Landon Guidry (© Chad Simmons / Scout)

Long time Mississippi State verbal Landon Guidry shares his thoughts on this weekend's official visit to Starkville.

Mississippi State wrapped up its' second weekend of January official visits earlier today. Safety Landon Guidry of Independence High School (TN) was one of eight honored guests this weekend. Guidry entered the weekend with high hopes and it appears that his expectations for the event were exceeded.

"I had an awesome time on the visit," Landon Guidry said. "I loved every single thing we did. Just being around all of the players and having the chance to just hang with them was great. They told us what it's like to be up there and all of the things they do.

"It's pretty cool to be able to just talk with guys who have already played in the SEC, so they can let you know what to expect. They made me feel welcome, all of them. They made us all feel like family."

Guidry was hosted during the weekend by Mississippi State freshman cornerback Cameron Dantzler. Guidry reports that the pair became fast friends.

"Cam showed me around and we had a good time together," Guidry said. "He's great and we had a lot of fun. He told me about all of the work they put in. He told me a lot of good things about student life and things like that. It was good to be on campus, so I could just sort of see how it is for myself."

In addition to spending time with his future coaches and teammates, Guidry had a chance to get to see some other facets of the Mississippi State experience that he had not seen before.

"I really liked being able to go to the dorms and just seeing what college life was all about," Guidry said. "We got to hang out and just sort of see what college life is like with everybody here and things like that. I enjoyed getting to see all of that, because that's how it really is."

Guidry was one of two Mississippi State commitments on hand during the official visit festivities. The talented defensive back reports that he spent some time talking up the Bulldogs to some of the other prospects on campus.

"I talked a little bit to some of the guys," Guidry shared. "I talked some with D.D Bowie. He's really more of quiet guy. He's an Ole Miss commit, but he is starting to look a lot more at Mississippi State. He has a cousin up there already that is one of the hostesses for the visits. I think he's going to be thinking a lot more about Mississippi State."

Before heading for home, Guidry had the chance to sit down across the desk from Dan Mullen and discuss the future of Bulldog football and where Guidry fits in to the Big Maroon picture. 

"Coach Mullen told me that he had never, ever lied to me," Guidry said. "He told me that he was going to work me harder than I thought was humanly possible and that I am going to be able to do things that I never thought I could do.

"He told me that he wants to be sure that I am a great man when I leave there and that he wants me to be the best man that I could possibly be even if football didn't work out after college. He said that he wants me to be able to get my education and be able to succeed in life and be able to take care of my family."


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