Big Dawg: MSU Commit Dee Nalls

Big Dawg: Mississippi State class of 2016 commitment Dee Nalls talks about his experience at Big Dawg Camp and being committed to Mississippi State.

  • Name: Dee Nalls
  • Classification: 2016
  • High School: Fayette County (AL) High School
  • Position: Offensive Lineman
  • HT: WT: 6-foot-3, 295
  • Ranking: 3-Star
  • Schools of Interest: Committed to Mississippi State

  • You attended the Big Dawg Camp. You were coached by your future college coach, John Hevesy, and you were able to go against other great players. What was that like for you?
    "It was fun. It was good knowing that I had good competition on the other side of the ball. And even if I messed up I knew that I had a great coach on the sidelines who could tell me what I did wrong."

    This is your third time to be coached by John Hevesy at a camp at MSU. Do you learn something new each time?
    "Yes sir, every time. And he is going to be real with you, 100%, no matter if you like or don't like what he says."

    Some of the competition was really good at the camp. You went against Trey Brown, a junior college defensive lineman. What was it like going against a guy like that?
    "It was good knowing that he was bigger than me. Most camps that I go to I just dominate. But it's good knowing there are other people who can beat me because that lets me know that I still have to grind so I can continue to get better."

    What specifically did you learn from Trey when going against him?
    "You learn that you have to have quick feet and hands because he is a powerful guy. You can't get into him because he is going to bull rush you no matter what."

    You are committed to Mississippi State. How does it make you feel when you are at Mississippi State?
    "Just coming here and having my brothers (future teammates) behind me is special. And the coaches treat me like I am their son. It is just a good feeling knowing that it is family here."

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