"I am 310 and 6-5."
How old are you?
I didn't realize you were so young. When will you turn 18?
TheInsiders list your strength as run blocking. Is that correct?
"Yeah, but I'm a pretty good pass blocker. Recently, I was move to guard because our starting guard broke his hand. They moved me to his position and have left me there since week 2."
TheInsiders has you listed with scholarship offers from Georgia Tech, Florida State, Mississippi State and one other one team that I can't think of off the top of my head....
Have you received any other offers other than those?
"No, but I feel like I'm really close to getting offers from Auburn and Tennessee. But I haven't gotten game tape to them yet, because this is our busy part of the year."
How did Mississippi State get involved with you and when did they offer you a scholarship?
"I'm not really sure. I think they offered me through a letter in the spring. It may have been after the spring."
Did you get other offers that soon or were they the first one to offer?
"Actually, I think they were the first one to offer. Then the Florida and Florida State ones came. Then Georgia Tech's came."
Have you set up any official visits?
"I am going (to Mississippi State) January 10th. I am going to try to set something up with Georgia Tech. I talked to him about 10 minutes ago. I know I'm going up there for an unofficial when they play Florida State. I am also going to take official visits to Florida and Florida State. I'm also waiting for Auburn and Tennessee. Whoever offers out of those two, I will take a visit there to."
What do you know about Mississippi State?
"I've heard nothing but good things about the school. Coach Tidwell, one of the coaches that used to coach high school for us is coaching there right now."
I believe Mississippi State assistant coach Jim Tompkins is recruiting you. What is your impression of him?
"It is really good. He is one of the most personable coaches that I talk to, definitely. I know they aren't having a good season right now, and he is not trying to make it seem like they are. He says if I come down there I could be one of the people that possibly could turn it around for them. I appreciate his honesty."
That should do it, David. I appreciate you taking the time to talk with me.
[David is an excellent student who will easily qualify.-Gene]
Gene Swindoll is the owner of Gene's Page (http://mississippistate.theinsiders.com), the unofficial source for Mississippi State sports and Mississippi high school sports on the internet. You can contact him by email at email@example.com.