Porter put together a solid effort on Friday night against both Montgomery-Carver and host, Starkville High School. Even with some real effort plays to his credit, Porter believes he is capable of much more.
"I don't feel like I played my best, but it was alright," Porter said. "I will be ready to go this season."
Wearing #11 for the Tigers, Porter lines up at defensive end, but some believe he could drop back and play in a two point stance as a linebacker on the next level. The rising senior believes he can handle both positions if necessary.
"I feel like I am really just a hybrid," Porter said. "I feel like I can play both and I really want to play both. I can rush the passer and I can cover."
The Tigers made a return trip to the 6A state title game last season and won another Golden football. South Panola will contend again this year, but Porter believes the Tigers have some work to do before they clear out more room in the trophy case.
"I feel like we're developing slow, but we're getting there," Porter said. "We just need to get a few things together on offense. We have to get going right out of the gate and we have to finish. "
With the spring evaluation period winding down, Porter has collected a handful of options. The talented defender plans to be active this summer on the camp circuit as he figures out where he fits best.
"Mississippi State wants me too. They show a lot of love too."
Porter reports that the recruiting process is really just beginning for him and he does not plan to make a decision anytime soon.
"I am going to take my time with that," Porter said of a potential commitment. "I am probably going to wait til signing day. I want a good education and I want to go to a school that can help me go as far as I can with football and with a good education.
"I don't have any leaders right now. I am just trying to keep everybody even right now."