What were some of the things you liked about Mississippi State on your visit there this weekend?
"I liked everything. There was nothing that I didn't like."
Had you met Coach Croom prior to this weekend?
"I had talked to him once before."
What were your impressions of him after talking to him this weekend?
"Everything he was saying was real powerful and he was saying it with confidence. He is ready to take this opportunity and turn it into something good."
With his pro team, Green Bay, still in the NFL playoffs, are you going to watch the Green Bay/Philadelphia game today?
"Yeah, I'm going to watch it."
Did you get to talk to any of the other coaches?
"Not really, although I talked to them a little. I talked to the strength coach."
What did you think about him and the program he is going to install?
"It sounded good the way he was talking. When he was at LSU, everything he did worked. When he went to West Virginia, it worked. Both schools went to bowl games. I just think the plan he has is going to work."
Who was your player host?
"(Redshirt freshman wide receiver) Joey Sanders."
What were your impressions of him?
"He was just like me. He was ready to play."
What did the MSU players that you met say about the MSU program?
"They think that Coach Croom can turn things around. They are going to do the things they need to do to turn it around. It was just exciting, really."
Now that you have officially visited Mississippi State, where do they fit on your list of schools you are interested in?
"They are number one right now. They are on the top of the list right now."
What schools do you still have visits scheduled with?
"Memphis, West Virginia and Oklahoma State."
Gene Swindoll is the owner of Gene's Page (http://mississippistate.theinsiders.com), the unofficial source for Mississippi State sports and Mississippi high school sports on the internet. You can contact him by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.