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Sleeper tight end likes Bulldogs

Tight end Nardo Govan of Savannah (Ga.) Christian School isn't a household name, but that doesn't bother him. That's because one BCS-conference team has offered and a few others are showing interest.
"Right now, I just have a Mississippi State offer," Govan said. "I went to their [Big Dawg] camp [in July] and it went great. It was a great experience. I really liked it. I liked the campus, I liked the environment and I liked the coaches. They said they like me. I did some really impressive things there."
According to the physically impressive 6-feet-3, 225-pound Govan, the Bulldogs, who offered this spring, would like to see him in Starkville 2again.
"They're still talking to me, and I'm talking to them about coming back," Govan said. "I talked to [assistant coach for tight ends Scott Sallach] and he wants to get me back up there. He really wants me to come to one of the games and see how it is, see how rowdy it is, see the feel."
Govan considers himself a complete tight end.
"I do whatever it takes," he said. "I make good blocks for the backs to get through and in tight situations I make good catches. For my team, I do a little bit of everything. I play running back, strong safety and I play special teams."
Govan would like to make a commitment sometime during the 2010 season. While his lone offer is from the Bulldogs, he also is hearing from Cincinnati, Louisville and Vanderbilt, he said. As of today, however, Mississippi State is the team to beat.
"That's who I'm leaning to," he said. "I like them a lot."
Keith Niebuhr can be reached at kneebs01@aol.com. You can follow him on Twitter @KeithRIVALS.
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