Standout defensive end talks about his official visit to Mississippi State.

Mississippi State is in the market for a pass rusher to help close out their 2016 signing class. One of the candidates under consideration is Tucker High School (GA) Cecil Stallings. Stallings committed to South Carolina early in the process, but is considering other options after the coaching change in Columbia. Stallings visited Mississippi State this weekend to see where things stand between he and the Bulldogs.

"I had a great time on the visit," Cecil Stallings said. "I had a nice time. Everything was good."

Stallings was treated to some quality time with the Mississippi State family, took some guided tours and just got a feel for all things Bulldog. 

"I really liked it over there," Stallings said. "Dezz Harris was my host and he is a real good guy, all of the players were. That was really the best part of the trip, just getting to spend time with the players. They treated us all like we were family. 

"Dezz told me about what all they do there and about how hard they work. He is coming back from an injury and he told me about all of that too."

Before boarding the plane for home, Stallings had the chance to speak with some of the Mississippi State coaching staff about a potential future in Starkville. 

"I talked with Coach (David) Turner and Coach (Dan) Mullen," Stallings said. "Coach Turner said that they like me as a defensive end and that they need some defensive ends. He told me that they are going to get back in touch with me.

"He told me that they need to review my transcripts and all of that to be sure that my grades are all good and that I am going to be able to qualify.

"Coach Mullen told me that he was glad that I took the visit and that he wanted to be sure that I got all of my questions answered."

Stallings is still debating his college future and hopes to take a pair of other visits before making his final decision.

"I am working on setting up a visit to Ole Miss," Stallings said. "I am still planning to visit South Carolina too. I just have to get all of that set up. After I take these visits, then I feel like I will know where I want to go."


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