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Brentwood, Tennessee punter Tucker Day discusses his official visit to Mississippi State.

U.S. Army All-American punter Tucker Day spent the weekend at Mississippi State learning about his options in Starkville. The Bulldogs did their best to roll out the big Maroon carpet, which appears to have impressed Day who reports that his trip to see Coach Dan Mullen and his staff went well.

"The visit went great. We had a lot of fun," Tucker Day said. "We got to hang out with the players, we got to eat a lot of great food and we got to go to this Panic Room place there. It was fun. Starkville is a small college town, but there was a lot more to do there than I expected. I really had a good time."

Mississippi State paired Day up with senior punter Logan Cooke for the weekend. Day reports that Cooke was more than willing to share his thoughts on the Bulldog experience and why Mississippi State is a great place to spend a college career.

"I really liked Logan. He's a country kid, He plays football and baseball there now," Day said. "He told me that Mississippi State had been his team his whole life, so when they offered him a scholarship he went ahead and committed right away. He took me around and showed me everything. We went to down town Starkville last night and just had a great time. We had a lot of fun together."

Day was able to spend the weekend with good friend and fellow All-American specialist Joseph Bulovas who was also officially visiting the Bulldogs. The pair appear to have enjoyed having another weekend to prepare for the college football experience.

"Joe and I are great friends and we have fun pretty much every time we're together," Day explained. "We're both really social people, so we just enjoy hanging out. It was fun to be able to spend some time with the players this weekend. We both enjoyed it."

Food, fun and friends are always a good recipe for a solid weekend, but at the end of the day the "F" that mattered most this weekend was football. Before heading for home, Day was able to get some clarity on where he stands with the Bulldogs as it pertains to a scholarship offer.

"Coach Mullen is actually coming to my house tomorrow night to talk about everything more in depth," Day said. "Basically where it stands right now, is that it's basically a grey shirt situation. Should something happen with Logan or another player not make it, then I would get that scholarship.

"We're going to talk about it all a lot more tomorrow, but they have a plan for me. It's basically a situation where I would get placed on scholarship later on. We'll learn more about all of that tomorrow night when Coach Mullen comes for the visit."

Mississippi State has seniors Logan Cooke at punter and Westin Graves at kicker on the scholarship rolls for 2017. Both battled injuries throughout the 2016 season. Should the Bulldogs sign a kicker or punter in 2017, it would be the first time since Cooke inked a scholarship as a member of the Mississippi State 2014 signing class.


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