After recording 80+ tackles and 3 sacks his junior season, at least one Mississippi college has taken notice of this speedy (4.6 forty) linebacker.
"I've received a letter from Mississippi State," said Blake, Brandon High School's Most Valuable Defensive Lineman selection this past season.
Although, as Blake said, "I go to (Mississippi) State's (football) games all the time," he still has an open mind about his college choices. "I also like Southern (Miss). I went to Ole Miss for the first time (this past year) and liked it up there, too."
With spring practice out of the way, next up for Blake is off-season workouts, then the college football camps.
"I haven't really thought about (summer football camps)," said Blake, a solid student in the classroom. "I've talked to my coach about it a little bit and he said we'll see."
Look for the recruiting heat to pick up on this youngster, one of just 6 juniors who made the MAC 5A All-State team this past season.
Gene Swindoll is the owner of Gene's Page (http://mississippistate.theinsiders.com), the unofficial source for Mississippi State sports and Mississippi high school sports on the internet. You can contact him by email at email@example.com.