Redding ready for visits

Once committed to Tennessee, three-star wide receiver Keithon Redding of Decatur (Ga.) Columbia is now looking hard at two programs from the SEC western division and another from Conference USA.
"I'm visiting Marshall Jan. 13, Ole Miss Jan. 20 and Mississippi State Jan. 27," said Redding, who had 25 receptions for 442 yards and five touchdowns in 2011. "I'm open to all schools who are interested in me. I don't have a leader right now."
That said, the 6-feet-2, 198-pound Redding seemed most intrigued by Mississippi and Mississippi State.
"I'm mainly talking to Mississippi State and Ole Miss," Redding said. "I just haven't sat down and talked to them yet [in person]. I plan on doing that on my visits."
According to Redding, the Rebels are recruiting him the hardest.
"I've got a little relationship with [Rebels assistant] Chris Kiffin," Redding said. "He was recruiting me when he was at Arkansas State. And Arkansas State was my first offer. He wants to get me there. He said I can play inside or outside. He talked to me about early playing time if I come in and learn the playbook."
Thus far, Redding also likes what he is hearing from Mississippi State receivers coach Angelo Mirando, but said he doesn't know much about the program yet or what role he might have in Starkville. Because of that, he is anxious to get on campus and meet with Mirando and the rest of the staff.
"I just want to get there and talk to them," Redding said.
According to Redding, Tennessee no longer is in the picture. Redding said he stopped hearing from them after receivers coach Charlie Baggett left the program in December.
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