Chad Simmons

Donaldsonville, Louisiana wide out talks about his upcoming trip to Mississippi State.

The Bulldogs of Mississippi State are hosting scores of talented football hopefuls this weekend as Alabama comes to town in a big match-up in the race to Atlanta. One interested observer reports that he will be on an official visit to Starkville. Four star wide receiver Stephen Sullivan of Donaldsonville, Louisiana will make the drive up with his cousin.

"When I decided to open my recruitment back up, Coach Brian Johnson asked me if they were still in it," Sullivan explained. "I told him that they were and that it was between them, LSU and TCU.

"He told me that they wanted to get me up for an official visit this season. I told him that I wanted to see them against a real tough team in a big game, so we picked this weekend when they play Alabama."

The Bulldogs have been on a bit of a tear as of late as have the Tide. The two SEC foes will take to the field this weekend in hopes of taking a major step towards an attractive post season destination.

"I went to game up there last year," Sullivan said. "I was supposed to go see them when they played LSU, but I couldn't make it. This will be the first time I have seen a game up there this year. 

"I really want to see all of the players and see how the coaches coach. I want to see how they use their receivers. I know they like to throw the ball, so I want to see where I would fit into their offense if I went there."

Sullivan expects a big time atmosphere and a wild Davis Wade crowd this Saturday afternoon. Cowbells are expected throughout the day's activities.

"I want to see what the game day experience is like for all of the players." Sullivan said. "I want to go through game day and see what that's all about. I want to see things from the player's perspective. I am looking forward to getting up there."

Several schools remain in contention for Sullivan's signing day autograph. There is a possibility that the talented wide out could graduate in December.

"I am still looking into all of that and trying to see how things are going to go," Sullivan said. "I am taking this visit and then I am going to TCU on November 26th. That's the only other visit I have set up right now."

The Bulldogs will be looking to make a move with the four star talent this weekend before Sullivan make his final decision.

"I want to be a part of a family," Sullivan said. "I want to see how I fit in with all of the players. The main things I am looking for is a team that is going to throw the ball and that the players all make it feel like a real family."


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