Class of 2015 LB Derrick Graham Update

Hardee (FL) High School class of 2015 linebacker Derrick Graham talks about his camp experience at Mississippi State.

  • Name: Derrick Graham
  • Classification: 2015
  • High School: Hardee (Wauchula , FL) High School
  • Position: Linebacker
  • HT: WT: 6-foot-3.5, 220
  • Ranking: NR
  • Schools of Interest: Offers - Arkansas, Florida, FIU, FAU, Marshall, Mississippi State, SMU, South Alabama, South Florida

  • "I learned a lot at the camp," said Graham. "(MSU linebacker) Coach (Geoff) Collins had us going at a fast pace. I loved it a lot. It was a good learning experience."

    A first-time visitor to Mississippi State, he came away impressed with what he saw and learned about the football program.

    "This was my first time to come to Mississippi State," said Graham. "The facilities are amazing. I was speechless. And the coaches are great. I loved the coaches."

    Graham is being heavily recruited by numerous schools in the south.

    "I have offers from Mississippi State, Arkansas, Marshall, SMU, FIU, FAU, South Florida," said Graham, who also picked up an offer from Florida a few days after the Mississippi State camp. "I feel like I am blessed to have all of those offers."

    When he makes his college choice he's looking for several things.

    "I want to get an overview of everything, see how everything works at each of the schools," said Graham. "I want to feel the vibe of the coaches. And a big thing for me is for it to feel like a family with the coaches and players. Also, the support they receive such as academically."

    Keep it on and as we continue to follow the recruitment of this very talented member of the class of 2015.

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