Mississippi All Star: Xavier Pegues

Xavier Pegues out of Oxford, Miss., won the Class 5A Defensive Player of the Year. The confidence he built this season has carried over to the MS/AL All-Star bowl preparations.

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"Man, I am liking it so far," commented Xavier Pegues on the MS/AL All-Star bowl preparations."It is just an honor to be here."

Pegues had a chance to go against the state's best in Tuesday's first practice.

"I learned that I guess I am pretty talented, you know. I was chosen to be in this being the 5A Defensive Player of the Year."

Which offensive player has given the Oxford native the most trouble so far?

"I would say those big tackles. They are both really good."

Pegues expands on his senior season.

"I think my year was pretty good and able to be coached and talked to go out there and perform and I did it."

Xavier is rooming with Ja'Boree Poole out of Brookhaven this week.

"We are both defensive ends so we had that natural bond."

Alabama has had Mississippi's number as of late in the All-Star classic.

"We have to take over the line of scrimmage to beat those guys. That is what it is all about, controlling the line of scrimmage."

Which colleges are heavily involved right now?

"UT Martin, Alcorn State, East Ms CC, N' East MS CC, Hinds CC, and ICC. East MS CC is coming after me the hardest. They want me to come down there and have the job as soon as I get there."

Yancy Porter is the Mississippi Scout for Scout.com and he can be reached at yporter@scout.com

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