Since committing to Mississippi State in August, athlete Will Redmond of Memphis (Tenn.) East has gone back and forth over whether to officially visit other schools.
On Tuesday night, he said his mind was made up.
In addition to visiting the Bulldogs, he "definitely" will official to Georgia, Notre Dame, Tennessee and Vanderbilt, he said. According to Redmond, the dates have not yet been arranged.
"I just want to make sure I didn't make a mistake," Redmond said. "When I take officials to these schools, it's just to make sure."
Asked if he had informed the Mississippi State coaching staff of his plans, Redmond replied, "You're the first to know."
Mississippi State has recruited Redmond to play defensive back. So has everyone else, though Redmond said some schools have mentioned the possibility of him seeing time on offense. In 2010, he played quarterback, and put up big numbers primarily running the football.
"It doesn't matter to me what I play," Redmond said. "I'll try to make plays regardless."
On Monday, the 6-feet, 179-pound Redmond made an unofficial to Vanderbilt with teammate and best friend Brian Kimbrow, a four-star all-purpose back and Commodores commit. While in Nashville, Redmond spoke with coaches and attended a Vanderbilt basketball game.
"People were screaming at me and Brian," Redmond said. "They were screaming to me, 'Vandy is your home.' It made me feel wanted."
According to Redmond, despite his decision to visit other places, he remains committed to Mississippi State. The Bulldogs are expected to make an in-home visit with him this week.
"Mississippi State has always recruited me very hard, but in the past week I've been getting a lot of calls," Redmond said. "A lot have been from Tennessee, Vandy and Notre Dame."