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Tennessee defensive back Landon Guidry spent some time in Starkville getting to know Mississippi State

Mississippi State's June camps are in full swing now as the third day of in person on campus evaluations are now in the books. Perhaps the top college prospect in Starkville today was Independence High School (TN) defensive back Landon Guidry. Guidry has not been shy about sharing his thoughts about possibly joining the Bulldog program. After today's camp event, Guidry was considering making a move soon.

"It went great today," Landon Guidry said. "I really appreciate the coaches giving me the chance to come and work out today. I had a great vibe with all of them and I feel like I could definitely work with them in the future."

One of the Bulldog coaches playing a large part in Mississippi State's recruitment of the Thompson's Station, Tennessee product is linebacker coach Peter Sirmon. Guidry plans to spend more time with the first year defensive coach learning more about his opportunities in Starkville. 

"After this, I am going on a full campus tour with Coach (Peter) Sirmon," Guidry said. "If things go well, then I don't see any reason to wait much longer."

Shortly after Mississippi State offered, Dan Mullen's program shot to the #1 spot on Guidry's pecking order. An unofficial visit to Starkville earlier this year, piqued Guidry's interest in the Bulldogs.

"I took a junior day trip back in February and I just fell in love with it here," Guidry said. "They hadn't offered me then, but everything just felt right from the first time I visited here. Being back here again just feels great."

While the ultimate decision will involve an agreement between both Guidry and Coach Dan Mullen, the three star corner believes some good things may be happening sooner rather than later.

"I am going to have a visit today with Coach Sirmon and Coach Mullen after lunch and we're going to discuss everything," Guidry said. "I am ready to sit down with every body and talk about things."

Guidry is not on campus alone today. His father, a native of Cutoff, Louisiana, is also in  Starkville getting to know the lay of the Bulldog land. Should a commitment take place in the coming days, it appears the Guidry family is in agreement.

"My dad loved it here at Mississippi State. He loved everything about it," Guidry said. "He really thinks this would be a great fit for me and I agree with him."

The Bulldogs are one of nearly a dozen offers that include tenders from Arkansas State, Cincinnati, Memphis, Middle Tennessee State, Southern Miss and Vanderbilt among others. Guidry has several extended family members in and around the Greenville, Mississippi area. The chance to stay close to home and be near family is an important part of his decision making process.


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