"I'm 6-2, 285 and a 5.1."
Are you playing center?
"I actually play right tackle. They said they needed the quickest guys on the outside. But I'm being recruited as a center."
How are you doing, individually, so far this season?
"I feel like I have done pretty good. The only thing I'm a little discouraged about is I'm not getting the big hits and the pancake (blocks) that I like (to get) but the offense we run is more of a zone offense. Most of the blocks I get are trying to shield the guy for a couple of seconds so that he is out of the play. I've been grading out real good each game. The first game I graded 79, then a 76, an 89 and I think a 74."
What schools have called you so far?
"Memphis and (Mississippi) State have called me (since Sept. 1). During the spring, I got calls from Marshall, Auburn and Kentucky came down and watched me. Delta State came down and watched me play."
What coaches are recruiting you?
"Coach Bowler from Memphis and Coach Hallman from State."
What are you going to major in?
"I'm not really sure. I would love to do something with Chemical Engineering or maybe even medicine."
How are you doing academically?
"I think I have a 3.85 (grade poing average) and I made a 26 on my ACT."
I appreciate you taking the time to talk with me, John.
"Alright Mr. Swindoll. I appreicate you calling me."
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.