"It was a great way to start off the season," Kitchens said about
their opening season win over White Station. "I still think we have some
things we need to tighten up for next week's big game against West Point but
we are getting there."
One of the interceptions he took back to the house for a touchdown which landed
him on ESPN's top 10 plays for Friday.
"Coach always tells us to make something happen when we get the ball in
our hands so I just tried to get six (points). Luckily it worked out for me.'
The 5' 10", 170-pound corner was happy with his play from his sophomore
season but is looking for an even bigger year this season.
"I think I could have made more plays because I was young. I had 3 interceptions,
13 pass deflections, and 39 tackles. I returned two of those pics for touchdowns,
but there were more plays to be made out there."
Ephrain Kitchens feels like he grew up as a player with a year's experience
under his belt.
"I got more confidence and I understand when I jam a receiver I play better.
When I play off of him it gives them more time and leaves me more vulnerable"
Ephrain feels like he has worked on his craft during the offseason and is seeing
"My speed has gotten better and my takeoff on the break is better. I still
want to work on making better plays on the ball. I want to get 10 interceptions
this season. That's my goal."
Which colleges are standing out in the recruiting process right now?
"I like Alabama, LSU, Ole Miss, Auburn, and Oklahoma right now."
What stands out about Alabama?
"I like their coaches. I like their work ethic. They are confident and
like to win."
"They have the swagger."
"It is close to home, and a bunch of my friends go to school there."
Auburn has been active inside Mississippi now that long time MSU assistant Melvin Smith is now at Auburn.
"The Alabama schools just like to win."
Yancy Porter is the Mississippi Scout for Scout.com and he can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org