Ringo Drawing in State Looks

The Jackson Public School system is beginning to produce it's fair share of college football prospects. Forest Hill defensive tackle Christian Ringo may prove to be the top defensive tackle in the state before the 2010 season is over. Ringo holds an offer from Memphis and he is getting some rather serious interest from a pair of in state schools.

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"The season is going good," said Ringo. "We lost last week, but we are recuperating. we play Pearl River Central this week. They are small, but they're tough. They are going to come to play."

The Patriots came into the season with eighteen seniors, but the rigors of fall practice took its' toil on the group and several of those players are no longer with the program.

As a result Ringo has had to be even more of a leader as one of the team's captains.

"It feels good to be a chosen one," said Christian. "We just have to keep working."

Recruiters from some schools not too far from home have shown some serious interest in Ringo.

"The University of Memphis, Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Southern Miss are all showing me interest," said Christian. "I have been to Mississippi State and Ole Miss for some games. I am going to Mississippi State this weekend."

The Tigers of Memphis have extended an offer to the talented defensive lineman. He likes how the staff there is handling his recruitment.

"I talked to them often," said Ringo. "Coach (Jay) Hopson is recruiting me. I like the fact that he keeps up with me."

Christian is not planning to offer his commitment the Tigers in the immediate future. He is looking for the chance to make an early impact and he may be able to do that at Memphis.

"I am looking for the chance to play early and just work hard," said Ringo.

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