ALA All-Star: Josh Hollingsworth

Josh Hollingsworth participated in the Alabama – Mississippi All Star game Saturday, and the Mississippi State commitment feels it helped him tremendously. discussed the game with Hollingsworth, and MSU's new head coach.

"The game, and the week of practice leading up to Saturday was a lot of fun. I got to meet a lot of guys from around Alabama that I didn't know," Josh Hollingsworth said from his home in Hamilton, (Ala.).

"I believe it helped me to get to practice and play with all the great athletes on the Alabama team. I had to get used to the speed when I got there. All of our wide receivers were big and fast, and I had to get the ball out faster than I was used to, but I caught on throughout the week."

Josh Hollingsworth
"I got in the game during the second half, and I enjoyed it. AJ (McCarron) had a great game, and I didn't want to disrupt his performance by getting more playing time for myself. I had rather have the win than the playing time."

"I only threw four passes after I got in the game. My first two I left high, I had one dropped, and I completed one screen pass. After that we just ran the ball and ran the clock out. Everyone got to play, so it was a fun day for all of us." asked Hollingsworth if anyone made a big impression on him during the week of practice.

"Yes," he said. "D.T. Shackelford went full speed every second of practice. He did not do anything half speed, and he did not take a play off. I was very impressed with him."

"I was also impressed with all the wide receivers there. They were all very good, and they were a lot of fun to throw the ball to." also asked Hollingsworth if he had been contacted by Mississippi State's newly hired head coach, Dan Mullen.

"No. I haven't had a chance to speak to him, but I'm looking forward to talking to him pretty soon," Hollingsworth concluded.

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