Blount still leading Mississippi in rushing

While East MS CC (2-4 record) has been struggling on the field, their star running back continues to be the top performer in the Magnolia state.

"I am doing pretty good," added LaGarrette Blount. "I am still leading the state with 600 rushing yards and 6 TD's."

That should come as no surprise as Blount held the rushing title for the junior college ranks in the state of Mississippi as a freshman last year. He ended the season with 1, 260 yards and 10 TD's in nine games of action.

"I had a good year last year which gave me a lot of confidence, but this year I have lost a little weight. I am down to 220 now. I am a little bit faster and the agility drills we worked on this summer helped my cutting and juking. My vision has improved a lot too."

College recruiters have taken notice of the the former Auburn signee.

"I am getting calls from FSU, Ole Miss, and West Virginia. Louisville calls every now and then, Kansas State calls a lot, and Georgia calls some but not as much as the rest of the schools."

The 4 star tailback is currently holding one written offer from Ole Miss but a few more could be on their way.

"I think FSU, Memphis, and probably Alabama are going to offer me next."

Any official visits set for the expected December graduate?

"I am taking one at FSU on November 23-25 and Ole Miss on November 30-December1."

Who else would Blount like to visit?

"I would like to go see Memphis a little bit, and I want to see Bama again. I have to get that one set up. They want me to come in pretty soon."

Does LaGarrette favor any one school?

"Right now it is Ole Miss but FSU is up there, real close."

What stands out about Ole Miss?

"They run the ball a lot, a whole lot. That plays a major role in it. I like to carry the ball a lot, like 20-25 times a game, and that is how many Ben-Jarvis is getting for them."

What about FSU?

"It is close to home. All of my family could see me play all of the time if I went there. I am from Terry (FL) which is only 30 miles down the road from FSU's campus, so that is a plus for my family."

And Alabama?

"It is a little closer to home, and they run the ball a lot. I also know a couple people who play for Alabama. I do not want to go anywhere by myself, so that's a plus for them."

What has LaGarrette interested in Memphis?

"They run the ball quite a bit, but they have a reputation for giving it to their running back a lot. They want a big back, and their last running back they had, DeAngelo Williams, is in the league now. That is where I am trying to get."

Any unofficial visits on tap?

"Not anymore, but I just got back in from Ole Miss last weekend."

How did it go?

"It went really good. It was nice. They showed me around their locker rooms. We went on the field for pregame warm ups. Their indoor facility is real/real nice, and their coaches are awesome. I think just the attention I got from their coaches stood out the most to me."

What did Blount observe during the game?

"Ben-Jarvis is a good back and all, but I feel I can go in there and start right away because him and Bruce are seniors. I figure I can come in and start right away. Their coaches were just so excited to see me. They introduced me around to all of their players. They acted like I was already a part of their team. I do not know, that made me feel good. I like it a lot at Ole Miss."

The 6' 1 /2", 220 pounder is expected to graduate in December.

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