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Mississippi State verbal commitment Korey Charles plans for his first in home visit with the Bulldogs.

Mississippi State is looking for a strong close to the 2016 recruiting cycle. One of the Bulldogs' verbal commitments, Korey Charles, is excited to see how things work out. The recruiting process ended for Charles back during the summer as his verbal commitment kicked off the 2015 Big Dawg camp fireworks. Since that time, Charles has remained True Maroon.

While a handful of coaches remain in touch with Charles in one form or fashion, Charles reports that the main school receiving correspondence from him is the one he is committed to, Mississippi State.

"I have had a couple of phone calls from one of the coaches at Florida," Charles said. "I have had a few schools' coaches message me on Twitter and send me some mail, but I'm solid with Mississippi State. I talk to them about once every week and I stay in touch with them."

On Tuesday, Charles will have the opportunity to have a face to face with a Mississippi State coach on his own turf for the first time.

"Coach (Scott) Sallach is coming to see me tomorrow," Charles said. "I have a good relationship with him and the other coaches. We are going to talk about my official visit and all of that tomorrow. I am not sure what the date is going to be, but I think it's going to be sometime in January."

The Bulldogs put together an 8-4 season and recently accepted an invitation to the Belk Bowl. All things considered, Charles believes his future teammates put together a solid campaign.

"I felt like the season went pretty good," Charles said. "I really think that they had a pretty good season. I think they could have won one or two more games, but I think things are moving in the right direction. I am excited about getting up there and being a part of it next year."

North Florida Christian had a winnning season of their own, but Charles is still getting used to the idea of not going to football practice. On the season, Charles rushed for 1,014 yards, reeled in 37 passes for 447 yards and scored a total of 14 touchdowns.

With football providing the ticket to his college future, Charles has elected to pass on all other sports to prepare for life in the Southeastern Conference.

"I ran track last year, but I am not going to this year," Charles said. "I used to play basketball too, but I decided to just focus on football. I am not going to play any other sports now that football season is over. I am just going to be working hard and getting ready for the next level now.

"I am just going to be focusing on my grades and my school work and just getting in the weight room. It's all going good for me right now. I just want to keep working and doing everything I can do to get better as a player."

Charles, 6-0, 180, has the ability to play either side of the football on the next level. The three star standout reports that he is being recruited as an athlete and that he is open to whatever helps the team position wise.


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