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Fresh off of a visit to SEC country Blinn star Cameron Newton says that he has plans to see 'Sooner Nation' before making a final decision about his future.

Cameron Newton, a 6-foot-6, 245-pound quarterback from Blinn College in Texas took an official visit to Mississippi State this weekend.

Newton, who originally signed and played at Florida out of high school, was hosted by defensive end Pernell McPhee. The standout quarterback reports he had a wonderful time.

"It was great," said Newton. "I was real impressed with the Starkville love from the moment I got there. They all showed me love from the coaches, to the players to the fans. That is going to be a major factor in my decision."

The visit provided the former Florida Gator the chance to reunite with his old position coach Dan Mullen who is now working as the Bulldogs' head coach.

"It was kind of weird seeing him somewhere different," said Cameron. "I mean 365 days ago he was my coach and it's like he's transformed into this mega coach now.

"Just like his house. It used to be where we would go and chill out and now he has a house that's like a mansion. It's crazy.

"As soon as you get to the stadium you see his face on the side of the stadium. It's great to see what he has going there."

One of the attractions for Newton is the depth chart at Mississippi State and his connection to Coach Mullen.

"It's no secret. Everbody knows our history," said Cameron. "They need some help at quarterback. (Chris) Relf ran the ball real well and he made some plays in the offense, but I feel like I could help in the passing game. I believe I can help the team with what I bring to the table."

Newton met with Mullen early Sunday morning before heading back to Blinn for a 2 PM practice.

"Leaving early wasn't something I was excited about, but everybody is not playing for the national championship, so I can't complain," said Cameron. "I met with Coach Mullen before I left. I feel like I let him down when I didn't commit today.

"He wanted to know where Mississippi State stood and I told him as of November 29th, 2009 Mississippi State is my number one school.

"I am going to make a decision on December 15th. I am going to Norman, Oklahoma on the 11th for an official visit. They haven't offered me, but they are talking about it. I am going to take the visit and see what happens before I decide."

The official trip to Oklahoma is the last scheduled visit, but Newton has not ruled out taking advantage of another visit or two.

"If I have time I might take another visit, but if I don't that's okay," said Newton. "There is not enough sunshine in the day to do all I want to do, so if I don't get to take any other visits that's okay."

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