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Mississippi State quarterback commitment Keytaon Thompson will bring his team to north Mississippi for their spring game.

Mississippi State 2017 quarterback commitment Keytaon Thompson is in the final weeks of his junior year at Landry-Walker High School. The talented signal caller is doing his part to prepare for his senior season as the final practices of the spring session wind down.

"I have just been working out and getting ready for the spring game," Keytaon Thompson said. "We are going to be travelling to Mississippi to play Noxubee County High School for our spring game. We play up there next Saturday. I'm excited about it."

The return trip to the Magnolia State will be the second in recent weeks. Thompson spent some time scouting his future team, Mississippi State, during the Bulldogs annual Maroon and White game. Being back on campus allowed Thompson the chance to visit with his area recruiting coach and prospective position coach, Brian Johnson.

"I like Coach Johnson a lot,"Thompson said. "We have a great relationship and we're always talking about the future and he's telling me things that can help me. I am looking forward to playing for him. I always have a good time when I go up there.

"Things have been going great between me and them and I am still solid in my commitment to them."

Since pledging his college allegiance to the Bulldogs, Thompson has picked up some other options. His most recent one came from West Virginia. The one option that had Bulldog fans a little uneasy was the scholarship offer from Coach Les Miles and the home state Bayou Bengals of LSU.

The Tigers secured a commitment from St. Stanislaus (MS) quarterback Myles Brennan last week and then reeled in Louisiana standout Lowell Narcisse this week. Despite the offer from LSU, Thompson reports that he never gave a lot of serious thought about making a chance in his college destination.

"I had talked with Coach Frank (Wilson) before he left and with Coach Cam (Cameron)," Thompson said. "We had discussed a lot of different scenarios and they offered a lot of quarterbacks. I wasn't the only other quarterback they were recruiting. 

"We talked a lot about things, but I think they're going to be okay with the guys that they have and I think I'm going to be okay doing what I'm doing."

The Tigers were not the only program to test the level of Thompson's commitment to Coach Dan Mullen and his program. That said, many programs have moved on.

"It's a different experience after you commit," Thompson explained. "A lot of schools just sort of dropped off and stopped recruiting me and some other schools started recruiting me harder. I guess once you make your decision, they go look for another quarterback. Some of the other schools say that they're going to keep in touch just in case anything changes."

Thompson is working hard to get his team as deep in the Louisiana state playoffs as possible in this his final year. Once he hangs up the high school helmet for good, the four star passer will be making a quick transition from home with friends and family to college life with coaches and teammates.

"I am going to be graduating in December," Thompson said. "Once we get done with the season, I will be moving on. This time next year, I will be going through spring practice at Mississippi State. That's exciting to think about."

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