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Noxubee County star wide out Kymbontric Mason talks about his early options.

Mississippi State closed out their 2016 signing class with a five star from Noxubee County High School in Jeffery Simmons. The Bulldogs extended an offer to Simmons' friend and teammate wide receiver Kymbotric Mason. The talented wide out reports an early attraction for the home state Bulldogs.

Mason was one of a few dozen Bulldog hopefuls on campus for Mississippi State's most recent junior day event. The talented wide out is also one of the more recent in state prospects to pick up an offer from Coach Dan Mullen and his staff.

"I have offers right now from Mississippi State and Jackson State," Mason said. "I have been to Mississippi State for junior day and I had a good time up there. I got to see everything and meet all of the coaches. They all told me that they want me to come up there and be a part of their program. They want me to be a Bulldog."

One of the most vocal supporters of the Bulldog efforts is wide receiver coach Billy Gonzales who spent some quality time with Mason, while on campus.

"I think Coach Gonzales is one of the top coaches in the southeast," Mason said. "He has had a lot of great receivers and he knows how to coach them to be their best. I think he would be a good coach to play for if I decided to go to Mississippi State."

Mason will soon have a man on the inside in Starkville as friend and teammate Jeffrey Simmons. Simmons inked with the Bulldogs earlier this month and is expected to make an immediate impact on the Bulldog defensive line.

The rising junior wide out reports that he learned a lot about the recruiting process by watching the talented Simmons.

"The main thing he showed me was to just be humble," Mason said. "You never know who all is going to offer you and you never know what is going to happen. It's just best to take your time with everything and not rush into anything."

Fans looking for an early decision from Mason will likely be disappointed. The 6-2, 180 pounder reports that he plans to take most of his time to consider all of his options.

"I am planning to wait until after the season before I make my decision," Mason said. "I like Mississippi State and I consider both of my offers, blessings. I am just going to keep everybody even and then see what my options are after the season. 

"I think we have the chance to contend again this year and I want to be able to focus on my season and see if we can't win another state championship."

Mason recorded 809 yards and eight touchdowns on his 39 receptions as a junior at Noxubee County. Heading into the spring, Mason is certainly a name to watch as college coaches continue to make their early scholarship offers.

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