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Mississippi State adds their first commitment of the 2016 camp sessions

"Just committed!!" was the message from Thompson's Station, Tennessee product Landon Guidry. While the news may have been a bit of formality considering Guidry has been leaning to Mississippi State since the Bulldogs extended an offer. With a solid camp showing in the morning, Guidry's college decision came in the afternoon. The talented safety is now a Bulldog.

"After the tour and all of that, Coach (Peter) Sirmon took me and my dad in his office," Landon Guidry said. "He answered a ton of questions and just told me and my dad about everything. Once we were done talking with him, Coach (Dan) Mullen was ready to visit with us."

During that in office conversation with the Head Dawg, Guidry elected to make his verbal commitment to the Mississippi State Bulldogs.

"Coach Mullen was really excited, like always," Guidry said. "He got up and gave me a big hug and a big smile and told me he was glad that I was a part of the Bulldog family. It was great and it just feels so good to have this decision made. Me and my dad are just leaving the store now. I am all decked out in Maroon and White now. I'm happy about being a Bulldog."

A prospect with Mississippi roots, Guidry did not want his recruitment to drag on and become a distraction during his senior year. Once the Bulldogs offered, it was simply a matter of time before the talented defensive back made the call.

"I really just wanted to get all of this out of the way," Guidry explained. "Now I know where I am going and I can just focus on my team and my season this year. I don't have to worry about recruiting or trying to figure things out. I am just so happy to be a part of the Bulldog family."

Guidry chose the Bulldogs over offers from Arkansas State. Cincinnati, Memphis, Middle Tennessee State, Southern Miss, Toledo and Vanderbilt among others. While playing most corner on the high school level, the personable Guidry is open to a position change.

"They told me that I could play whatever I wanted, but they think that I fit best at safety," Guidry said. "You never know what is going to happen. Once I get up there and learn the system, you don't know what is going to happen with the depth chart. I am fine with playing safety. I just want to help the team, so I will play wherever the team needs me."

With a shopping spree for Bulldog gear and designs on a cowbell now part of the Starkville trip, Guidry reports that he and his father have had a day that neither will ever forget.

"I am not sure that my dad could ever be prouder of me," Guidry said. "He always told me that I could go wherever I wanted and that it was going to be my decision. After taking these trips, my family just couldn't be happier. We're all excited to be a part of the Bulldog family now."

Guidry's commitment is the 15th for Coach Dan Mullen and his staff's 2017 signing class and the first from Tennessee for this recruiting cycle. The talented Guidry plans to return to Starkville next month to take part in Mississippi State's annual Big Dawg Camp.


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