Mississippi star offered by Vandy

Matthew Mauldin was selected to the MAC and The Clarion-Ledger first-team All-State teams as a junior after starring on both sides of the ball. As a junior he had 19 catches for 417 yards and five touchdowns. He also had 79 tackles with 19 tackles for loss and nine sacks. Mauldin was recently offered by Vanderbilt.

Matthew Mauldin is a big athletic lineman with a lot of potential. He tests well at combines such as the U.S. Army All-American Combine in January where he posted a 4.89 forty at 6-3.5 and 264 pounds. If his on the field production meets his physical tools, he has a chance to be a great collegian. At least one school is banking on that transformation.

"Vanderbilt has offered me a scholarship," said Mauldin. "I'm going to Mississippi State's camp at the end of the month. That's the only camp I have scheduled right now. I'm going to Vanderbilt for an unofficial visit in July to visit the school and their coaches. They're my leader right now. They have great academics, and they're the first school to offer me a scholarship."

Who else is Mauldin looking at?

"I also like Southern Miss, Mississippi State, West Virginia, and Tennessee. I like Southern Miss, because they're close to home. They're not afraid to play the big boys, and they always have a tough schedule. Mississippi State is also close to home, and I grew up a fan of them. I have some family in West Virginia, and I like the surrounding area. I like the winning tradition of Tennessee."

"I'll be looking for a great education and how I get along with the coaches."

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