One of South's Best QBs Visits MSU

St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, quarterback Wes Carroll visited Mississippi State this past weekend. He talked about his impressions of Mississippi State.

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"I had never been to Mississippi State before, but I knew it was a college town. I thought it was a real nice atmosphere," said Wes. "And the people there are very friendly. I used to live in North Carolina and that is typically how southern people are. They are real genuine and friendly."

Although Wes' main purpose of the visit was to find out more about the MSU football program, he and his dad were also treated to other MSU sporting events due to it being Mississippi State's Super Bulldog Weekend.

"My dad and I went to the (Mississippi State/Georgia) baseball game Friday night," said Wes. "(The MSU coaches) put me with the quarterback, Mike Henig, for the Friday baseball game. And we sat with him and his parents. That was a lot of fun. We had a real good time. Then, after the spring game Saturday, we went (to a baseball game) again at 2. The crowd at the (baseball) game was insane. And they have the Left Field Lounge. That was something else."

What are his thoughts about MSU head football coach Sylvester Croom and the other coaches at MSU now that he's had a chance to talk to them face-to-face?

"I have been keeping in contact with (MSU offensive coordinator) Woody McCorvey. He's a great guy," said Wes. "That was the first time that I had talked to Coach Croom face-to-face or even on the phone. He's a very personable guy and very easy to like. He seemed very genuine and made me feel like I was welcomed. He talked to me a lot and made me feel very comfortable."

What is it about his play that led the MSU coaches to offer him a scholarship so early in the recruiting process?

"Mostly Coach Croom and Woody said I would fit their west coast style of offense well. Obviously, I'm not 6-4, 250, I'm not a huge guy," said the 6-2, 190-pounder. "But they say I have the intangibles, the leadership on the field - things that are hard to coach."

How does he feel about MSU now that he's had a chance to visit the campus as well as meet the coaches and players?

"That was my first real unofficial visit. I'm not going to say I'm going to go there, now, because I really don't have any idea where I want to go," said Wes, who has scholarship offers from Mississippi State, North Carolina State, Duke and Central Florida. "But I do know the background on them a lot better than if I hadn't taken that visit."

Look for future recruiting updates on this talented, young signal-caller from the state of Florida.

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