Three Headed Monster

Everyone knew about the the Commodores pair of dynamic players in their offensive backfield in QB Jeremy Liggins and RB Demarkus Dennis but nobody knew about their emerging weapon in D.K. Buford.

D.K. Buford
Lafayette opened it's second possession in their season opener against 6A Tupelo with all eyes focused on their monster QB in Jeremy Liggins and their star tailback who rushed for over 2, 200 yards as a junior in Demarkus Dennis. What little did anyone know is that there was a merging sophomore tailback named D.K. Buford that would steal the show.

The 5' 10", 185 pound sophomore back has a lightening quick first step and has that 5th gear that not many scat-backs possess as he ran a 10.68 100 meter run in an event last track season. He also earned a starting job as a freshman which is rarely seen for Lafayette's program. Below are highlights taken from the game from D.K. Buford.

Demarkus Dennis
If that is not enough to defend there is always reliable Demarkus Dennis. Last Friday he scored on three different touchdown runs. All were over 30 yards. In the opening game against Tupelo he scored on a 55-yard burst and had three more "explosion" plays.

Demarkus excels in his cutbacks and vision. He sees any little hole and slithers his way through them more times than not. Below are highlights from the senior tailback's opening game against Tupelo:

Jeremy Liggins
If you are an opponent of Lafayette's, you know you must always have a spy on the 2010 1st Team All-State selection (for all classifications) in the 6' 4", 275-pound multidimensional quarterback.

The Oxford native reminds me of a Tim Tebow when he decides to tuck it and run. Jeremy is not looking to run around you but most of the time through you, but at the same time, he amazingly has good enough footwork for a 275-pounder to make you miss if need to be.

Liggins' throwing motion is similar to Vince Young. It is a little sideways but effective, and he possesses the arm strength to make all of the throws.

Overall Analysis

Jeremy Liggins, Demarkus Dennis, and D.K. Buford are all legit D1 quality players.

Buford and Liggins have the potential to be game breakers on the next level. We do not see another team out of Mississippi with the talent that these three bring to the table in their backfield. You can also keep your eyes on junior WR Brandon Mack and senior FB/LB Jamel Dennis.

Jamel Dennis
Jamel Dennis is a 6' 0", 205 pound linebacker who comes in at fullback inside the redzone and scored two touchdowns against Tupelo. He is a rugged and tough runner but is more suitable for linebacker.

Brandon Mack
Brandon Mack comes in for Jeremy Liggins when the Commodores build a big enough lead to save Jeremy Liggins. The junior plays the slot in the other formations and has good vision and is an elusive runner. On most teams, he would be the feature back but not in this loaded backfield Recommended Stories


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