Phenix City, Alabama standout Jamal Couch will take two SEC visits.

Mississippi State is expected to host Phenix City four star Jamal Couch this weekend. Couch spent some time on the Mississippi State campus this summer and fall in an effort to learn more about the Bulldogs. Florida State earned Couch's commitment early on, but the scout National 300 member elected to back off of that pledge. The Bulldogs of Starkville, MS may be in a position to benefit from that decision.

"Mississippi State has been with me from the beginning and they stuck with me even when I was committed to Florida State," Jamal Couch said. "They were one of the first schools to offer me and they just stayed with me all the way. I am taking my official visit there this weekend."

One of the drawing cards for the Bulldogs appears to be Coach Deshea Towsend who has been the area recruiter for Couch throughout the recruiting process.

"Coach Townsend is more like an older brother rather than a coach," Couch said. "He is been in the shoes that I'm in, so he understands. He's been where I am trying to get to and that's important to me. We just have a great relationship."

The Bulldogs have already explained to Couch would his role would be on the Bulldog offense should be elect to sign on with Mississippi State.

"They have been telling me that they want me to play wide receiver," Couch said. "They want to use me like they used De'Runnya Wilson. They said that I could play some outside or in the slot. They said that they like to move their receivers around to get some mismatches."

The Seminoles of FSU were the team to beat for most of the process, but the four star standout has parted ways with Coach Jimbo Fisher and his staff. It appears that a pair of SEC schools will battle it out for Couch's autograph come February 3rd.

"It's going to be Mississippi State or Kentucky," Couch said. "Right now, I would say that Mississippi State is #1. I have my visit there this weekend and then I am going to Kentucky the next weekend. After I take those visits, I will make my decision."

With Couch leaning to Mississippi State headed into his final visits, he could be part of a pretty star studded close for the Bulldogs. Mississippi State is not expected to sign a full class, but has the chance to push into the top 25 in the final scout rankings with a strong close. 

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