"I really liked the campus and the academic program. I liked the fact that they graduate so many of their athletes."
Who was your player host?
"James Redmond, number 71."
What was your impression of him?
"He is a good person, a hard worker. He told me anything that I wanted to know."
Did you get to meet all of the coaches?
What were your impressions of them?
"I think Coach Sherrill made a good choice with his new coaches. They all seemed like they are wonderful people."
What were some things that impressed you about Mississippi State?
"Everybody just fit in real good, the coaches and players. Even the recruits fit right on in."
Did you get to meet your position coach, John Blake?
What were your impressions of him?
"He is a good person, very straight-forward. He let me know that I can come in and help them early. He said I would work hard."
Do you plan on visiting any other schools?
"I was but I think I'm not now. I'm satisfied with Mississippi State."
Thanks for talking to me, Avery.
"Yes sir, thank you."
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.