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Junior college wide out Justin McInnis took an official visit to Mississippi State over the weekend. Will the Bulldogs offer?

Dodge City Community College wide out Justin McInnis had a busy weekend. The 6-6, 200 pound receiver visited two college programs over the weekend. Both schools remain in contention as McInnis considers his options.

"I arrived at Mississippi State mid-afternoon on Friday," McInnis explained. "This was my first time visiting Mississippi State, so it was all new to me.

"Gabe Myles was my host. He was a real cool and laid back guy. I had the chance to meet all of the wide receiving corps and you can tell that everybody there is all about football. You can tell that they are really committed to school and to the game."

Over the course of the weekend McInnis had the chance to tour the Mississippi State football facilities and get a handle on what amenities the Bulldog student athletes get to enjoy.

"Mississippi State is the biggest school that I have visited," McInnis said. "From a facility standpoint, it was the best school that I have ever seen. It was cool to be able to see everything behind the scenes. Everything was great from the weight room, to the dorms and just everything. It's just an amazing place."

McInnis was the only official visitor who toured the Bulldog camps without a scholarship in hand. Discussions about a potential grant took place before the lengthy pass catcher left campus.

"They told me that if I have three years to play then there is no question about taking me," McInnis said. "I went to prep school for a year and they are checking to see if I have two or three years left before they talk about an offer. They still may offer me if I have two years to play, but they want to see what the situation is before they make any decisions."

The signing period for junior college players begins on Wednesday. McInnis hopes to know what his standing is with Mississippi State before finalizing his selection.

"I am flying home on Wednesday," McInnis said. "I am going to sit down with my family and talk about everything then. 

"I spent the day at Arkansas State yesterday, so I am going to be doing some research about them too. I want to see what all they have to offer and to see if that would be good fit.

"Southern Miss is another good option and I have enjoyed getting to know them. I am considering them for sure. I just need to see what happens in these next few days."

Before making his pick, McInnis will seek the counsel of those he feels has his best interest at heart.

"I am going to sit down with my family and talk about everything and see what's best for my future," McInnis explained. "My coach is going to be involved too. I want to get him on the phone and see what he thinks about everything too."


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