Title Hunting for Jack DeFoor

Jack DeFoor out of Calhoun, GA., helped his team to a 3A State Championship last season and they are once again headed in that direction with a 10-0 record.

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Jack DeFoor has known nothing but winning since he started playing for Calhoun high school. During that time span they are a combined 38-2 and are on a 25-game winning streak.

"It means everything to us to get another ring here before we leave," Deform said. "We are playing some good ball right now. We are averaging over 300 yards a game rushing. We are undefeated going into the playoffs and are trying to repeat. We just want to win another title before we leave here. Our senior class has achieved a lot of great things in our stay and we want to finish it off."

The No. 64 rated offensive lineman has seen several improvements in his game from his junior to senior season.

"I've gotten a lot bigger which has enabled me to move people. I'm a lot stronger now. Last year I was playing at about 260 pounds. I'm up to 280 pounds right now, and I'm a lot stronger. I have bumped my bench up to 340 pounds and my squat to 475 pounds. I know I need to keep getting bigger and stronger, but I'm getting there."

The 6-foot-5, 280-pound lineman was blessed with great feet. He was timed at 5.23 in the 40 in the Nike Regionals this summer.

"That's why Ole Miss recruited me for offensive tackle. They like my feet. They want to bring in some faster and leaner offensive linemen. But what they like most about me is that I bring some toughness and physicality to the table. I'm real athletic. I'm not a real big sloppy guy. I can move well."

Ole Miss is looking for swing guys who can play all over the offensive line. DeFoor feels like he brings that to the table as well.

"They recruited me offensive tackle. That's the area they said they needed the most help. They want me to step up. They said I'll have a chance to fight for a spot in the rotation. They also told me I could have a role similar to Robert Conyers. I can play outside (OT) or inside (OG/OC). I'll play anywhere I can get on the field. They think I'm versatile enough to play outside or inside though."

What made Ole Miss the right fit for the '15 1st Team All-State selection for all classifications by the AJC?

Jack had his pick of the litter before he chose Ole Miss. He had offers from his home state school, Georgia Tech, as well as Auburn, Tennessee, Clemson, Michigan, Nebraska, Virginia Tech and many more.

"Ole Miss just seemed like a good situation for me. I think coaches (Hugh) Freeze and (Matt) Luke are going to be around for a while. Those two really sold me and my family on Ole Miss. I love the vision they have for their program. I think they are about to become one of the best programs in the SEC. They are definitely on the rise. I went on a few visits over there and just fell in love with their campus and Oxford. It's a special place. I'm just lucky I'll have a chance to be a part of the ride. We are going to do great things while I'm there."

The word commitment means just that for DeFoor.

"I don't take calls from any schools outside of Ole Miss. I wrote all of the schools who had recruited me a letter and thanked them for spending the time recruiting me but that I had shut down my recruitment."


Yancy Porter is the recruiting analyst for the Ole Miss Spirit and he can be reached at yporter@scout.com





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