


"Camp went great and I learned a lot," Duncan said. "That's one thing I like doing. I try to be coachable and try to learn new things. I am really just out here to compete. That's how you get better."

Duncan was able to get in some work with Mississippi State receivers coach, Billy Gonzales. Duncan reports that the time spent with Coach G was beneficial.

"This was my first time meeting him," Duncan said of Gonzales. "He is a real fired up guy. He is the kind of coach that I would want to be around. He is the kind of guy that wants to invest in me, spend time with me to make me better and use me to help the team."

Oak Grove falls into the recruiting territory of veteran Bulldog assistant Tony Hughes. Duncan reports that he feels a solid bond with Hughes.

"His son (Jay Huges) played with my brother back at Oak Grove," Duncan said. "I get the chance to see him all of the time and we just have this family bond thing. We just have a good relationship."

Starkville is not the final camping destination for the talented Duncan. The summer will be exceptionally busy as Duncan looks for the right college fit.

"I am just going with the flow right now, but I plan to go to a lot of camps," Duncan said. "I am still trying to decide where all I am going to go. I plan to come back here for the Big Dawg camp if everything works out my schedule. I would like to come back, but I will just have to see how everything goes."

Several schools remain in consideration for Duncan who has not set a firm timeline for his college decision.

"I am still neutral right now," Duncan said. "The main ones right now are Cal, North Carolina, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Alabama, Kentucky, Memphis and Tennessee. I am not sure when I am going to decide. I will do it whenever God puts it on my heart. Right now, I am just trying to focus on my senior year."

The Oak Grove family said goodbye to legendary coach Nevil Barr. Coaching changes can be difficult, but it appears Duncan is making the adjustment.

"It was really a big blow for us," Duncan said. "Coach Barr helped make me the player that I am today. He taught me a lot about character, integrity and about becoming a man.

"It all worked out for him though. We knew why he did it and I understand. I will never have anything against him. I love him and I am still learning from him. He left a legacy at Oak Grove and I will always be grateful to him."


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