Big Dawg: KaDerrion Mason

The available talent in the state of Mississippi remaining undeclared for the 2016 signing class centers around players lining up as defensive linemen. One of the hottest names in south Mississippi is McComb High School defensive end KaDerrion Mason. The talented Mason spent some time in Starkville this past weekend in an effort to learn more about the Bulldogs.

"It was an amazing experience," Mason said of Big Dawg camp. "It was a lot of fun and it was really exciting being out there on the field with all of the other great players from around the state. I had a good time up there.

"All of the coaches up there are great and they all made me feel welcome there. Coach (Dan) Mullen was talking to us too. He was pretty cool."

Before the prospects went to work in positional drills and one-on-ones, Mason was able to spend some time visiting with the Mississippi State coaching staff.

"Coach (David) Turner met with me before the camp," Mason said. "He talked to me about all of the things they have to offer up there academically and on the field. He told me about all of the defensive linemen he was losing and that I had a good chance to play early if I went up there. He told me that they are putting players into the league and that he thinks Mississippi State would be a good place for me."

Mason reports that, while he has not been persuaded to be a Bulldog just yet he holds Mississippi State in high regard.

"They didn't ask me to commit and they aren't pressuring me for a decision," Mason said. "Coach Turner just told me that they wanted me to be a Bulldog and he wants me to take my time and really look at Mississippi State.

"I really like Mississippi State and I love all of the coaches. The were #1 in the nation last year for five weeks, so the program is doing some big things. That's good to me."

Several schools have shown interest in Mason, but it appears that Mississippi State will be the last school to host the rising defensive lineman on campus until the season begins.

"I am not sure when I am going to make a decision. I am still thinking about everything," Mason explained. "I am not planning to go to anymore camps. It's time to focus on McComb football for now. I think we have a good team coming back and we have a chance to do some good things this year."

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