HAMMOND, La. — Mississippi State risked losing 2016 commit Cameron Dantzler to rival SEC schools.
But after Mississippi State running backs coach and special teams coordinator Greg Knox and cornerbacks coach Deshea Townsend made the trek to Hammond, La. last Tuesday, Dantzler has reaffirmed his commitment to the Bulldogs.
“It was great,” Dantzler said. “They talked to me about everything I need for college and how it’s going to be when I get there. It meant a lot to me because we get along so well. It’s like we’ve known each other for the longest (time), and it was just really good to see them.”
In late October, Dantzler was generating interest from both LSU and Tennessee. Though he continues to hear from both schools, he remains confident in his commitment to the Bulldogs.
“It definitely made me come closer to them,” Dantzler said. “I’m still solid with State, and (it helped) the coaches showing that they really care and want me to be a part of their family there.”
LSU and Tennessee continue to make their pitch to Dantzler. As well as Oklahoma and TCU.
Despite their overtures, the 3-star athlete has yet to receive an offer from any of the four programs mentioned. However, Dantzler is confident that could change as early as this month.
“Hopefully (they’ll offer) before the end of this year,” he said. “They have all been talking to me pretty hard.”
If offered, Dantzler admitted he could possibly reconsider his commitment to Mississippi State.
“I really don’t know yet,” he said. “I’ll just have to wait and see.”
Dantzler has lined up two officials visits thus far — Oklahoma on Jan. 15 and Mississippi State on Jan. 22.
Dantzler is the No. 60 player in the state of Louisiana and the No. 94-rated athlete in the nation.