Over 220 players showed up Saturday for the Southeast Select Combine hosted by Tupelo High School, and run by Steve Robertson of FoxSports and Scout.com. An impressive number considering this is just the fifth year of the event. Many of the state’s top prospects attended to showcase their abilities, but many more were there to put their names on colleges’ radars and help earn coveted scholarships.
Making my first trip to the combine, it was good to see kids getting an opportunity to make a name for themselves. The event is free of charge to all participants, and also offers some life lessons from coaches, staff, and former star players from Mississippi. Just all around, it was great to be in attendance and see something positive for Mississippi high school football.
Steve will have results posted later in the week and we’ll have a more extensive follow up story with that information included, but one notable performance should be mentioned. Lafayette rising junior DK Buford clocked two separate 40 yard dash times in the 4.2’s. His first run was clocked by two different coaches who both had him in the 4.2’s, and his second run was clocked at 4.22 by a third coach. Those times were recorded using handheld stopwatches, but that was still a great showing by Buford. He scored 10 touchdowns last season on just 55 carries, and averaged 10.4 yards per carry. Fans should enjoy seeing him the next two years in Lafayette.