July 18, 2007

State on the verge of adding punter

Columbus (Miss.) Heritage Academy punter Baker Swedenburg has had a lifelong dream of playing football at nearby Mississippi State, and after a solid showing at their camp over the weekend, he came one step closer to realizing that dream. After showing his skills, State responded with an offer, now all that is left is the acceptance of that offer. What is the hold up?

"I'll be honest, I grew up a State fan, so it is kind of a dream come true in a nutshell," he said. "I went to their camp Saturday and I did some of their punting drills and after that coach Croom and coach Stringer, they talked to me and they told me that they would probably offer me. Then today (Tuesday) I got the offer in the mail.

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