November 29, 2009

Massive JUCO DT commits to original leader

Mississippi State in control for massive Gulf Coast Community College defensive tackle James Carmon when he left the Magnolia State for his home in Baltimore this summer.

The 6-foot-7, 370-pounder entertained several other options but after unofficially visiting Starkville for the LSU game, the Bulldogs regained their leading status.

Carmon made his second trip to the MSU campus count giving the Bulldogs his commitment while on his official visit to the Egg Bowl.

"It's really all about my getting up there in January and making an impact," Carmon said. "I like everything about their school and their coaches. I feel like I can get in there and do what I do."

The four-star prospect was originally thought to be a May graduate but has since added an online class as well as a weekend class so he can enroll in January and participate in spring practice.

Carmon feels that getting to State early will help him earn the spot vacated by senior Kyle Love in the middle of the Bulldogs defensive front.

"I told Coach (Les) Koenning that I feel like I am ready for SEC football right now if they want to suit me up," Carmon said. "I told him that I would be ready for him."

Carmon chose the Bulldogs over offers from Coastal Carolina, Memphis, Ole Miss, South Florida, Southern Miss and Tennessee.



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