I saw all the top Mississippi high school defensive linemen on tape last season. You were the most active one I saw. Have you always been so active on the field?
"Yes sir, I've been like that just about all my life. My coach told me to go, so I've never stop going. He said if you take off one play, that might be the play they score on, so I try to go full speed every play."
Have you gone against either of the two MSU signees, Lance Fremin or Donovan Davis?
"Yes sir, I went against, really, all of the offensive linemen that have signed with MSU. From my point of view, they haven't beaten me yet."
Have you guys talked about that?
"We talk about it when we are off the field. Sometime, on the field, we get a little fired up, but they haven't been able to beat me yet."
What positive things have you seen in the two offensive linemen, Lance and Donovan?
"I think they are real good players and cool people to be around. They never think negative, always thinking position. They are real good people to be around."
How would you compare Donovan to other offensive linemen that you have faced in high school?
"I could say that he probably is the best offensive tackle that I have gone against."
What makes him so good, his combination of size and quickness?
"Yes sir, that is basically it. His bigness. It is hard to get around a big guy. I'm a big guy too, so I know how hard it is to get around someone who is big."
You mentioned you are big. How big are you now?
"6-3.5 and 310."
What weight do you want to play at?
"I want to get down to 295."
What are the coaches from State telling you they want you to do to prepare for the upcoming season?
"They are calling me everyday, telling me to lift weights. I'm on top of that. They want me to come in as soon as possible, lift weights, get stronger and be ready to play my first year."
When do you plan on attending State, the second semester?
"Yes sir, the second semester."
Have they coaches said they expect you to play your first year or do they expect you to redshirt?
"They have told me that they expect me to play my first year, but that it all depends on whether I do my workouts. So far, the workouts are going good, I'm lifting weights and running. I think I will be able to come out and play my first year."
If you could describe Corey Clark, how would you describe yourself?
"I think my strengths are that I'm strong. But I don't base everything on that. My time in the forty is about 4.9, but when the coaches see me on the field, they say I'm real quick. I'm just as big as the offensive linemen, but I have the quickness to go with it. I can hit the gaps when I want to. I love contact. I love to hit. I also like to talk to my teammates. When they make a mistake, I'll go out and talk them up and get them ready for the next play. When it comes around again, they will be ready to play."
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