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Co-Lin corner Lashard Durr talks about his official visit to Mississippi State

Mississippi State signed Lashard Durr two years ago, but the Harrison Central product had to take the scenic route through the Mississippi Junior College system. With two seasons at Co-Lin under his belt, Durr is ready to join his original signing class in Starkville. Durr took his official visit to see the Bulldogs this weekend.

"I had a great visit," Durr explained. "We got to eat a whole lot and we got to see the campus. We got to see everything and spend some time in the stadium and just get to know everybody. I think the best part about it was all of the food we got to eat."

Durr's official visit host was more than a familiar face. He was a former and future teammate.

"Donald Gray was my host," Durr said. "We played together last year, so I already knew him. He told me all about what I needed to do once I got up there. He said that I need to come in ready to work and that there is a chance that I could end up starting next year if I really worked hard and learned everything I am supposed to know."

The Bulldogs will be looking to replace opening day starters at corner, Taveze Calhoun and Will Redmond who have exhausted their college eligibility. Durr is looking to come in and compete for a spot in the rotation next fall.

"I know that I have a chance to come in and play right away and that is what I want do," Durr said. "I just need to learn the plays and work hard to show them what I can do. I know what I have to do."

Durr is slated to enroll at Mississippi State in January. He reports that watching the Bulldogs practice for the Belk Bowl this weekend allowed him to put together a bit of a scouting report.

"Watching them practice yesterday, I saw that everybody is bigger and faster," Durr. "I know that I can compete, so I am ready to get up there and get to work with them. It's going to be something I have to get used to, but I know that I can do it.

"I really liked being able to see them practice. It sort of lets you know what to expect. I am going to be up there this spring, so I have an idea of how they do things and all of the drills that they do."

One of nine visitors on the weekend, Durr reports that the group had a good time together and talked about what to expect once they return as full time students in a few weeks.

"Pretty much everybody who visited was already committed," Durr said. "We all got to know each other and we're looking forward to being teammates. We just all had a good time up there."

A fall semester graduate from Co-Lin, Durr plans to sign his national letter of intent later this week when the mid-year signing period opens for junior college transfers. 

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