CoachSpeak: Buddy Singleton on his prospects

Coach Buddy Singleton led D'iberville to the state title game with names like Kevin Norwood, Jacoby Bell and Dylan Holley on his roster. The Warriors are looking to make another deep run into the post season in 2012. Singleton believes his team will be lead in the trenches by a pair of talented seniors on both sides of the ball.

"We knew Orrin Cole was going to be a good player for us ever since he came up from the 9th grade," said Singleton.

"His motor never quits running. He just has a great attitude about practice.

"You know a lot of kids don't really enjoy practicing, but they like to play. He is one who enjoys practice.

"Sometimes we have to slow him down a little bit.

"He might be a two way player for us this year because we lost most of the offensive line. We are really counting on him.

"He loves to play and he came to me last year and asked me about playing in the backfield some on short yardage.

"We put him back there and he just became a pretty good force for us.

"I just can't say enough about him. He's a good kid and a good student. He takes all of the advanced courses and everything.

"He is the type of guy who will be a doctor or a lawyer someday."

Conner Kelly may prove to be D'iberville's top offering for the 2013 signing class and Coach Singelton thinks Kelly has a very bright future in front of him.

"He is a great kid," said Singleton. "He is one of these guys that when we got him he was the fullback on the 9th grade team.

"He made the move to the offensive line and he knew he wouldn't get a lot of glory for that, but he has accepting of that.

"We knew he was going to play on the line, but we played him some at tight end.

"He is one of these guys that loves baseball too. He want to a baseball camp last summer, but I am going to get him lined up to go to Coach Campbell's offensive lineman camp (Mississippi Gulf Coast CC).

"They do a great job with that there.

"Conner makes good grades and he comes from a good family. He is going to have no problem going to college, but he wants to play football too.

"He is going to pay a lot of attention to the weights so he can get stronger and be in good shape.

"He's played baseball and defensive end for us as a sophomore, but we just feel like his future is on the offensive line."

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