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Oak Grove defensive end holds scholarship offers from Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Southern Miss.

Mississippi State is hitting the in state recruiting trail hard this year looking for talented defensive lineman. One of the first in state prospects to pick up a scholarship offer from Coach Dan Mullen and his staff is Oak Grove defensive end Jaden Crumedy who attended the Bulldogs' first Junior Day this past Saturday.

"Things went real good," Jaden Crumedy said. "I like Mississippi State more after the everything yesterday. We got to see the dorms. the weight room and all of the facilities. I got to see a lot of the things that the players get to do and the places that they go. I enjoyed it."

The 6-4, 230 pound defensive end shares that his favorite part of the campus visit was the opportunity he had to sit down and talk football with his prospective position coach Brian Baker. 

"I really enjoyed it when we were all able to go to the position meetings like the players do," Crumedy said. "I like Coach Baker. He seems like a good coach and I think I would enjoy going to work for him. 

"One of the main things that I like about their defense is that they are not just going to sit in one defense. They are going to play a lot of fronts and they want to move you around where you can make plays to help the team. I think they are going to have a good defense."

Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Southern Miss have all extended early options to the talented edge setter. Another SEC school is high on the wish list for Crumedy, but to date an offer has not been extended.

"I really like LSU, but I haven't heard much from them so far," Crumedy said. "Right now, I am kind of liking Mississippi State too. I am going to take my time with everything though. I want to go somewhere that I have a good relationship with the coaches and that I have the chance to get some early playing time."

Crumedy reports that he has not set a time frame for a decision and that he is really just getting to know the schools that have begun showing early interest. The talented junior is eager to get back onto the field and prepare for his final season on the prep level.

"I feel like we are going to be a lot better this year than we were last year," Crumedy said. "Last year, it seemed like we were all just learning what each other could do. We have pretty much everybody coming back this year, so I am expecting us to have a good year."

In a year where defensive lineman are expected to be plentiful in the state of Mississippi, Crumedy enters his senior season as one of his home state's top pass rushers. With a trio of offers to his credit, he should easily hit double digit tenders by the end of the spring evaluation period.

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