Offensive lineman Lloyd Cushenberry reports that things are all even heading into the weekend visit to Starkville.

Mississippi State plans to bring another quality group of college football hopefuls this weekend as several out of state targets are planning to take their official visits. Louisiana standout offensive lineman Lloyd Cushenberry is expected on campus this Friday to learn more about a potential football future as a Bulldog.

"I am excited about taking the visit," Lloyd Cushenberry said. "My parents are coming with me and we're driving up there on Friday. I am just looking forward to having fun and getting to know everybody better. I think it's going to be a good visit."

The official visit will be a return trip for the 6-4, 310 pounder who took in a game day unofficial visit to see the Bulldogs close out the regular season.

"I went to see them play Ole Miss," Cushenberry said. "The atmosphere was great and the fans were amazing. I really had a good time when I went to the game. I enjoyed the cowbells and just how the crowd was so into the game."

Cushenberry has been committed to South Carolina for some time now, but as the final visits approach things are far from settled.

"I have been to Minnesota and I went to Louisiana Tech last week," Cushenberry said. "I had a nice time at Tech. It was a good visit. 

"I am going to take these last two visits and then I am going to make a final decision. I don't really have a leader right now. Everybody is even and after I take my last visits, I am going to sit down with my family and then make a decision.

"I don't think I am going to wait until signing day. I will probably do it on February 1st."

In two weeks, Cushenberry will put pen to paper and bring his lifelong dream of playing college football one step closer to a reality. That moment will also fulfill another dream that the Louisiana product has had since enrolling at Dutchtown High School.

"Down here we have the wall of fame," Cushenberry said. "It has pictures of all of the players from Dutchtown that have gone on to play in college. When I was a freshmen, I told myself that one day I wanted to be up there.

"Now I am going to have my picture on that wall and that means a lot to me. It's something I have always wanted and I can't wait to see it. I am not sure what team I am going to be playing for yet, but I know I am going to be up there on that wall."

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