Big Dawg: Christian Roberson

Mississippi State had a family reunion of sorts this past Friday as Bulldog verbals and targets a like gathered in Starkville for the Big Dawg camp. One of the newest Mississippi State commitments, Christian Roberson was on campus for the first time as a Bulldog. The experience proved to be a rewarding one for the Georgia native.

"I had a great time at the camp," Roberson said. "Just about my entire family went with me this time. I got to see the dorms and we get to learn more about the academic side of everything.

"It was a lot of fun and my family loved it all too. They said it made them feel at home too. Everybody in my family is excited about me being there."

The Mississippi State coaching staff appears to have been pleased with Roberson's appearance on campus for the final camping session of the summer.

"The camp was intense, but I went out there and competed," Roberson said. "It felt different, because I was committed now. I didn't slack off though, because I was committed. I still went out there and competed and it was humbling at times. I played hard and I wanted to show everybody my best.

"The coaches told me that they were happy that I came to compete and that I worked hard. A lot of people don't want to come and compete after the commit, but I didn't want to be one of those guys. I wanted to get out there and work with the coaches and get as much out of the experience as I could."

Roberson pledged his allegiance to the Bulldogs a few days prior to the Big Dawg camp. It appears that the recent visit to campus only solidified that decision.

"I am definitely going to be loyal," Roberson said. "I am solid in my commitment. I don't think I'm even going to visit any other schools. I am happy with my decision and my family is too. I have brought my family, grandparents, aunts, uncles, brother and everybody over there.

"I am just going to be getting ready for my senior season now. I am excited about the future and I love all of the coaches at Mississippi State. I had already met all of them before, but the camp gave me another chance to visit with them and just learn more about everything."

Roberson hopes to attend some Mississippi State home games this fall before he makes the move to Starkville in time for spring practice.

"I am going to be graduating in December," Roberson said. "I am going to be working hard to get ready and then I am going to be here this spring to begin working with the team. I'm looking forward to getting back and getting started."

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