"We can't wait to get up there."

One of the Mississippi State Bulldogs earliest commitments, Maurice Crutison, has proven to be one of the most elusive. We were able to "run down" Maurice for his reaction to his visit to Starkville.

Maurice Crutison Profile

"My host was Avery Hannibal," said Maurice. "He is a good player and a good mentor. He showed me all of the places to be on campus and things."

Crutison has already picked out a field of study.

"I was impressed with all of the talk about education," explained Crutison. "Football won't always be there, so that is important to remember. I plan on majoring in landscape architecture and construction."

One of the most impressive things to Crutison was the freshmen dorms.

"It was a good campus," said Maurice. "I really liked the dorm for the freshman, Ruby Hall."

Maurice got to meet several of the Bulldogs's commitements this weekend..

"I went up to see the LSU game and the Arkansas game, so I had met some of those guys before," said Crutison. "It was cool to meet everybody. We were all all talking about how we can't wait to get up there."

The talented Port Gibson native reports that he sees sort of a big brother relationship with the current Bulldog gridsters.

"I liked all of the players," said Maurice. "They told me about where to go on campus and who to hang around with and things like that."

Maurice got the chance to talk with the head Dawg himself before the weekend was over.

"My meeting with Coach Croom went good," said Crutison. "We talked about football, but he told me the main thing was for me to get my education. He really talked about making sure we stay focused and get our academics in high school squared away."

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