Juco Outfielder Visiting MSU
Jaron Shepherd
Publisher-Gene's Page
Posted Oct 29, 2008
Gene Swindoll


Navarro (TX) Community College outfielder Jaron Shepherd is officially visiting Mississippi State this coming weekend.

"I'm coming into Mississippi State this weekend," said Jaron Shepherd, who hit .360 last season with 12 doubles, 3 triples, 5 home runs, 31 RBI and 15 stolen bases.

He explained his interest in Mississippi State.

"(Mississippi State assistant) Coach (Lane) Burroughs saw me at the all-star game," said Jaron, who plays center field. "He said he liked what he saw from me on the field. He said I am the type guy who might be able to change the game when I step onto the field.

"I checked out the program and thought that it looked pretty nice and is a nice school. I know they have a winning program and have very nice facilities. I checked them out on the internet."

Mississippi State's not the only school that he's interested in.

"There are quite a few schools that I'm looking at," said Jaron, "but Mississippi State is the only school that I've set up an official visit with. I plan on visiting them and maybe Ole Miss. Ole Miss is waiting for me to give them the word about the official visit. Louisiana-Lafayette is talking to my coach. And my coach keeps telling me that UT (University of Texas) wants to sign me in the fall. Rice is also talking to my coach. I'm kind of waiting to see who else is interested before I use up my five visits."

Part of the reason the schools may be hesitate to pull the recruiting trigger on him is the possibility of him going pro after this coming season.

"If I sign in the fall that would be nice, but my main goal is to sign a pro contract after this next year, then go play in the minor leagues," said Jaron, a 17th round selection in the 2008 Major League Baseball draft.

We'll have another interview with Jaron after his official visit to Mississippi State this weekend.


Gene Swindoll is the publisher of the GenesPage.com website, the source for Mississippi State sports on Scout.com sports network. You can contact him by emailing swindoll@genespage.com.



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