Benardrick McKinney is one of the first players people notice on a football field. At nearly 6-4,…
McKinney Expects Bowl Win
Benardrick McKinney profile "Coach Smith from Mississippi State came by the school this morning," said McKinney. "It went well. He checked on my school work and all of that. "He told me he was proud of me and my coach. He said Coach Scott had done something with his life and that he was an inspiration to people." Benardick and Coach McKinley Scott were both elated over the results of this weekend's Egg Bowl, a 31-23 win for Mississippi State over rival Ole Miss. "I didn't get to watch the game, but I felt good about how it turned out," said McKinney. "I expected them to win. I have been watching them a lot especially since I committed. "I just fell in love with how their defense plays. I really like their linebackers and #4 their safety (Charles Mitchell)" Next fall, Benardrick will be part of the Egg Bowl rivalry as a freshman linebacker. "They want me to play outside linebacker," said McKinney. "Their linebackers play real good. "I like how K.J. and Chris White, #50, just hold it down. That's how I like to play." The Tunica product is excited about the Bulldogs' berth into the post-season. He is confident that Mississippi State will end the 2010 season with a 9-4 record. "I feel real good about the season. I am ready to see what bowl game they are going to go to," said Benardrick. "It won't matter who they play. If their defense plays like they have been playing, they are going to win that game too."
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