Akers Narrowing the Field Soon

Cam Akers is a name that fans of high school football in the state of Mississippi have been familiar with since he first burst on to the prep scene as a freshman. Since that time several school have shown a serious level of interest including a handful of schools from the SEC that have extended scholarships. That number will be trimmed down to a list of favorites very soon.


Akers and Clinton took part in the Medicomp 7-on-7 tournament in Madison, Mississippi this past weekend. During pool play, Clinton found some success.

"In the Murrah game, we overcame adversity," Akers said. "We were down and we came back. I feel like we're building chemistry and just getting to know each other again. I am just trying to get a feel for my receivers and we're all learning where to be at the right time. We're trying develop a strong relationship on the field."

Despite lining up under center on the high school level, the rising junior is expected to be a ball carrier on the next level.

"I really want to play running back," Akers said. "If it turns out that I need to play quarterback, receiver or defensive back, then that is not a problem either. I am an athlete, so I can play whatever I need to play."

LSU recently extended an offer to Akers and as a result, the Tigers are now a serious consideration.

"My coach let me know that I had an offer from LSU," Akers said. "It's really a dream come true, because coming up LSU was my dream school. For them to offer me is truly a blessing."

This time next year, Akers will be getting really serious about his life after life as the Clinton Arrows quarterback. A solid time frame for a decision has not been set, but Akers admits that he thinks about the future a lot.

"I have camped at Alabama and Ole Miss and I will be going to Dawg Night at Georgia and Big Dawg at Mississippi State," Akers said. "In my head, I have a top five, but I am not ready to releasing it yet. The SEC would be a strong hint, though."


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