February 20, 2008

Brandon, Miss. ATH gets Rebel invite

Ole Miss is planning to host some of the top prospects in Mississippi on Mar. 1 and one in-state prospect received an invitation on Tuesday to attend.

Brandon, Miss. prospect Patrick Durr was informed by his high school head coach that Ole Miss had called an extended an invitation to attend the junior day event in Oxford.

"I'm going to Ole Miss," Durr said. "Mississippi State wanted me to go over there on Mar. 1, but I've been over there several times, and I want to go to Ole Miss."

It will be his first visit to Oxford and he plans to take his parents and perhaps a high school teammate with him.

Durr, a 5-foot-10, 170 athlete played several positions for his Brandon team last fall.

That included playing enough running back to amass 1,200 yards and 13 touchdowns as well as some time on the defensive secondary. He also returned punts and kicks.

His stats doesn't include the last three games of the season because of a high ankle sprain that kept him sidelined the remainder of the season.

Durr is currently getting attention from Ole Miss, Mississippi State, and Tennessee.

He says he's also interested in Southern Miss, but is yet to hear from him.

He currently hasn't received any offers, but feels that may change after teams have a chance to evaluate him and see him practice in the spring.

Durr says his preference is to stay in-state and close to home and family if he has that opportunity.

He is quick to point out another successful Brandon runnning back - current Atlanta Falcons running back Jerious Norwood, and said he'd like to pattern his game and success after Norwood.

He thinks his future rests either at running back or at wide receiver at the next level and definitely feels he could contribute immediately on special teams.

He plans on attending camps this summer at Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Southern Miss.

Durr is in a good position to qualify with a 15 on his first ACT attempt and estimates his GPA to be in the 2.8 range.

"I'm studying hard to try to get my GPA up," he said.

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