HAMMOND, La. — Cameron Dantzler is a Mississippi State commit, but that could very well change if two more offers roll in as he expects.
LSU and Tennessee are among five schools that have made a strong push for the 3-star receiver from St. Thomas Aquinas.
“I’m waiting [on offers], but I’ve been talking to them real heavy,” Dantzler told SEC Country. “Mississippi State is still at the top of my list, but these two teams [LSU and Tennessee] are not behind by much.”
Dantzler has already taken an unofficial visit to Baton Rouge, La., to see LSU and plans to take an official visit to Tennessee for a game this season. He also expects offers from both schools sooner rather than later.
“LSU is my hometown and my dream school, so it’s going to be hard to leave my hometown and my dream school.”
As far the Vols go, the team’s win over UGA and near-upset of Alabama certainly made an impression on Dantzler.
“Tennessee, they’re up coming and getting better and better as the year goes on,” he said.
Dantzler committed to Mississippi State in June and indicated he maintains a solid relationship with coach Dan Mullen and assistants Greg Knox, Deshea Townsend and Albert Poree.
The 6-foot-2, 170-pounder plans to return to Mississippi State for either the Nov. 14 game against Alabama or the Nov. 28 tilt against in-state rival Ole Miss. Both will be unofficial visits, as Mullen has asked the Mississippi State commits to take their official visit in the offseason.
“It feels like I’ve been there my whole life,” Dantzler said. “I’m close with almost everyone now and it just feels like home. Coach Mullen wants us all to take our officials in January during the offseason so they can spend more time with us.”
Dantzler said he and the Mississippi State coaches remain in touch very frequently, and have even motivated him to do better in the classroom and on the field from a distance.
“My relationship with Coach Mullen is great. He’s like another dad to me,” Dantzler said. “He checks up on me and makes sure I’m doing well in school and on the field, but mostly in school because he tells me grades are important so I have to stay on it. He’s a motivator also.”