The team reported earlier this week as a unit and has spent the better part of the week preparing for a stiff challenge from their counterparts from across the state line. Aaron Odom reports that All-Star week has certainly measured up to what he was hoping for when he was first selected.
"It's been exciting being able to play with some of the best players in Mississippi," Odom said. "We have some really good players and we have been working hard to get ready for Alabama."
While the event filled week is full with activities on and off of the field, Odom reports that the better part of the week is having the chance to compete. The four star standout believes that the group of Magnolia Staters have helped each other improve as they have have prepared for battle this week.
"The best part about it all is being able to play with and against other great players," Odom said. "We have a lot of good players here on the team from all over the state."
The event also fosters new friendships for players who would likely have never met had that not been selected for the All-Star team. Odom reports that he has become fast friends with his roommate who he met for the first time on Monday.
"I am rooming with Devonte Lloyd, a defensive lineman from Meridian," Odom shared. "I didn't know anything about him until I got here. I have had the chance to get to know him and I like him. He's a good guy and a good player."
Odom has been committed to Mississippi State for the majority of the recruiting process. With signing day in sight, Odom reports that he still plans to sign with Coach Dan Mullen and his staff. Despite that claim, Odom has a pair of visits set for schools not named Mississippi State.
"I am going to take my officials in January," Odom said. "I am going to (Mississippi) State (1/13), Louisville (1/20) and Tennessee (1/6). I am still solid with State. I just want to take my visits to be sure about everything."
Before Odom makes his college selection official, there is the matter of winning the Mississippi/Alabama All-Star game. The edge setting defender reports that he believes his team has a chance to come home with a victory on Saturday.
"We just have to go out and execute the plays," Odom said. "I believe if we do that, then our talents can take over. I am looking forward to playing in the game."
As a senior, Odom had a hand in an eye popping 166 tackles and 28 sacks.The Chargers came up just sort of the 6A state playoffs, but Odom certainly did his best to help Callaway's cause.