Air Force commitment Raymond Freeman talks about his official visit to Mississippi State and where the Bulldogs stand.

Mississippi State has made a real commitment to special teams in the 2017 signing class. With a scholarship offer out to one of the nation's top kickers' Joseph Bulovas and the nation's top punter in the fold in Tucker Day, the Bulldogs have made some advances towards one of the top deep snappers in Raymond Freeman. Freeman officially visited the Bulldogs this weekend.

"I really enjoyed the visit," Raymond Freeman said. "We just got done talking with Coach (Dan) Mullen about everything. It's been a great weekend. We were able to do a lot of great things and just really enjoy being here at Mississippi State. It's really a home town atmosphere."

Freeman and his parents arrived in Starkville on Friday to begin the three day visit to Mississippi State.

"We got to go over and meet the President of the University the first night," Freeman said. "I have never heard of a University President being part of an official visit. I was very impressed with that. I got to meet him, which was awesome and it just said a lot about Mississippi State.

"Everybody we met was just great and helpful. We were able to see the campus and see all of the facilities. It was really a great experience. The academics are really impressive."

One of the central figures in the visit weekend was senior to be Hunter Bradley who handles the snapping responsibilities for the Bulldogs. Bradley, a senior, did his best to provide some valuable insight to Freeman as he considers a future in Maroon and White.

"Hunter was my host and he shared a lot of information with me about his own journey," Freeman said. "He told me about what it's like to work with Coach (Chris) Boniol and about all of the things that they have to do with special teams.

"Hunter told me about playing in the SEC and about the work and dedication required to play at that level. I really liked him. He had a lot of valuable information."

Freeman currently holds offers from several programs including Army and Air Force. The Falcons currently hold a verbal commitment from Freeman, but that may be changing. 

"I am going to take an official visit to Air Force next weekend," Freeman shared. "I have been committed there for a while, but I am sort of leaning to Mississippi State right now. I had a great visit there and there is always the whole thing about SEC football. That's a big part of it and that's something that I have to think about.

"I am going to take my visit to Air Force and then make a final decision sometime before National Signing Day."

Mississippi State has offered Freeman a preferred walk-on opportunity with the possibility of earning a scholarship in the future. The Tate High School (FL) standout served as both a deep snapper and tight end his final two years on the prep level.


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