October 14, 2013
Hoyett Wrapping Up Senior Year; Ready to be in Starkville
On Saturday night, MSU didn't have a who's who of potential prospects on hand at Davis Wade Stadium to watch the Bulldogs get their third win of the season. The visitors mostly consisted of players that have already jumped on the Bulldog boat and committed for this year's signing class. One of those players was Pelham (Ala.) High School defensive tackle, Braxton Hoyett. Making his first trip to Starkville since making his verbal commitment, Hoyett had a solid time getting back up to speed on all things maroon and white.
"It went pretty good. I had a great time coming up there. The atmosphere was awesome," Hoyett said. "It's been awhile since I've gotten to talk to coach (David) Turner and coach (Geoff) Collins so just catching up with them was great because I really love talking to them."
Hoyett also got a chance to chat with a current player on the roster as he crossed paths with freshman defensive end Trent Simpson who is redshirting this season for the Bulldogs. Like Hoyett, Simpson hails from Alabama and had a lot to talk about with the talented senior lineman.
"One of his high school coaches is at my school now so we just talked about him and about high school football," Hoyett said of Simpson. "I asked him a lot about the program and practices and he had some great insight on what I should expect. There was nothing negative or anything he just told me how hard I was going to have to work to get on the field and how it will all be worth it."
Hoyett also wanted a chance to meet and talk to the players that will be joining him in February putting pen to paper and officially becoming Bulldogs. He found two of the more high-profile commits on the sideline and got to catch up.
"I talked to (4* Greenville-Weston LB) Gerri Green a little bit before the game. That guy is pretty big," Hoyett said of his future teammate. "I also got a chance to meet Jesse Jackson for the first time and he's a real cool guy. We all just talked about how we can't wait to come down next year and do some big things."
Besides the conversation he had with current and future Bulldogs, Hoyett had an opportunity to sit and watch what he will get to experience next season. While the Bulldogs didn't play the way they wanted, he liked what he saw and was pleased with the win.
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