Underclassman Running Back Attends JR Day

Cam Akers created a buzz for himself as a freshman at Clinton High School. The talented running back is already on the recruiting radar of a few schools including the home state Bulldogs of Mississippi State. Akers recently spent some time on campus in Starkville to learn more about what the Bulldogs have to offer.

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"I had a good time up there," said Akers of Mississippi State. "They showed us around and we got to see everything."

Akers was able to sit in with the running back prospects and hear what Bulldog rushing game boss Greg Knox had to say.

"He told us that he didn't really care about what all other camps we went to," said Akers. "He said he wants us to come to their camp, so he can see what we can do.

"He said that he wants to see it all for himself and that you need to come to one of their camps, so he can work with you."

Clinton High produced one college signee for 2014, Grant Harris. Harris signed on with Mississippi State and his progress has inspired the young Akers.

"When Grant was in tenth grade, he really wasn't that good, but he kept working," said Akers. "He got better every year and he just kept working and he got a scholarship to go play at Mississippi State.

"That just showed me that if you keep working hard that you can get the chance to go play somewhere good in college."

While Akers has plenty of time to collect offers, he is ready to get back on the field and show coaches on the high school and college level that he is a name to remember.

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