"There is no Place Like Home."

Coffeeville (MS) High School running back Lee Chambers, a Mississippi State commitment, came away even more impressed with Mississippi State after his official visit there this weekend.

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"Oh man, it was a great visit. This one has been the best one yet," said Lee, who was hosted by Derek Pegues. "First of all, I would like to say there is no place like home. Mississippi State is home."

The MSU people were the ones who made it feel like home.

"We went to a basketball game Saturday. From the time we got there there were people that already knew me," said Lee. "They said aren't you Lee Chambers ... students, older people. So many people already knew who I was."

He also enjoyed his time around the other Mississippi State commitments.

"I liked being around all the Mississippi (high school) guys ... knowing that we are all the same in Mississippi, we like to do most of the same things," noted Lee. "And Derek Pegues is from up around my area. I just had a great time. It seemed like family, like home away from home."

He was also impressed with the town of Starkville.

"There are plenty of things to do in Starkville," said Lee. "I know a lot of people were putting a lot of things in my head, talking about there wasn't anything to do in Starkville, but, man, there were plenty of things to do in Starkville."

As for the biggest surprise during the visit, it was the fact that so many people already knew who he is.

"The biggest surprise was the people actually knowing who I was already no matter where I went," said Lee. "I haven't even touched the field in a uniform yet and the people already have big expectations for me coming in as a freshman."

Although Lee still has an official visit scheduled to Miami this coming weekend, he has no doubt where he will be playing his college ball.

"It just further lets me know that Mississippi State is where I'm going to be for the next four years of my life," said Lee, who chose MSU over offers from numerous colleges.


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