Big Dawg: Greg Eiland

Philadelphia High School (MS) big man Greg Eiland was one of the first in state 2016 prospects to earn an offer from the Bulldogs of Mississippi State. Eiland has spent the spring and summer getting to know many of the schools that have shown him interest with Texas and Mississippi State playing host in recent days. Eiland reports that he had a good time at both locations.


"I had a great time at Mississippi State, the camp went good," Eiland said. "I have been up there a few times this year and I really enjoyed getting the chance to work with Coach (John) Hevesy."

The three star offensive tackle reports that he has begun to build a solid relationship with the Mississippi State staff especially prospective position coach, John Hevesy.

"I like him a lot," Eiland said. "He's tough and he's firm, but that's what I like about him. He pushes you to do it right. You can tell he knows what he's doing and he seems like a good coach."

The University of Texas also hosted Eiland as an unofficial visitor this past weekend. The trip to Austin was a memorable one for the talented tackle.

"Texas has always been one of my favorite schools," Eiland said. "I am glad I got to finally go over there and see everything. It was a long trip, but I had a good time over there. Texas is a great program."

The thinking early on was that Eiland would stay in state and likely attend Ole Miss for his college career. It appears that Mississippi State has made a serious move with the Philadelphia, Mississippi product.

"When I was leaving camp the other night, I got to meet with Coach (Dan) Mullen," Eiland explained. "Coach Mullen told me that they really want me over there and that he thinks Mississippi State would be a good fit for me. He told me that they want me bad and he wants me to take some time to think about everything."

Eiland has not ruled out a pre-season decision and it appears that the Bulldogs are surging at this point.

"I have been talking with my mama about everything and I just have some thinking to do about what is best for my future," Eiland. "I have some good offers and I want to be sure that I make the right decision."


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