Durr Helps Harrison Central to 3-0 Start

Lashard Durr wanted to get his recruitment settled before his senior season began. After a May commitment to Mississippi State, Durr has turned his full attention to Harrison Central football. The Red Rebels are now 3-0 on the young season after a huge 28-21 win over Greene County this past Friday night.

Lashard Durr profile

Durr only saw one pass thrown to his side all night. The three star corner squatted on the underneath route and blasted the receiver short of the sticks on 3rd down.

After a huge season as a junior, Durr has not been tested much during his senior campaign.

"I don't think too many teams are going to throw to my side after I made seven interceptions last year," said Durr. "I am not sure that many teams are going to try me, but I am ready for them that want to throw over there."

As a senior, Durr has shown a lot of discipline on the field.

Even when the play runs away from his side of the field, he does his part to maintain containment on the backside should a ball carrier reverse his course.

"Coach is always talking to us about that," said Durr of staying home. "I know it's important to do my job and hold my side in case they come back around.

"I am going to stay on my side and be sure not to give them any easy yards."

While Durr did not see a lot of action in the passing game, he was able to make an impact in run support.

"On that third down when they threw that pass over there, I just wanted to make play for the team and stop them from getting the first down," explained Durr. "I wasn't going to let them get the first down on my side of the field.

"It was my turn to step up and make a play for the team."

Durr committed to Mississippi State a few months back. The talented defensive back recently took in the Bulldogs' home opener against Alcorn State.

"The game went great and I was glad the won like they did," said Durr. "It was fun.

"I got to go in the locker room and meet some of the players.

"I talked with Coach (Deshea) Townsend and Coach (Les) Koenning.

"I met Aeris Williams and Chris Rayford, the other corner.

"I like both of them."

Unlike a lot of other players, Durr did not have to prove himself in camp this summer.

The Harrison Central standout did enough on tape and in the spring evaluation period to earn an offer from the Bulldogs.

"I really wanted to get that offer," said Durr of Mississippi State. "To be honest, I didn't think I would be doing all of this right now.

"When I was younger, I wasn't that good at football.

"I just kept working and I got better.

"I am excited about getting up there next year.

"I feel like they're going to have a pretty good season this year. They just need to keep working hard and getting better everyday."

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