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Prep lineman is headed to the SEC

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Chatham (Va.) Hargrave Military Academy offensive tackle Justin Senior has come to a decision. The 6-foot-6, 300-pounder made his choice this morning making his selection for the SEC.
"I committed today to Mississippi State," he said. "I talked to John Hevesy. It was good, he was happy I was going there. I think we've got a great relationship and a great team."
Senior noted that the visit itself this past weekend solidified his choice.
"When I went down there, the experience was amazing and the facilities are amazing," he said. "The people down there are good people and don't seem fake at all. They seem real all the time and weren't pulling any punches. They told me when I get down there they are going to be hard on me, which I need more.
"On top of that, the facilities are amazing and everything you could possibly want as a football player is there. They really focus on the education and graduate a whole lot of players every year. They don't mess around with the education either, they are just as serious about that as football."
The coaches played a factor for Senior.
"I met Dan Mullen and he is one of the nicest people," he said. "He acts very humble and is a really nice guy. During practices on the field he's like any other coach, screaming and hollering trying to make his team better."
The plan for Senior is to enroll next month on January 9th.
"I'll be down there pretty fast, straight from Hargrave to Mississippi State."
So, what his chances of seeing the field?
"If I do well in all the camps and learn the offense, I'll have a chance to be able to play my freshman year," he said. "But, because of my age, I could redshirt and that won't be a big deal either."
The last thing of note, Mississippi State is looking hard at Markeith Minnick. Is it fair to say Senior is going to recruit him?
"Markeith is one of my best friends at Hargrave, it is possible."
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