Mississippi State three-star defensive back commit Will Redmond of Memphis (Tenn.) East said Monday night he might take official visits to other schools but probably won't do so without the blessing of Bulldogs coach Dan Mullen.
"I'm thinking about [making officials]," Redmond told Rivals.com. "I want to talk to my recruiting coach and Coach Dan Mullen and see how they feel about it. If they don't want me visiting other places, I guess I won't because I've got to stay loyal. That's the school I'm committed to. I'm pretty solid, but then again I just want to be sure where I want to go. [Mississippi State] is my No. 1 school. I just want to be sure because you only get to do it once."
Redmond plans to be in Starkville this weekend.
"I think Coach Mullen will understand where I'm coming from," Redmond said. "Then again, he wants me to be loyal."
The 6-feet, 179-pound Redmond picked Mississippi State over Tennessee on Aug. 1. The Vols, however, never stopped recruiting him. Neither have a host of others, notably North Carolina, Notre Dame and Vanderbilt, which like Tennessee were strongly considered.
"I'm starting to hear a lot from North Carolina now that things have settled down there," Redmond said. "They told me at the end of the month they'll know what's going on [with the coaching staff]. Notre Dame, Tennessee, Vanderbilt - I'm still hearing from all those schools."
If he takes officials to other schools, Redmond said they would "for sure be to Notre Dame, North Carolina and Vanderbilt."
On the field, Redmond is having a solid senior season. While splitting time between strong safety and cornerback, he has recorded five interceptions in seven games. He had two picks last Friday night. Additionally, Redmond has returned one kickoff for six.