Mississippi State verbal Cameron Dantzler makes short work of Pope John Paul II

Mississippi State verbal Cameron Dantzler entered Friday Night's rivalry game with Pope John Paul II High needing just under 30 yards to surpass 1,000 rushing on the 2015 season. At halftime, Dantzler's night was done with his team staked out to a 27-0 lead. To his credit the talented senior tossed a touchdown pass and set up another score with a lengthy punt return. With his shoulder pads tucked away ready for the bus ride home, Dantzler watched very second half snap from the sideline.

"Right now, we have a good season going. We're 6-0," Dantzler said. "We've played good against some great teams. Last week was homecoming and we had a great win against a really good team (Carver). 

"We're undefeated in district and first in the district. We're third in power rankings for 2A, so we're doing pretty good this year."

Dantzler has been slowed in recent weeks by a sore shoulder, but the three star talent has been pleased with his play so far.

"I feel like I am making other people around me better," Dantzler said. "Last year, I had to step up and be a leader. This year, I am doing that again and it's coming a lot easier for me. I feel like I am becoming a better overall player."

The Hammond, Louisiana native took in his first Mississippi State home game earlier this season. Dantzler plans to take in a few more Bulldog football games against SEC opponents.

"I am going back up there when they play Alabama and maybe when they play Kentucky," Dantzler said. "I talk with the other recruits every day. We message each other on the group message. We all get along real, real good right now. 

"We're always talking about how we can't wait to get to Starkville to play with each other."

The Bulldog recruiting efforts have been led by area recruiting Coach Greg Knox along with a strong assist with the top Dawg, Dan Mullen.

"I talk with Coach Knox and Coach Mullen the most," Dantzler said. "I have a really good relationship with Coach Mullen. He checks in on my just about every day. He called me two days ago to see how my grades are and how my season is going. He stays in touch with me a lot."

Dantzler reports that he is "solid" in his commitment to Mississippi State, but a school close to home has been in touch with him recently.

"Coach O (Ed Orgeron) called me a couple of days ago to make sure I was coming to their game this weekend against Florida," Dantzler explained. "I think they may end up offering me. I might know something about that tomorrow."

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