Antonio is a very good student who has already made a better than qualifying ACT score. He said he is thinking about majoring in either "mechanical, civil or electrical engineering."
Antonio, who has been invited to the prestigious Nike football camp, plans on attending camps at "Mississippi State, maybe the Grambling and Jackson State camps. Mario, Jeff and I have also talked about going to the Southern Miss and Ole Miss camps."
Antonio also told me that an Ole Miss coach has come to watch he and his teammates practice this spring.
As far as what schools he is interested in, Antonio said "Mississippi State, Southern Miss and Jackson State, and probably Alabama and Georgia Tech."
ANTONIO'S SCHOOLS OF INTEREST:
Michael Smith, who is 6-foot-5 and weighs 312 pounds, plays offensive guard for Vicksburg High School in Vicksburg, Mississippi.
An All-District and All-County selection last season, Michael plans on camping at the "(May 18th) Nike Camp, Ole Miss and Mississippi State and LSU."
During last week's practices, Michael noticed that coaches from "Southern Miss, Mississippi State and Ole Miss" observed his team.
His tentative list of schools consists of "LSU, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Southern Miss, Tennessee and Texas."
MICHAEL'S SCHOOLS OF INTEREST:
Gary Duckworth is a 6-foot-3, 280-pound offensive lineman who plays for Collins High School in Collins, Mississippi.
Gary, who benches 315 pounds and squats 445, told me that he attended "Southern Miss' spring game" but did not attend any other schools' practices or spring games.
A better than average student, Gary should have no problem qualifying.
Another Nike Camp invitee, Gary hopes "to attend the Nike Camp, the Southern Miss and Ole Miss camps."
His coach told him that coaches from Ole Miss and Mississippi State plan on calling him during the spring evaluation period. So far, coaches from "Mississippi State and West Virginia" have come by his school to observe practice.
When asked what schools he likes at this time, Gary told me that he likes in-state schools "Southern Miss, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Jackson State and Alcorn State."
GARY'S SCHOOLS OF INTEREST:
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