"I had a great time on the visit. I was very, very impressed. They treated me very nice. The coaches seemed pretty cool, even the new ones. I got to hang around with the players. They seemed pretty cool and pretty confident in next season. That is one thing I like. The coaches told me that they need help at the cornerback position and they felt that I could get the job done. I was comfortable with that. All in all, I had a really good time there."
What coach is recruiting you for Mississippi State?
Who was your player host?
What was your impression of him?
"I liked him a lot. He is very excited about next season. He showed me around. He was real cool."
Did you meet your position coach, Curley Hallman?
"I liked him. It seemed like he really knew what he was talking about and what he wanted out of me, what he thought that I could bring to the team. I was really impressed with him."
Did you meet the new defensive coordinator, Ron Cooper?
"I liked him."
What other schools are you going to visit?
"I take a visit to Texas Tech this Friday (Jan. 17-19th). That's the only one right now."
What other schools are still talking to you?
"Before I left, I talked to Kansas State a few times. Arizona came to speak with me and a couple of other players. So did Temple. I talked to Nebraska a few times. UNLV talked to me."
How does State fit in your picture now?
"Man, they are looking real good. I really, really liked what they had to say and what they said that they could help me with. I was very impressed with that. Actually, they are looking real good in my eyes right now. I'm still going on my visit (to Texas Tech) because I want to keep my options open, but (State) is real close. I really liked what I saw."
When will you make your decision?
"As soon as my visits are over. If I don't get any more visits after Texas Tech, then I'm going to make a decision."
That should do it, Jabari. Thanks for talking to me.
"Alright, take it easy."
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