John Jerry anchors South Panola's defensive line
The following information was revealed during our interview with John Jerry:
How is your season coming along? "We just got through with a tough game against West Point. They were tough, real tough. I have a lot of respect for them. We finished the regular season at 11 - 0."
How many games have you lost during your high school career? "One, man, and we should have not have lost that game. We lost to Wayne County in the Championship game my freshman year."
What is South Panola now ranked? "USA Today has us #12, but that was before this last game."
What do your stats look like? "I have, I believe 64 tackles, 8 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, and 1 interception for a TD."
What have you most improved on? "My sacks, really. I did not have but 3 last year."
Have you played any OL this year? "I have been playing on the goal line, but that is really it."
I hear you were named captain for the playoffs; is this true? "Yes sir, that was a big honor."
Which colleges have called you in the last week? "I have been talking to Ole Miss. That is all I talked to this week. I have been missing a lot of calls because I have been going to bed early. MSU, USM, Auburn, Memphis, and USM have called too, but I did not get a chance to talk to them."
Which schools have now offered you? "Ole Miss and MSU."
Who wants you the most? "Ole Miss, definitely."
Which games have you been to this year? "I went to the Ole Miss game last weekend. I went there for like a half. I went to the first half, and then I had to bring my mom's car back. I have pretty much been to all of the Ole Miss games this year."
What do you most like about Ole Miss? "Man, I just like their overall atmosphere. It is real close to home, and I really do not want to leave my momma by herself. And besides, my brother is going to be there next year and some of my good friends are already on their team. I just like Ole Miss all around."
What is Ole Miss currently recruiting you for? "Offensive line. They want me to play right tackle."
Which schools do you want to take an official visit with? "Ole Miss, Auburn, Memphis, MSU, and USM."
Have you lined up your visits? "No sir, I will not do that until after the season is over. I just want to win another ring and then I will get to all of that stuff."
What do you like about MSU? "I really like it down there. They play my style of ball. I like to run block, and that is what they do best, run. I just need to work on my run block techniques because I have been playing defense all year."
When was the last time you spoke to Auburn? "A couple of weeks ago."
And Memphis? "I talked to them, probably 10 days ago. They want me to come in for a visit."
How are your grades coming around? "I have been doing real good. I made all "A's", "B's", and two "C's" on my report card."