"Physical" DB Hoping To Usher In More Offers

One of the top cover corners in the Magnolia State talks recruiting and his camp plans.

Meridian, Miss.--Many players go to summer football camps with the intention of moving up a team's recruiting board heading into their senior year. For cornerback Khairi Usher his visit to camp is much more important.

Getting his first offer from South Alabama recently, the 5-9, 183 Usher has already made a trip to Southern Miss and Mississippi State for a camp and this weekend will be in Auburn for a senior camp. In his mind the camp visits aren't about moving up the board, but actually making it on the board with his play.

"Recruiting is going okay," Usher says. "It's getting a little bit better. I got my first offer from South Alabama. That felt good. At least I know I have someplace to go.

"I have been to camps at Southern Miss and Mississippi State and I'm going to Auburn this weekend," Usher adds. "I feel like I would fit in at Auburn and hopefully after the camp they'll know I fit in. I'm a very physical corner. I feel like they know that, but they want to see it in person. I think I can show them what I can do."

As he prepares for his senior season, Usher says he spends much of his time working out and running when he's not participating in camps. He says he also hears from several schools and is hoping to break through with more offers down the road.

"I haven't heard as much from Auburn as I did, but I still hear from them," Usher says. "I'm also hearing from Louisiana-Monroe and Mississippi State. That's who I'm hearing from a lot right now."

Part of a strong team at Meridian including Mississippi State quarterback commitment Tyler Russell, Usher says his team should be very good in 2008 and he believes they got a good start to that during spring practice.

"The spring went good," Usher says. "We two weeks, we didn't go the full four like usual. We split it up and let the young guys go the first two and we went the second two. A lot of coaches came to see us and came to talk. We worked hard."

As Usher makes the camp rounds, he'll have a chance to not only show his skills to college coaches, but also make improvements to his game. Already a skilled defender with exceptional ball skills, he says right now he's just working to become a more complete player.

"The main thing I'm working on is making everything better than it was last year," Usher says. "I feel like everything has to be perfect. If it's not perfect, I'll fix it."

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