#26 Ranked Player in Mississippi
Name: Richard Freelon
City: Bruce, MS
Vitals: 5' 10", 197, 4.5
Date of Birth: October 5, 1989
Projected Position: RB
2007 Football Season: Rushed for 2, 533 yards and 33 TD's. Named Region 2-5A MVP.
Top 40 in Football: "I try to get my full potential out of me.
I try hard at everything I do."
Colleges interested in Freelon: USM, Alcorn State, LSU, Ole Miss, MSU, Alabama, Arkansas, Michigan
Scouts at Spring practice: MSU and USM
Received phone calls from: Ole Miss and USM
Scholarship offers: Alcorn State
Closest to offering: USM
Richard's top school: Alabama, USM, MSU, and Ole Miss
Alabama: "I went to their Jr Day, and I really liked how they talked about their education and practice facilities."
USM: "I went over there last summer and this Spring. Most colleges talk about education but USM means it. They have a plan to get you your degree. I talk to their coaches a lot. They seem OK. They really like to run the ball too."
MSU: "I just like their facilities. I have been going over there for camps for a long time. I just like going up there. I just love their facilities."
Ole Miss: "They are still in the picture. I talk to their RB coach (Derrick Nix) a lot. He wants me to come up there and go to their camp. They are still in the picture but I am concentrating on the best school for me. But they are still up there. I have not counted them out just yet. I have been going to their camps for a few years too."
Jr Days/Spring games: Alabama (Jr Day) MSU ( Jr Day), Ole Miss (Jr Day), and USM (Spring game)
Summer Camps: MSU, Ole Miss, Alcorn State, Alabama, and LSU
Tell us something nobody else knows: "I really do not like to talk a lot. I am a thinker. Sports wise, I believe that if you do not work hard, you do not need to do it at all."
Nickname - Super Star 20
Best Player faced: Xavier Stallings (DL/Baldwyn)
If not Richard Freelon, who'll be Mr. Football for 2008: Xavier Stallings (DL/Baldwyn)
Game I'm most anticipating: Baldwyn
Favorite college team growing up: LSU and Michigan
Favorite college football player: Darren McFadden
Favorite pro football player: Deuce
Favorite Pro Team: Indy Colts
Favorite Food: Soul Food
Favorite Movie: Shooter
In my CD Player: Lil' Boosie
Pre-game hype song: We Ready
Biggest Influences: Mom and stepfather
Biggest Fan: Mom
Biggest Fear: Failure
2nd Best Sport: Track
Favorite Video Game: Maddon '08
Person I most look
alike: Neli (singer)
First thing if I sign pro contract: Invest it
Dream date: Jennifer Lopez
Grades: 3.6 Core GPA / 16 ACT
We added one player who transferred to Mississippi, Aubrey Phillips, after the list already came out. Therefore, we have 41 players now listed and put in a tie at number 28.
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