Recruiting: McBride talks about his commitment

Clarksdale High School has been a stronghold for the Mississippi State Bulldogs in recent years but the current commitments of offensive lineman Marcus Cohen and cornerback Trumaine McBride to the Ole Miss Rebels are positive signs that the trend is changing. McBride, a 5-foot-10, 175-pounder, is the most recent prospect to give his pledge to Coach David Cutcliffe and he recently spoke to the <I>Ole Miss Insider</I> about his commitment.

"I committed to Ole Miss because Ole Miss is in my heart," said McBride. "I love all of the coaches and I think I can play early there."

McBride plays running back on the prep level. This season, he has accounted for the bulk of the offensive production for Clarksdale despite sitting large portions of games due to blowout wins. In a recent game, McBride scored four touchdowns after touching the football only five times. Three touchdowns came on runs of 15, 10, and 12 yards and the fourth came on a 20-yard reception. Still, McBride sees his future on the other side of the football.

"Ole Miss is projecting me at cornerback and that's where I want to play," said McBride.

Clarksdale has a 5-1 record and is ranked number one in the 4A classification. The Wildcats are open this week.


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