Kazmi Antoine Talks Big Dawg Camp

Belle Chasse (LA) High School class of 2016 linebacker Kazmi Antoine talks about the Mississippi State Big Dawg Camp.

  • Name: Kazmi Antoine
  • Classification: 2016
  • High School: Belle Chasse (LA) High School
  • Position: Linebacker
  • HT: , WT: 5-foot-10, 177
  • Scout.com Ranking: NR
  • Schools of Interest: Louisiana, Louisiana Tech, LSU, Mississippi State, Tulane

  • Antoine was just one of ten class of 2016 players who participated in the MSU Big Dawg Camp. As you would expect, going against so many upperclassmen was a learning experience for him.

    "It was good; a nice experience going against upperclassmen but I'm still learning," said Antoine. "I could have done better but I'm just (going into my) sophomore (year)."

    One of the biggest challenges was going one-on-one against the upperclassmen running backs and tight ends.

    "The one-on-one is basically man (defense)," said Antoine. "What I learned from that is (that I need to do a better job of) reading off of the running backs. I did a bad job of that in the one-on-ones ."

    Although just a sophomore, he's already receiving recruiting attention, not just from Mississippi State but several schools in his home state of Louisiana.

    "Tulane, Louisiana Tech and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (all invited me to camps)," said Antoine.

    Unlike most prospects, Antoine has an advantage when it comes to recruiting because his older brother is Quadry Antoine, a redshirt freshman safety at Mississippi State. Quadry has given him some advice about how to handle the recruiting process.

    "He is telling me to be patient with the coaches, be courtesy, and be honest with the coaches," said Antoine.

    As a freshman starter for Belle Chasse High School, Antoine recorded 33 tackles.

    Check out video of him on YouTube.

    Gene Swindoll is the publisher of the GenesPage.com website, the source for Mississippi State sports on Scout.com sports network. You can contact him by emailing swindoll@genespage.com.

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