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Oak Grove defensive end Jaden Crumedy recaps his recent trip to Mississippi State

Mississippi State has made a commitment to recruit their home state of Mississippi first. This recruiting cycle, the Bulldogs have paid special attention to several prospects in the Mississippi Pinebelt. One of the top Bulldog targets in the Magnolia State is Oak Grove defensive end Jaden Crumedy. Crumedy made a return trip to Starkville this past weekend.

Three-star defensive end/linebacker Jaden Crumedy was back at Mississippi State this past weekend once again. This go around, Crumedy worked out for the Bulldog coaches instead of touring the campus. The Oak Grove High School product described his performance at the Bulldogs final camp session this summer before Big Dog camp in July

“It was a good experience today at the camp. I learned a lot of new stuff, especially at the linebacker position,” Crumedy said.

Crumedy, who strictly plays defensive end for his high school at Oak Grove worked out with linebackers all day Saturday. Defensive Coordinator Todd Grantham spent a lot of time with Crumedy teaching him new things about the position, going through countless drills and perfecting his overall craft.

“I learned how linebackers are supposed to come off the ball and get to the quarterback. I also just learned a lot of little technique things I wasn’t 100 percent sure about coming into the day,” Crumedy said. “It was all new to me, because I have not played linebacker much in the past, but overall it was a good learning experience. I feel like all of the drills coach put me through are going to help me in the future.”

As far as the recruiting process, Crumedy has compiled an impressive offer list consisting of Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Memphis and Tennessee to just name a few. The long 6-foot-5 defensive end has also bonded extra close with a couple of coaches from two of those universities

“As of now, nobody is recruiting me harder than the other, but two coaches that are really showing me a lot of love right now, and that I really like are Coach (D.J) Looney from Mississippi State and Coach Gillespie from Tennessee,” Crumedy stated. “They hit me up a lot and tell me that they really want me and that I can make a difference on their teams. They always also remind me to keep my head up and continue to work hard and things will pay off.”

After a good camp performance Saturday, Crumedy is unsure of his future visit/camp plans as of now. Crumedy stated nothing is set in stone currently, because his step-father is away for work, but once he arrives back this week, they will discuss things as a family and plan the rest of their trips accordingly. 

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