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Scout four star A.J. Brown talks about Mississippi State vs. LSU

He had been there several times before, but Starkville four star wide out A.J. Brown reported that Mississippi State showed him a great time last night as the Bulldogs battled the Tigers of LSU. More than a casual observer, Brown paid attention to the Bulldog wideouts and the tremendous game day atmosphere in Davis Wade Stadium.

"It was crazy," Brown said of the atmosphere. "There were a lot of people there and it really got me to thinking. If I decided to go there and stay in my home town, what it would be like to play out there. I think if I did, that it might even bring more fans to the games."

The Bulldogs came up short on the scoreboard 21-19, but the Mississippi State passing game rolled up over 300 yards on the night. The fact that wide receivers were a big part of the offensive attack made an impression on Brown.

"I like the offense," Brown said. "They throw the ball, so that's good. I feel like it would be a good offense to play in."

Prior to kickoff, Brown was able to have some time with some of the Mississippi State football coaches. 

"I talked some with Coach (Billy) Gonzales after I got there," Brown said. "He was real hyped up and real excited about the game. He told me he was glad that I came and he was talking about the game and the crowd."

Brown is having a strong season in the early going of his senior campaign. Now 3-1, the Starkville Yellow Jackets will enjoy a bye week this week. As the season moves along, teams are working overtime to prevent the four star wide out from having his way against them.

"I feel like I got off to a good start the first couple of games, but I can do better," Brown said. "I am stating to see a lot more double and triple coverage in the games. Sometimes in practice, we have two or three people try to guard me and we just throw the ball anyway. They helps prepare me for all of that. It's fun in practice, but it's not too much fun during the games. I am just working on all of that and trying to find a way to make plays."

From the beginning stages of his recruitment, Brown has said that he plans to wait out the process and make a decision after his senior season is over.

"I still don't really have any favorites," Brown said. "I am just trying to get that gold ball right now. I still plan on taking my visits and then making a decision after all of that."

For now, Brown is committed to Starkville High, but he plans to take in several unofficial visits this season. This weekend, the talented wide out will be in Tuscaloosa to see Alabama host the Ole Miss Rebels in what appears to be a key match-up in the early stages of the race to Atlanta.


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