"Auburn, State, Ole Miss, LSU, West Virginia."
I know coaches can now make in-home visits. What coaches have had in-home visits with you and are setting up in-home visits?
"Coach Saban of LSU came over to the school and I talked to him. Coach Sherrill came by the house. Coach Luke from Ole Miss came by the house. Coach Pollard from Southern Miss and coach Trickett from West Virginia came by."
Have any of the schools set up any official visits?
"Coach Sherrill wants me to come in on the 17th of January. I think West Virginia wants me to come in on the 10th of January. I haven't really said I'm going to go yet. I'm going to West Virginia to see what kind of campus they have. I already know a lot about Mississippi State."
Do you have a top five of all the colleges that are recruiting you?
"My top three, probably number is Mississippi State, number two is Ole Miss and probably number three would be LSU."
Does that mean you are leaning toward State right now?
"I'm leaning toward State but I haven't made a decision as to whether I will visit there."
What schools have actually offered you a scholarship?
"Mississippi State, Ole Miss and West Virginia."
I'm sure you read in the newspaper that Mississippi State let go several assistant coaches. Does that effect your opinion of State?
"One of those coaches was (Carroll) McCray, one of my recruiting coaches. I talked to (wide receiver) coach Stump but I didn't really know anything about him. It didn't have a major impact but it kind of shocked me that coach McCray got fired."
That should do it, Joey. Thanks for talking with me.
"Oh, you are welcome."
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