"It was a great visit. Everybody had fun. I got to meet Donovan Davis, Corey Clark, Omarr Conner, Quinton McCrary and Quentin Groves. I really got to know Donovan well because Richard Burch was his host and Chris McNeil was my host and we were always together. I like him a lot. Donovan is a cool guy, real cool. I got to know Corey Clark, the D-lineman. I got to know Quinton (McCrary) real good. I got to talk to Omarr Conner."
You've lived in Starkville quite a few years. Did it appear to be different while on your official visit?
"It was fun. I'm trying to explain it. I guess when you get into that type situation it is more in-depth than how it has been. You find out a lot more about the university and what they have to offer you. It just seemed like my choice to go to State was the best decision that I could make."
Talk about your meeting with Coach Sherrill.
"I had a real good meeting with Coach Sherrill."
Even though you have been around him a lot because you dad used to work for him, was it different due to the circumstances?
"It was different because I really didn't know him in that type of situation. I just knew him as Coach Sherrill, but now he is one of my coaches. The same can be said about all the coaches that coached with my dad. They are all now my coaches instead of just my dad's friends."
Did you get to meet your position coach, Steve Campbell?
"Yes sir, I liked Coach Campbell. He is a good coach. I think he is going to do a real good job with us this year."
Thanks, Lance. I appreciate you taking the time to talk to me.
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