Mississippi Top 40

We are going to release the Preseason Top 40 for the State of Mississippi over the next forty days. Today we are going to profile the Olive Branch standout.



#40 Ranked Player in Mississippi

Name - DeMarcus Harris
School - Olive Branch
Vitals - 6' 3", 300, 5.7 (40 yard dash), 330 (bench) 500 (squat)
Date of Birth - August 25, 1990



2007 Season
- Earned the starting job for Coach Scott Samsel's club. Had the highest grade out of all of the linemen.

Why Top 40 - "Demarcus has a chance to be a solid D1 player," added Olive Branch head coach, Scott Samsel. "He was one of the better offensive linemen in Mississippi and Demarcus was only a junior. He is going to be a good one for somebody."

"I can really think of the field," added DeMarcus Harris. "My pass protection is my biggest strength, and I am not scared of nobody."

DeMarcus Harris
Colleges interested in Harris:Ole Miss, Memphis, and Mississippi State

DeMarcus' top schools: MSU, Arkansas, and Alabama

Why MSU: "It was just the feeling I got when I was over there for Jr Day.

Why Arkansas: "To me they are a good team and staff."

Why Alabama: "They are a pretty good too. I like the way they play."

Scholarship offers: None

Closest to offering:"Ole Miss. They send me the most letters and talking the most serious about offering me."

Where do the Rebels stand:"I do not have them on my list because I know too many people at Ole Miss. I want to go somewhere where nobody knows me."

Camps this summer: "I will probably go to Ole Miss and Mississippi State."

Jr Day attended: Ole Miss and MSU

Tell us something nobody else knows: "I like to listen to Ashinta, a R&B singer."

Nickname - "Holly Springs, because that is where I am from."

Best Player faced:
"Noseguard from Tupelo."

If not DeMarcus Harris, who'll be Mr. Football for 2008: Rod Woodson

Game I'm anticipating: "South Panola. I am tired of them talking all of that smack like they are better than us."

Other athletes in my family: None

Favorite college team growing up: LSU

Favorite football player:
Glenn Dorsey

Favorite Pro Team: Indianapolis Colts

Favorite Food: Chinese

Favorite Movie:
Rush Hour 3

In my CD Player: Lil' Wayne

Pre-game hype song: Lil' Wayne

Biggest Influences: Coaches, Mother, and Uncle

Biggest Fan: Uncle Jr and Mother

Biggest Fear: "Blowing my knee out"

2nd Best Sport: Baseball

Favorite Video Game: Grand Theft Auto by Play Station 3

Person I look most a like: Shaq

First thing if I sign pro contract: By my mother a house

Dream date: Mary J Blige









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