Mario Bobo: The personal side

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

Mario Bobo Profile:

  • High School: South Panola HS (Batesville, MS)
  • Position: Defensive Back
  • Height: 6-foot-1
  • Weight: 175
  • 40-Yard Dash: 4.48
  • Visits: Mississippi State. Turned down Tennessee and Ole Miss.
  • Offers: Mississippi State, Tennessee, Ole Miss.

    Was there any one thing that sold you on Mississippi State?
    "The main thing was the coaches and players."

    When do you expect to report to Mississippi State, the summer or the fall?
    "During the summer."

    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?
    "Working on my technique."

    Was there any one humorous or unusual thing that happened during your recruitment?
    "I learned that recruiting is like a business."

    What are your hobbies?
    "I like to play Play Station."

    Who has been the most influential person in your life? If more than one, you can mention them all.
    "Former players that have come from South Panola like Dewayne Rudd and DeShea Townsend. And the main guy that stands out is Fred Smoot who plays for the Washington Redskins."

    What colleges did you officially visit and did you turn any other visit offers down?
    "Mississippi State. I turned down visits to Tennessee and Ole Miss."

    What colleges offered you a scholarship?
    "Mississippi State, Tennessee and Ole Miss."

    Has the internet been a source of information for you during your recruitment?
    "Yes sir, I checked it a lot. I checked it to see what the players were doing and what schools they were going to."

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