Redmond Plans Junior Day Trip

Nick Redmond has enjoyed getting to see some college campuses this spring. As part of the recruiting process, prospects have the chance to get out and get to know the college coaches that are recruiting him during each school's junior day events. Nick committed to Mississippi State a few months back and this weekend he will learn more about where he plans to spend his college future.

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"I am going to junior day at Mississippi State this weekend," said Redmond. "I haven't talked to Coach Les this week, so I am not sure what all they have planned. I usually talk to him about once a week, so I will call him some time this week. I have been real busy this week and I just haven't had the chance to call."

Nick's previous visits afforded him the opportunity to get to know the lay of the land and enjoy the gameday atmosphere in Starkville. This weekend he will get to see more behind the scenes type of attractions.

"This will be the first time I get to see the weight room and all of that," said the talented offensive lineman. "I am looking forward to all of that. I have been in the locker room on game day, so I have seen some of the facilities. This weekend I am sure I will get to see a lot more."

Redmond picked up an offer from Ole Miss after he pledged to the Bulldogs. Despite the red carpet treatment in Oxford on the Rebels' junior day, Nick stands firm in his decision.

"I get mail from everybody, but nobody else is really talking about an offer yet," said Nick. "My commitment to Mississippi Stste is really strong. No one has really shown me anything that makes me want to decommit or anything like that.

"I went to Ole Miss and they told me how bad they wanted me, but they didn't really show me anything to make me want to back off of State."

With his college destination set, Redmond is getting ready for his final high school football campaign.

This year Nick and the Running Rebels will welcome former Noxubee County High School head coach M.C. Miller as the new head man at Harrison Central.

"Nothing has really changed yet," said Redmond. "Until he gets down here and show us what type of offense and defense he is going to run not much will change. We're just working on getting in shape and getting stronger.

"We're a young team and we don't have a lot of size. The more strength we have the better it's going to be for us."

While Nick gets ready to learn more about the new system Coach Miller will bring, he has already been working at another spot on offense now that friend and teammate Wes Rea has moved on.

"They have moved me to left tackle, so I have to learn the left side and get comfortable with all of the reads on that side," said Redmond. "In a lot of ways I am relearning my role on the team."


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