Larry Beard update

Larry Beard, a 6-foot-3, 253-pound defensive tackle from Sandy Creek HS in Tyrone, Georgia, talked to Gene's Page about his January 23rd official visit to Mississippi State.

Larry Beard Profile:

  • High School: Sandy Creek HS (Tyrone, GA)
  • Position: Defensive Tackle
  • Height: 6-foot-3
  • Weight: 253
  • 40-Yard Dash: 4.8
  • MSU Player Host: Brad Horton
  • Visits: Troy State, Georgia Southern, MSU, Louisville
  • Offers: MSU, Memphis, Louisville, Cincinnati, Troy State, Georgia Southern

    Talk about your visit to Mississippi State this weekend.
    "It went real well. They showed me a lot of education buildings, which I liked. There were several buildings that suited my major, computer engineering. I liked the facilities. The stadium was beautiful. I haven't seen lockers that good in a long time. I've been in the (Atlanta) Falcons' locker room and they didn't have any as good as that."

    Talk a little about the MSU players and coaches that you met.
    "The players were great. They seem real down to earth and real homey. Coach McCorvey is an excellent coach and seems like a great guy. He's somebody I could get to know. I didn't meet with Coach Croom too long, but it seems like he is a great guy."

    What did the Mississippi State coaches say they liked about you as a player?
    "My size and technique."

    What are some things you feel you do well?
    "I am unselfish. I don't mind others getting the tackles. I just want us to get the (win). I like my technique. I think I play pretty good technique."

    Did the previous MSU staff or the new staff get involve with your recruitment?
    "The new staff, Coach McCorvey."

    What schools have you visited other than Mississippi State?
    "I visited Troy State on the 9th and Georgia Southern on the 16th."

    Are you going to visit anyone this coming weekend?

    Have all the schools that you have visited offered scholarships?

    Have any others offered?
    "Memphis, Cincinnati and Louisville."

    Of the teams you are going to visit, do you have them in any kind of order?
    "I would say that Mississippi State is probably in the lead right now. I like their academics. It seemed fairly equal to Georgia Southern and probably a little higher than Troy State."

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