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Mississippi State verbal commitment Christian Roberson will be back in Starkville for the Egg Bowl

Mississippi State secured the verbal commitment of McEachern High School tight end Christian Roberson just before fall camp began. Since that time, the Powder Springs, GA product has remained loyal to the Bulldogs rejecting all other advances.

"I am still hearing from some of the other schools," Roberson said. "I have heard from Florida, Texas A&M and some other schools like Syracuse and a few others. I am listening to any of that though. I am still solid with Mississippi State. I'm looking forward to getting up there in January."

While the move to Starkville after the turn of the calendar is more of the semi-permanent variety, the three star standout will be back on campus for Mississippi State's game of the year, the battle for the Golden Egg.

"Me, my dad and my brother went over there for the LSU game," Roberson said. "I am going back over there in few weeks for my visit when they play Ole Miss. I am excited to get back over there and see the game and see what that's all about."

The Bulldogs, currently 6-2, were included in the first FBS college football poll of the 2015 season. Mississippi State is one of a handful of programs that have been included in every one of those polls since the inception of the college football playoffs.

"I was talking with my mom earlier and she said that we were ranked #20," Roberson said. "I think that's great and that we're going to be even higher by the end of the season. We need to go get a win over Missouri this week and then see if we can't win some more of these big games at the end of the season."

The Bulldogs' recent ranking will likely be a topic of discussion throughout the coming weeks as the Bulldogs to be converse among themselves.

"We have a group message that we wall talk on," Roberson said of himself and his fellow Bulldog pledges. "We talk about everything that is going on with us, how the team is doing and how much we're looking forward to getting up there.

"I have grown pretty close to all of the guys, especially C.J. (Morgan-Walker) and Dee (Nalls). We are all going to be graduating early and moving up there in January. It helps that we already know each other and that we have already started building a friendship."

Before making the move off to college, Roberson plans to finish out his high school career with his best season to date.

"Things have been going pretty good," Roberson said. "I have over 300 yards this year. The last game, I had something like seven catches for 80 yards and two touchdowns. I feel like I am playing pretty well.

"We have the chance to have a really good season. We are definitely a playoff team and I feel like as well as we are playing that we can go a long way this year. I am excited to see how things go."

The Indians of McEachern High are currently undefeated in league play and will have the chance to wrap up a perfect mark in their region with a win this Friday on senior day.

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