Keon Humphries: The personal side

Mississippi State football signee Keon Humphries: Here are a few things you may not see in his official bio.

Keon Humphries: Profile:

  • High School: Lanier High School (Montgomery, AL)
  • Position: WR/KR
  • Height: 5-foot-10
  • Weight: 165
  • 40-Yard Dash: 4.4
  • Visits: Mississippi State, Vanderbilt and Tennessee State.
  • Offers: Mississippi State, Vanderbilt and Tennessee State.

    Was there any one thing that sold you on Mississippi State?
    "Just knowing that Coach Croom has a vision and that I could fit right in with the Mississippi State family."

    When do you expect to report to Mississippi State, the summer or the fall?
    "I'm not positive, yet."

    Are you currently participating in any other sports in high school?
    "Basketball and baseball."

    What do you think will be the biggest adjustment between high school football and college football?
    "I've heard the speed of the game."

    Was there any one humorous or unusual thing that happened during your recruitment?
    "I was one of the shortest guys in my group on my visit (to MSU) and everybody was calling me short Dog. Coach Kitchens asked how tall I was and I said 5-10. He said, 'that's alright Keon, you don't have to get mad, we still want you.' That was funny."

    What are your hobbies?
    "My hobbies are sports and video games."

    Who has been the most influential person in your life? If more than one, you can mention them all.
    "My mom, dad and my little brother (KeDarius). I'm doing everything for them so, hopefully, one day I can give back to them what they have given to me."

    What colleges did you officially visit and did you turn any other visit offers down?
    "Mississippi State, Vanderbilt and Tennessee State."

    What colleges offered you a scholarship?
    "All three of those."

    Has the internet been a source of information for you during your recruitment?
    "It was a way where I could keep up with what is going on My mom and I were able to look on the internet and look at the depth chart and the schedules."

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