Gene's Page caught up with Natchez (MS) High School defensive lineman Anthony Strauder Thursday night. Anthony (6-4.5, 298) talked about his commitment to Southern Miss and his upcoming official visit to Mississippi State."> Gene's Page caught up with Natchez (MS) High School defensive lineman Anthony Strauder Thursday night. Anthony (6-4.5, 298) talked about his commitment to Southern Miss and his upcoming official visit to Mississippi State.">

Anthony Strauder update

<img src="http://www.genespage.com/images/highschool/football/2004/strauderanthony.jpg" align="left" width="122" height="160"> Gene's Page caught up with Natchez (MS) High School defensive lineman Anthony Strauder Thursday night. Anthony (6-4.5, 298) talked about his commitment to Southern Miss and his upcoming official visit to Mississippi State.

Anthony Strauder interview.

Didn't you commit to Southern Miss a while back?
"Yes sir."

Are you still committed to them?
"I'm still committed."

Are you looking at other schools?
"Yeah, I'm still looking."

Is Mississippi State showing interest in you?
"I'm going to Mississippi State on the 16th (of January)."

Would you say you have opened up your recruitment?
"I think I am pretty solid with Southern Miss, but I want to give State a look by going up there and seeing what it is about. I haven't been there a lot. I like Mississippi State but I like Southern Miss a lot, too."

What other schools are you considering other than Mississippi State?
"That will probably be my last visit. Auburn and Louisiana Tech were talking to me, but I believe State will be my last visit."

Have you officially visited any other schools?
"I visited Southern Miss, Vanderbilt and Oklahoma State so far."

When did Mississippi State get involved with you again?
"They started showing interest recently. Coach Felker got in touch with me, then Coach Croom came over and had an in-home visit with me."

What were your impressions of him?
"He seemed like a pretty good man. He talked about how he was going to restore order to Mississippi State. It sounded pretty good."

Did you know much about Coach Croom before his visit?
"He told me about Green Bay. Until he had told me a lot of stuff, I didn't really know much about it."

What did he say he liked about you as a player?
"He said it looked like I was the real deal on tape and he said he was surprised how slim I was despite the weight I am carrying."

Have you talked to any of their other coaches?
"I talked to the new D-line coach, Coach Haley from Georgia Tech, yesterday."

What did you think about him?
"He seemed pretty energetic and excited. He was talking about being a part of history."


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