An All-Star All-American

Deon Mix comes from a high school program that is used to producing big time players. South Panola is a regular stop for college recruiters, so Mix has been a known commodity since he began playing for the Tigers. Over the course of the last week, Mix has been honored with invitations to the U.S. Army All-American game and the Mississippi/Alabama All-Star game. The All-Star nod came just yesterday

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"I have to admit I expected it," said Mix with a chuckle. "I am not trying to sound cocky or anything, because I don't take any of these opportunities for granted.

"I appreciate every chance that I have been given to show people what I can do.

"I thank God for all of that."

Mix will be linemates with fellow Mississippi State commitments Kent Flowers and Jake Thomas, who he worked with during the summer camp sessions in Starkville.

"It's going to be great playing with them," said Mix. "I already know what to expect from them and they know what to expect from me.

"This is going to give us a chance to work together and start getting things together, so we will have an idea about what it's going to be like to be at State next year."

Mix is eager to spend the week with eight other players who have already committed to Mississippi State and with a couple of key Bulldog targets.

The three star talent reports that he is not surprised that the All-Star team has a Maroon tint to it.

"We're a talented group," said Mix of the Bulldogs' recruiting class. "We're talented on and off the field.

"You don't hear about any of us getting in trouble. We're all trying to do the right thing, so people shouldn't have to worry about where we're going to college once February 2nd gets here."

While Mix reports that his commitment to Mississippi State is unwavering, he has not been able to attend a Bulldog game in person this season.

"I haven't been able to make it out there, but I am going this week," said Mix. "I have been watching them on TV and they are doing great.

"I feel like this is the best Mississippi State team I have ever seen.

"I get excited when I think about getting up there and helping them win next year."

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