Something To Prove

Wayne County brings another strong team to the table this season, and one reason is because of great senior leadership. Defensive end Gary Myers has come a long way in his development, and the senior is starting to get more interest from potential colleges. He talked about the latest with

Gary Myers is the type of hybrid player that Southern Miss has been targeting in recent classes. He is fast enough to play at linebacker and drop into coverage, and yet he's still big and strong enough to put a hand in the dirt at defensive end.

Myers is off to a good start even though the first game for Wayne County didn't go as he hoped it would.

"As a team you know we took a loss the other night so we have a lot of room to improve," he said.

"For myself, I had eight tackles and I had a pretty good game on defense, but anytime you take a loss it is hard to say you had a good game. I just want our team to win."

Myers as a rush end has been hearing from several schools.

"I've been hearing from ULL, ULM, Southern Miss, and a few others," he said.

"The coaches of Southern Miss told me they would watch more film on me and come to see me play. I went to camp and they helped me with technique and gave me some tips.

"I have visited Mississippi State a couple of times and I'll be going to Southern Miss and Lafayette this fall to take in some games."

Myers said he has a few bits of technique that he wants to shore up as the season goes along.

"I have to push myself harder than I ever have before because I know I am a senior and this is it for me," he said. "I've been told I have to improve my hands and footwork. I'm getting after it working hard. I want to play at the highest level next year so I have to do what I have to do."

Myers said he favors the in-state schools, Southern Miss, Mississippi State, and Ole Miss. "I'd love to stay and play for my home state, that would be a dream come true for me," he said.

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