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Columbus, Georgia standout offensive lineman spends some time at Mississippi State with Bulldog players and coaches

Mississippi State remains in the hunt for several talented offensive line prospects for the 2017 signing class. One of the more intriguing prospects is Columbus, Georgia standout Ye'Majesty Sanders. The Spencer High School product recently spent some time in Starkville getting to know the Bulldogs and what they have to offer.

"They invited me over here and I have an offer from them, so I thought I needed to visit," Sanders said. "I feel like this is a good school and a good program. I feel like the coaches here will work with you."

The main Bulldog coach Sanders wanted to see was offensive line boss, John Hevesy. After having the chance to observe the veteran coach in action coaching technique and the fundamentals of offensive line play, Sanders appeared to be impressed.

"He seems like a great offensive line coach," Sanders said. "I like how he is so interactive. He wants you to get his technique down. He really teaches you and I am a guy who really likes to learn. I want to get better."

The Bulldogs are one of several offers for the 6-5, 300 pounder, while many other schools are showing varying levels of interest.

"I have offers from Mississippi State, Jackonsville State, FAMU, Mercer, Georgia State, Tennessee Tech, East Carolina and a few more," Sanders said. "I have 11 in all, but that's not in order. I am still thinking about everything."

While there may not be an established pecking order of contenders, the Bulldogs of Mississippi State appear to have really helped themselves and may now be the front runner in the race to signing day.

"I am feeling good about Mississippi State." Sanders said. "I need to check it out more and stay in touch with the coaches. I need to review everything and keep learning about what all they have to offer."

As things stand now, the Bulldogs and other programs still have some work to do and plenty of time to make a solid impression. Sanders reports that he is planning to wait out the process.

"I am looking at February 3rd," Sanders said. "I am in no rush. I am looking for a program that can help me get to the next level. I want to find the best school who can help me achieve my goals on and off of the field."

Sanders is one of hundreds of college football hopefuls who have graced the campus of Mississippi State during the June one day camp sessions. The final one day event is Friday June 17th. Once that day is done, the next big day on the recruiting calendar will be the annual Big Dawg camp that will take place July 22nd.


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