Mississippi State verbal commitment Cameron Dantzler talks about his recent in home visit

Mississippi State pledge Cameron Dantzler worked hard to get his time in to a position to chase a state championship in football. STA had a big year, but came up short of capturing the state title. Now the talented Dantzler is working towards some big things on the hardwood.

"We lost to Notre Dame in the semi-finals," Dantzler said of his season ending defeat in football. "I was upset about it, but I feel like we had a great year and we lost to a good team. I was happy with how I played this year and I was proud of our team.

"I feel like I grew a lot as a player. I feel like I have a higher football I.Q. and that I understand the game a lot better. I played hard this year and I am happy with everything I did."

Earlier this week, Dantzler was able to spend some time visiting with Mississippi State coaches Deshea Townsend and Greg Knox. 

"I had a great time visiting with them," Dantzler said. "They came by the school for a little while and then they came to my house and met with me and my family. I had a great time talking with them about everything."

The talented athlete is projected to play corner on the next level, so he had some questions about playing in the SEC. Ranked a three star, Dantzler heard a lot about the Bulldog expectations of him.

"They were telling me that they are ready to get me up there," Dantzler said. "They were telling me that they need me to stay on top of my grades and that I need to come in ready to compete. They are talking about me taking my official visit either the weekend of January 16th or January 23rd. I am not sure which one it is going to be yet."

The Hammond, Louisiana product reports that he is solid in his decision to attend Mississippi State next fall, but that a pair of other Power 5 programs remain in contact with him.

"Coach O (Ed Orgeron) stays in touch with me and he tells me that LSU is still interested in me and that he wants me to keep in touch," Dantzler said. "Oklahoma has been calling me and they are starting to show some interest. I think both of them may end up offering me."

Dantzler has spent a lot of time in Starkville over the course of the last few months. The St. Thomas Aquinas' standout attended both Bulldog football camps this summer even making a return trip to commit to Coach Dan Mullen in person.

With one in person visit with Bulldog staffers in the books, Dantzler expects to see the Mississippi State coaches a few more times before signing day.

"They are coming back next week and I think Coach Mullen is coming this time," Dantzler said. "I enjoy talking with them and I am excited about taking my visit up there and spending time with the other recruits and the players. It's going to be a lot of fun."

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