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Dodge City CC wide receiver Justin McInnis talks about his recent offers and and his official visit schedule

Mississippi State has been searching high and low for an X wide receiver for the 2016 signing class. The Bulldogs may be on the verge of finding their man in Dodge City (KS) Community College big man Justin McInnis. Of Canadian descent, McInnis is making waves as an American football player leading his team in yards and scores this year as just a freshman

"I have offers from Nevada, Arkansas State, Southern Miss and South Alabama," McInnis said on Wednesday evening. "I was supposed to take a visit to Arkansas State this weekend, but I have decided to go to Southern Miss instead."

McInnis reports that the Golden Eagles have impressed him with their play this season.

"They are having a big year," McInnis said of Southern Miss. "They're doing a lot better than they did last year. They have a great coaching staff there and I like all of them. They have a great wide receiver coach (John Wozniak) and he has put a lot of guys into the NFL. That meatn a lot to me when I found that out."

Another Mississippi school has been showing a lot of interest in the 6-6, 195 pounder and have plans to host him next month.

"I am taking my official visit to Mississippi State December 11th," McInnis said. "I talk to Coach (Billy) Gonzales all of the time. He calls me once a week and he has had me call him too. He's always messaging me on twitter too. I have talked with him and with the head coach, Coach (Dan) Mullen."

The Bulldogs have not extended an offer just yet, but there has been talk about the possibility.

"I think because they are a bigger school that they want to take their time with the offer," McInnis said. "I am sure they feel like if they offer, then some other big schools are going to offer after that day.

"Coach Gonzales told me that they need a big wide receiver, because there is a good chance that De'Runnya Wilson goes pro after this season. He says that they need to find somebody who can come in and replace him."

McInnis is able to transfer to the school of his choosing in January and retain three years of eligibility. Having played this fall as a true freshman, McInnis would still have a reshirt year should he need to use it down the road.

As it stands right now, McInnis wants to keep his options open and see where things stand after all of his official visits. 

"I just want to take these visits and see what all of the schools have to offer," McInnis said. "I have done some research about all of the schools. I wanted to see what all they offered academically. I have learned just about everything I can learn on-line.

"I want to go see the schools and meet all of the coaches and players and just see if I fit in. It's exciting, but I am not in any hurry to make my decision."


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