Miss. standout now in Louisiana

Those familiar with Louisiana high school football may not know much about Westlake two-way standout Clavorris Sibley.<br><br>The 6-foot, 206-pound running back/free safety transferred from Ruleville Central High School in Ruleville, Miss. shortly after his junior season came to an end, and now he is looking forward to strutting his stuff in the Bayou State in 2003.

 Regardless of which side of the ball he ends up on, Sibley is more than capable of making it at a top-notch Division-I program. On offense, he rushed for 1,345 yards and 16 scores as a junior and recorded 65 tackles and six interceptions from his safety spot.

"I play them equally and I like them about the same, but I would rather play running back," Sibley told Tiger Rag. "I'm a speed running back that is full of power and that can pick up the short yards. On third and five, I won't just pick up four yards."

Mississippi State is the team to beat for Sibley's services since he grew up a Bulldog fan, but he is also hearing a lot from LSU, Texas A&M, Auburn, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Marshall.

"Just growing up in Mississippi and playing against a lot of State's players pretty much made me start liking them," said Sibley, who is a full academic qualifier with a 2.2 grade point average and a 22 on the ACT. "I also went to a lot of their football camps."

Along with Mississippi State's summer camp, Sibley said he also plans on attending one at Texas A&M and the Nike Combine at Auburn.

Since moving to Louisiana, the local community has voiced their support for the LSU program but that is nothing new to Sibley since he has been an avid Southeastern Conference football fan since he was young.

"I've heard about LSU the whole time I was in Mississippi," he said. "I know a lot about the Tigers. LSU has been having a pretty good football squad and I know they had the No. 1 recruiting class last year. I've been impressed with them."

Does that mean he will have a tough decision to choose from if the Bulldogs and Tigers both extend a scholarship offer?

"Yes sir," said Sibley.           

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