Was there any one thing that sold you on Mississippi State?
"I just liked the school and it's in the SEC. It also helped with the new coach coming in."
When do you expect to report to Mississippi State, the summer or the fall?
"I'm not sure yet."
Are you currently participating in any other sports in high school?
What do you think will be the biggest adjustment between high school football and college football?
"Probably a harder workout program. And learning the plays because I have heard you get a folder or binder and have to learn them on your own."
Was there any one humorous or unusual thing that happened during your recruitment?
"Well, when people said I was slow, that kind of threw me off."
What are your hobbies?
"Hanging out with the guys, with my girlfriend or working."
Who has been the most influential person in your life? If more than one, you can mention them all.
"My mom, Edwina Thornton, and my uncle, Darrell Richardson."
What colleges did you officially visit and did you turn any other visit offers down?
"I visited UAB and Mississippi State. Troy State wanted me to visit."
What colleges offered you a scholarship?
"UAB, Mississippi State, Troy State and Samford and a few other schools."
Has the internet been a source of information for you during your recruitment?
"I looked at TheInsiders.com a little bit but I didn't stay on the internet that much."
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.