Five star defensive end recaps Bulldog official

Mississippi State hosted some of its' top college football targets for the 2016 signing class this weekend. Noxubee County five star defensive end Jeffery Simmons was one of a dozen official visitors in Starkville this weekend. It appears that the Bulldogs helped their standing with an event field two night stay.

"The visit went great," Jeffery Simmons said. "I really had a good time up there. I got to see a lot of people and talk about football. It was a real good time."

While the entire Mississippi State defensive line spent a lot of time with the talented Simmons, started safety Brandon Bryant had the hosting honors for the Bulldogs.

"Brandon and I have a great relationship," Simmons said. "We had a great time and he's a lot of fun to be around. We spent the whole weekend together and I was hanging out with him and Nelson Adams, A.J. (Jefferson) and the other guys on the d line. They were pretty much with us wherever we went.

"We hung out with all of the other recruits and we just had fun."

After touring the dorms, classrooms and football facilities, Simmons had the chance to sit down with the Mississippi State coaches and see what Coach Dan Mullen had to say.

"From the very beginning, Coach Mullen said that he was not going to pressure me," Simmons said. "I am glad too, because I am going to make my decision when I am ready to make it. I was glad he said that.

"He told me that he wanted me to be comfortable with my decision and that he was not going to try and pressure me into anything. Coach Mullen said that they really want me to be a Bulldog and that they believe I can come right in and make a difference.

"We were talking and he told me to take my time with everything and that they really want me up there."

The five star defensive reports that he has always held the Bulldogs in high esteem, but that the weekend may have helped the Mississippi State cause.

"I like Mississippi State and I always have," Simmons said. "I have been cool with them since the beginning. They were the first school to offer me and that meant a lot to me. I have always liked them and nothing has really changed. They are still up there. If anything I like them a little better after taking my visit up there."

A decision is not expected until after Simmons takes his remaining visits. The Noxubee County super star plans to visit Tuscaloosa next weekend and then Ole Miss the final weekend before signing day.

"I am going to make my decision on national signing day," Simmons said. "I am still not sure what I want to do and I am going to take these last two visits and then make my decision. I am still not ready and I am going to take some time to think about everything before I make my decision. It's going to be a hard decision to make."

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