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Mississippi State verbal has solid showing in Starkville

Scout.com four star Aaron Odom elected to end his recruitment earlier this year by pledging his college allegiance to Mississippi State. The home state Bulldogs have made quite the effort to keep the top talents in the Magnolia State home for their college careers. Coach Dan Mullen and his staff hosted many of Mississippi's best and brightest last Friday Night for the annual Big Dawg camp.

Aaron Odom reports that his camping experience in Starkville, his second of the summer, providing him the chance to sharpen his skills and get to know his future coaches on a more personal level.

"I feel like it was a success," Odom said. "I enjoyed my time with all of the coaches and I tried to get some other people to commit. I enjoyed my time here. It was a lot of fun and I enjoyed getting to see everybody and meet some new people."

Odom was a little coy about which Bulldog targets he offered an encouraging word too, but the four star admitted that he did his part to aid in the efforts to land offensive tackle Cordavien Suggs, a Jackson, Mississippi native.

"I talked to a few people," Odom said with a grin. "I was trying to get Cordavien Suggs to commit and he did. There were a few others one too, but I am still working on them. I talked to C.J. Avery and Willie Gay. We'll just have to see what the future holds with them."

While many of his peers are still sorting through their college options, Odom reports that he is secure in his decision to attend Mississippi State. Standing firm in his commitment, Odom is ready to turn his attention towards his upcoming senior season at Callaway.

The Chargers return a solid nucleus of players that are determined to get into the post season this fall.

"We have had time this summer to get to know each other better," Odom shared. "I feel like the free time we spend together just helps us come together better as a team. I think we are going to be pretty good this year. I feel like we're going to be under the radar a little bit and we're ready to come out firing."

Last season, Odom had a breakout campaign that ended with his name near the top of all statistical lists. The talented defensive lineman had a hand in 124 tackles, 32 quarterback hurries and 18 sacks. Projected a defensive end in Mississippi State's 3-4 alignment, Odom hopes to build on last seasons success and roll in to Starkville with some real momentum as a college freshman in 2017.


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