Clarksdale (MS) HS DB Trumaine McBride Update

[Premium article] Gene's Page talked to Clarksdale (MS) HS defensive back Trumaine McBride about his official visit to Mississippi State this past weekend.

Trumaine, I'm calling to find out how your visit to Mississippi State went this past weekend.
"I had a really good time when I went down there. At first, I really didn't know what to expect, but I had a really good time with the players."

Did you have a better time that you expected you would?
"Yes sir."

What were some of the things that stood out about State that you didn't know about before?
"The coaches. I didn't really know what the coaches would be like. And I was really impressed with the coaching staff."

What was your player host?
"Darren Williams."

You mention the coaches. Had you met the new MSU defensive coordinator, Ron Cooper?
"Yes sir, he came over to my house about a week earlier."

What do you think about him? Do you like him?
"Yeah, yeah, I love him."

Really? What was it about him that so impressed you?
"I think he is a very honest person. He and I went over his (defensive) schemes. I liked his schemes."

State's recruiting you as a cornerback, aren't they?
"Yes sir."

Are they recruiting you for offense as well or only conerback?
"Just corner."

Is that what you want to play in college?
"Yes sir."

What is the situation with the schools that you are considering?
"Right now, it is between Ole Miss and Mississippi State."

I appreciate it, Trumaine.

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