Kitchens Picks White Station
Ephrain Kitchens
Mississippi Scout
Posted Aug 26, 2013

Ephrain Kitchens out of South Panola started right where he left off in the '14 campaign when he grabbed two interceptions in the season opener. One included one of the top ten highlights by ESPN.

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"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 better results.

"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."

The Rebels?

"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 and he can be reached at

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