Bucking the Trend?

The Chargers of Callaway have produced several college level football prospects over the course of the last few years. This fall, four CHS alums will take the field for SEC programs. The next Callaway big man, Tommy Champion, already has the chance to follow in the footsteps of the prospects that have come before him.

Tommy Champion profile

When asked what the secret was to Callaway's recent success with producing major college football prospects on the offensive line, Champion's answer was simple.

"Hardwork is the secret and that's really no secret," said Champion. "We work real hard and our coach is always pushing us to get better."

Champion has also benefited from seeing several of his position mates go on to the next level.

Following their lead has not been a difficult undertaking for the talented three star.

"Seeing those guys go on to play in college, just shows me that I can do it too," said Champion. "I know that hard work pays off, because I have seen it happen for them."

Champion claims early offers from Alabama, Alcorn State, Louisiana, Mississippi State and Ole Miss among others.

Ole Miss has sort of had the run of things the past few years at Callaway, but things may be changing.

"Mississippi State is the school that I have liked my entire life," said Champion. "I am not ready to make any decisions or anything like that, but I have always liked Mississippi State.

"I like their facilities and I like the academics.

"I just think that would be a good place to go."

While Champion is not ready to commit to playing on Saturdays for the Bulldogs just yet, he plans to be in Starkville this weekend.

"We are supposed to have everything worked out where we can go to junior day on Saturday. "I am ready to get over there and see what they want to show me and see what all they have to say."


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