One of the nation's top junior college pass catchers will visit Mississippi State.

When the final horn sounds at the conclusion of Mississippi State's bowl game, the Bulldogs will close the books on the record breaking career of wide receiver Fred Ross. The Mississippi State coaches are mining the country looking for game changers to fill the big shoes soon to be vacated by Ross. One of the top Bulldog targets is Hinds wide receiver Stephen Guidry.

Stephen Guidry made a name for himself during a prep career at Livonia High School in his home state of Louisiana. The talented wideout led LHS to an undefeated season and the school's first ever state championship in football. 

After a strong freshmen season at Hinds Community College in Raymond, Mississippi, Guidry picked up an offer from the home state Tigers of LSU. More options soon followed before Guidry committed to Les Miles and his staff. 

That Purple and Gold pledge was short lived as Guidry elected to cast his lot with South Carolina in early part of the spring evaluation period. Weeks later, Guidry was back on the market once again. 

With his official visit schedule now set, the talented pass catcher has no current plans to visit Baton Rouge or Columbia. Fresh off of a visit to Arizona State, Guidry is eyeing the SEC west.

"I am going to visit Mississippi State, Alabama, Auburn and Texas A&M," Guidry said. "I am not sure of all of the dates, but those are the schools that I am going to visit."

Expected to graduate in the spring, Guidry reports that he is in no hurry to make a decision and plans to continue the recruiting process until National Signing Day.

"I am trying to keep everybody even right now," Guidry said. "I don't have a favorite school right now. I want to take my visits and then make a decision before signing day. I really want to take my time."

Having excelled at both the high school and junior college level, Guidry is looking for the offensive system and coaching staff that can keep that streak of productivity going.

"I am looking to see who all has receivers leaving and a place that I can go in and make plays next season," Guidry said. "I am looking at everybody's quarterback and seeing who all is coming back and what type of offense they should have next year."

Through eight games for the Eagles of Hinds, Guidry had 30 catches for 547 yards and five touchdowns. Hinds had a disappointing 2-7 mark on the season, but the talented Guidry proved to be a bright spot for the Eagles.

"We had an up and down season, but coming here was a good experience for me," Guidry said. "Now I am just focusing on my future."


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