Big Dawg: Lashard Durr

Mississippi State verbal commitment Lashard Durr attended his second Big Dawg camp this past weekend. As a rising high school senior, Durr made the trip up from Harrison Central. This go around, Durr and a few teammates from Co-Lin made the trek to Starkville to workout with the Mississippi State coaching staff.

"Everything went really good today," Durr said. "I think I performed better this time than I did the last time I was here. I wasn't really ready for it last time, but I was ready this time. I knew what to expect. I feel like I did a lot better."

Durr was able to spend some time working under the instruction of Mississsippi State cornerbacks coach Deshea Townsend. It appears that experience was a very positive one.

"That was great," Durr said of his time with Townsend. "It was a great experience. I enjoyed working with him. He's telling me how to be a better player. He talked with me a lot about showing inside or outside position and the best ways to handle Cover Two and Cover One.

"I think he's a great coach. We have a good relationship and he knows how to communicate with me."

The rising Co-Lin sophomore reports that he remains firmly committed to Mississippi State and his energies are being focused on Co-Lin football and a December graduation date.

"I just need to keep my head straight and get my grades," Durr said. "I want to play hard this season for Co-Lin and then be here in December.

"We have the chance to have a great team this year at Co-Lin. We have had some scrimmages and our defense is looking great. I think we're going to be even better than we were last year."

Some pollsters have tabbed Co-Lin as the pre-season #1 over two time defending national champion East Mississippi Lions.

"We just have to keep working hard and listening to the coaches. I am excited about the year. We just have to go great ready for it now."

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