Smith a Rising Junior Talent

Lake Cormorant High School is one of several schools in northwest Mississippi looking to produce college level talent. Junior wide out Brandon Smith has the blood lines to help his cause. Smith is the product of a marriage between a Mississippi State father and an Ole Miss mother who both ran track in the SEC. Adding to to family legacy, sister Brianna Smith is a sprinter at Mississippi State.

Looking to follow in the family footsteps, Brandon, burst on the to football scene last fall leading his team in all receiving statistical categories. With 47 grabs, 750 yards and seven touchdowns to his credit, Smith proved even as just a sophomore to be a serious prospect for the 2017 signing class.

"I have been getting some letters from Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Florida State and UCLA," Smith said. "It's all just sort of camp and combine letters right now."

Smith planned to be out and about a good bit this summer, but a hamstring injury has forced him to change some of his plans for summer camps.

"I went to Ole Miss for their camp," Smith said. "It went okay, but I was still hurt a little bit."

A planned June camp session for Mississippi State was scrapped due to Smith's lingering ailment. Looking to get healthy for his season, Smith is trying to limit his activities to team workouts and practice events.

The Gators went through a rebuilding year last fall, but Smith expect the team to be better because of it this season.

"I think we're going to be a better team this year," Smith said. "We need to get a little better on defense. I am working to get better with my route running and I just want to get healthy. I don't want to be hurt anymore.

"We had to get used to playing with each other last year. For a lot of us it was our first year to play varsity and our first year to play together. Now that we have played together before, we should be a better team this year."

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