In State Interest for Junior OL

Hollandale-Simmons offensive lineman Kent Flowers gets excited when talking about a college football future. The talented junior is already drawing interest from a pair of college football programs close to home. He is eager to learn more about the process and the schools that are interested in having him on their roster.

Kent Flowers profile

"I am hearing from some from Mississippi State and Ole Miss," said Flowers.

"I went and visited Mississippi State a little over a month ago and went to one of their games.

"They showed me around and let me see the campus.

"Ole Miss came to the school and got my phone number. He said they were just starting to recruit for next year, so they were getting to know about everybody."

Neither school has offered yet, but Kent has a good idea where his first scholarship may come from.

"I called and talked to Coach Smith at Mississippi State on the phone," said Flowers. "He told me that they want me, but they can't offer me yet. He said since I am a junior it would be against NCAA rules for them to offer me.

"He told me to stay in touch with him and that he would let me know when they can offer me a scholarship."

Staying close to home is not a major priority to the 6-5, 300 pounder, but he also sees the benefit in staying in state for college.

"It doesn't really matter to me if I stay close to home, but it would be nice for my family to be able to see me play," explained Flowers. "I want to go somewhere that I can play and get a good education.

"I want to get my degree in something to do with technology.

"I want to find a good school where I like the school and the football program. I want to play on a good team."

The next chapter in Kent's football career will be his senior season at Hollandale-Simmons. The left tackle prospect is working hard to make his final season in the Mississippi Delta a successful one.

"We struggled a little bit last year," said Flowers. "We are working out now as teammates to get stronger and get ready for next year.

"We want our senior year to be a good one."

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