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Mississippi State verbal plans January enrollment

Long time Mississippi State commitment Tommy Champion was on campus once again this past weekend. The talented offensive lineman went to work as one of the top big men on campus during Mississippi State's Big Dawg camp. The Co-Lin mauler reports that the chance to work with future position coach John Hevesy was time well spent.

"Things went good. It was another good experience," Tommy Champion said. "I have been up here so many times that I am pretty much used to everything. It was another chance to get some work in."

Champion has camped at Mississippi State multiple times, so the Mississippi junior college standout knew what to expect from the Big Dawg camp.

"I am used to coming around and used to being around Coach Hevesy," Champion said. "It is good to get up here and learn some things that will help you get better and better as the days go by."

The former Callaway High School All-Stater reports that one of the things that drew him to Mississippi State initially was the coaching style of Bulldog offensive line boss Hevesy. With close to a five year relationship with the veteran coach under his belt, Champion is eager to make the transition from Bulldog prospect to player.

"What I like most about Coach Hevesy is that he is up front," Champion said. "He doesn't sugar coat anything. He's real serious about everything and he really wants everybody to get better."

Champion is on track to enroll in Starkville in January. Before he makes his Bulldog debut, the former Scout 300 member hopes to play for a championship or two at Co-Lin this season.

"I think we would win it all," Champion said. "We have a lot of big time players and I feel like the big time players are going to make big time plays. I am excited about the season. I think it's going to be a great year for us. I am expecting to have a great season myself too. I am really working hard to do my part. I want to be a leader on the team."

When his schedule permits, Champion plans to take in as many Mississippi State games as possible. The talented sled pusher has high expectations for the Bulldogs this fall.

"I expect them to go far," Champion said. "As long as they continue to work hard and grind then they are going to keep winning like they usually do. I think it's going to be a good year."

Co-Lin will open up their season at home September 1st against Mississippi Delta Community College. Champion is one of several Mississippi State recruiting targets on the Wolfpack roster, so Bulldog fans may want to take up a rooting interest in the Co-Lin team this fall.

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