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Mississippi State verbal Christian Roberson talks about his official visit to Mississippi State

Georgia tight end prospect Christian Roberson committed to Mississippi State during the summer. Since that time, Roberson has remained True Maroon. The personable Roberson took the only official visit of his college recruitment this weekend when he visited Starkville, Mississippi to learn more about the Bulldogs.

"I had a great visit," Roberson said. "All of the coaches and players already treat me like family. The players were all calling me little brother and things like that. I am really excited about going up there in the next three weeks. This visit just made me want to get there that much sooner."

Roberson had the chance to learn more about what to expect once he enrolls as member of the Bulldog football roster.

"Justin Johnson was my host," Roberson said. "Justin and Farrod Green really showed me around and hung out with me. They told me that things change after all of this recruiting stuff is over. They told me that you better be ready to work.

"Everybody is nice to you during recruiting, but they are your coaches once you get there. Justin was telling me that Coach (Scott) Sallach really cares about his players. He said that they really push you, but they take care of you too."

It has been an eventful stretch for Roberson who will graduate from high school early and enroll at Mississippi State in January in time to take part in spring practice. The past several days have afforded Roberson a few memorable moments.

"I signed all of my paperwork, I had my in home visit with Coach Mullen and then my official visit," Roberson said. "I am just ready to go now. I will just be a couple more weeks now. C.J. (Morgan-Walker) and I were just talking about all of that. We're going to be rooming together.

"We got see our dorm and all of the facilities this weekend. That was exciting. Now we know where we're going to be when we get here."

While it was tough to pick one overall highlight from the weekend, Roberson reports that his time with his future teammates was something that made a big impression on him.

"The best part was just vibing with everybody," Roberson said. "We got to go to Coach Mullen's house for lunch and dinner and spend some time with his family and the other recruits. That was a great part of the visit.

"My parents went with me and they really had a good time too. We're all just really excited to see what the future brings."

Roberson is one of the top tight ends in the southeast and picked the Bulldogs over Florida among others. The talented tight end plans to major in animal sciences once he arrives in Starkville.


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