[Premium article] Mississippi State defensive linemen coach John Hendrick took time out of his busy schedule to talk with Gene's Page about the linemen that he will coach that Mississippi State signed this past recruiting season."> [Premium article] Mississippi State defensive linemen coach John Hendrick took time out of his busy schedule to talk with Gene's Page about the linemen that he will coach that Mississippi State signed this past recruiting season.">

Coach John Hendrick talks about his new signees

<img src="http://www.genespage.com/images/coaches/football/hendrick.jpg" align="left" width="82" height="120"> [Premium article] Mississippi State defensive linemen coach John Hendrick took time out of his busy schedule to talk with Gene's Page about the linemen that he will coach that Mississippi State signed this past recruiting season.

Coach Hendrick, talk a little about each of the recent signees that you will be coaching next season.
"I really like the new guys that we will have.

"I think that Roosevelt Tate is a very talented young man who has a lot of ability. He is a little undersized right now, and I don't know how quickly he will be ready to play. Marckell McKinley has great range and size and quickness. He is about 280 pounds right now and runs really well. Then you have Otis Riddley. I have liked him since I saw him at our camp when he was a sophomore. Otis has a great first step. He is the 300-pounder that you want to recruit.

"I'm hoping that one, maybe two of them will be able to step up and play when they are young. That would be a big plus for us."


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