Steve Robertson - Genespage.com

Mississippi State verbal will be back on campus for the Big Dawg camp

Mississippi State will host many of their top targets for this recruiting cycle this Friday at the annual Big Dawg camp. The camp will provide players the chance work out under the supervision of the Mississippi State coaching staff on Scott Field at Davis Wade Stadium. The Friday Night Lights will also welcome several Bulldog commitments to town who will be meeting each other for the first time.

"I can't wait to get there," Landon Guidry said. "I am so excited to get back down there. I know all of the commits are supposed to be coming. I am ready to see what our class looks like. I want to see all of these guys and see how they play. I know we have a great class coming together, but I am ready to see it.

"I am excited about working with all of the coaches and just having the chance to get to know everybody better. It's going to be a lot of fun."

Guidry reports that since making his commitment to the Bulldogs that he has been able to get to know some of his future teammates better including one not too far from home.

"Kaleb Oliver is my friend. We've been friends for a while," Guidry said. "He is a great player and I am excited about playing with him. He's just a great guy and a great player. I know that we're going to have a good time together this weekend.

"After I committed, I started hearing from Austin Williams, the wide receiver. We've become pretty close too. I know him and I know Kylin Hill too. It would be good to be able to spend some time with them this weekend, while we're all down there."

Guidry reports that he is in regular contact with the Mississippi State coaching staff and that the Bulldog staffers have told him what to expect on Friday night.

"I have a great relationship with Coach (Peter) Sirmon," Guidry said. "We talk a lot and he's excited about me getting back down there. I like all of the coaches. They really make it feel like a family and they make you feel part of it.

"They've told me that Big Dawg camp is going to be a lot of fun. They said that they're won't be any testing. We're going to get out there and compete. We're supposed to do a lot of one-on-ones and then do a lot of team building stuff and do some other competitive drills and things."

Once a prospect commits, other programs either drop the player completely or ramp up their efforts. While Guidry has seen a mixed bag from the schools recruiting him, the Independence High product reports that his verbal commitment to Dan Mullen and his staff remains solid.

"I am just excited about being a Bulldog," Guidry said. "I haven't really gone to any other camps or been in touch with other schools since I committed. I just feel like it's the right place for me and I am just happy to be a part of the Bulldog family. I can't wait to get back down there this weekend. I am really looking forward to everything that they have planned.

"I am ready to get to know all of the other commits and see what we all bring to the team. It's exciting. It's going to be a great weekend."


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