Lifelong Mississippi State fan Sherman Timbs will officially visit the Bulldogs this weekend.

Looking back on his high school career, Indianola Academy standout Sherman Timbs can hardly believe his good fortune. As one of the leaders of his high school team, Timbs made some amazing memories as a high school senior. With his college future now in the forefront of his mind, the talented Timbs is considering his options on the next level.

"We had a great season," Sherman Timbs said. "We went 14-0 and we kept our home winning streak alive. I never lost a home game in my high school career. We won the championship this year and it was just a great year. I was really happy about how everything went."

Following a tremendous campaign, Timbs was selected to take part in the All-Star game for the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools. The experience proved to be another good for for the 6-3, 270 pound defensive lineman.

"I had a great time in the All-Star game." Timbs said. "I got to meet a lot of people and I got to go against a lot of guys who are going to be going on and playing in college. It was a good experience being able to go up against the best."

This weekend, Timbs will take an official visit to Mississippi State, a program that he has followed his entire life. The Bulldogs have discussed the possibility of the Indianola product joining the ranks of the Maroon and White.

"I have always pulled for State," Timbs said. "Both of my parents went to State, so I have grown up around all of that. Having the chance to play at State would be a dream come true for me. I am looking forward to the weekend and seeing how things go."

So far, the Bulldogs have not extended a scholarship offer, but they have invited Timbs to be a part of the 105 man roster this fall when the Bulldogs begin fall practice.

"They called me back towards the end of the season and offered me a preferred walk-on spot," Timbs said. "That's still pretty much where I am at right now. I have offers from some junior colleges (Co-Lin, Mississippi Delta) and I am getting some interest from some other schools.

"Auburn, Southern Miss and Central Arkansas have been in touch with me too."

Timbs has not made a decision about his college destination and will take some time to consider all of his options first. This weekend's trip to Mississippi State could play a major factor in which route the athletic defensive end takes.

"I am going to see how things go and just talk everything over with my family,' Timbs said. "I am still trying to decide."

Mississippi State will host several prospects this weekend as Coach Dan Mullen and his staff look to add the final pieces of the 2017 signing class puzzle. The Bulldogs are expected to host official visitors next weekend as well as the march to National Signing Day winds down.

Gene's Page Top Stories