How did your visit to Mississippi State go this weekend?
"I liked it a lot. It was a pretty big campus and it is SEC football. Everybody treated me pretty nice and I had a nice time."
What did you think about MSU's coaches?
"Coach Croom is amazing. He is real nice. Just hearing him speak, it lets you know he is a real football coach. I believe he is going to turn the program around."
How long has Mississippi State been recruiting you?
"Mississippi State has been recruiting me since high school. When coach Jackie Sherrill was there, they were recruiting me in high school. They were very interested in me in high school when I was playing linebacker. I have only been playing tight end for a year and a half to two years. They don't have to many tight ends coming back and he believes I could one of the keys this year."
What other schools are recruiting you?
"East Carolina, the University of Indiana, UConn, Murray State, Indiana State, Alabama State...there are a ton of them."
What schools have you visited?
"I visited Alcorn (State) and I visited Mississippi State. I have three left but I don't know if I am going on them or not. I am supposed to go to East Carolina and I was supposed to try and get one to Indiana. Murray State and Alabama State have been trying to set me up one but I don't know if I am going to go. If I don't take one, then I am mostly committed to Mississippi State."
So you committed to Mississippi State this weekend?
"Somewhat. I told them I will see. I like it a lot. I am actually leaning that way pretty heavily."
Were you leaning to Mississippi State prior to the visit?
"I liked State a lot but I didn't know what it was going to be like until I got up there. Really, Coach Croom made me realize it is the SEC, big-time football. When I heard him talking I knew right then this guy is really serious. He's got winning on his mind. He made a real big impression on me. I was very impressed."
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.