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Roswell, Georgia native Vincent Calhoun is on the verge of becoming another Mississippi JuCo success story. The Centennial High School product enrolled at Southwest Community College in Summit, Mississippi after a solid prep career in the Peach State. Two seasons later, Calhoun knows that he will be on a Power Five conference roster next fall.

After taking some trips earlier this year, Calhoun elected to commit to the University of Minnesota. With his final days of junior college winding down, the talented offensive lineman is drawing some new options. The most recent tender comes from Mississippi State.

"I started hearing from them about two weeks ago," Calhoun said of the Bulldogs. "They started contacting me and then their offensive line coach (John Hevesy) offered me."

Despite growing up in the heart of SEC country, the 6-4, 345 pounder reports he did not have a strong working knowledge of the Mississippi State program until recently.

"I didn't know a whole lot about them, but I have watched them a couple of times," Calhoun said. "I know that they are in the SEC and that they have been winning."

This season, Calhoun played alongside 2017 Mississippi State pledge Ravian Pierce who is set to enroll in Starkville in January 2017. Pierce has done his part to share with Calhoun his impressions of the Bulldog program.

"Ravian has told me about it," Calhoun said of Mississippi State. "He told me how much he liked it and what he thought about everything. He told me it was a good atmosphere up there and that he thought I should check it out."

During his recent conversations with the Mississippi State coaching staff, Calhoun had discussed the possibility of taking an official visit in the coming weeks. Those plans remain unsettled at this point.

"I had talked to them about coming up there on an official, but I was a little caught up in the moment," Calhoun said. "I am committed to Minnesota, so I am not sure that I am going to take any other visits. Right now, I am planning to stick with that."

Calhoun was part of a Southwest team that went 3-6 on the season. The Georgia native could play right tackle if necessary, but projects as an offensive guard on the next level. Calhoun reports that a few other programs have been in touch with him since his season ended, but he has not set up any official visits to any other campus at this point. 

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