December 12, 2011

Beard sees an opportunity at MSU

Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College three-star offensive guard Mark Beard attended Mississippi State's final regular season game against Ole Miss in the Egg Bowl.

Two weeks later he returned to Starkville for his official visit to get an even better understanding for the Bulldogs.

"I got to go to bowl practice and met the president (Dr. Mark Keenum)," Beard said. "I spent a lot of time around Coach (Dan) Mullen. He loves Mississippi State. I got to see the weight room and saw their new facility getting made."

Beard, who was hosted by rising senior guard Tobias Smith, was able to watch MSU practice over the weekend as they began preparations for Wake Forest in the Music City Bowl on Dec. 30.

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