The Ole Miss commit is ranked by Scout.com as the #4 safety prospect in the country but he could play cornerback or running back just as easily on the next level.
"Tig", as he is called by friends and people around the Batesville community, is the complete package. He has the size, vision, football smarts, and toughness it takes to not only make it on the college level but to make an immediate impact.
Darius Barksdale was injured in the 2nd quarter with a stinger to the shoulder, but he still managed to rush for 91 yards and 2 TD's on only five carries. For the season, he is averaging close to 200 yards rushing a game.
The 5' 11", 207 pound defensive back switched back and forth between cornerback and safety during South Panola's 42- 7 victory over Grenada.
He also got in a few snaps at tailback after his first cousin, Darius Barksdale, went down with a sprained shoulder in the first half. Bud took advantage of the opportunity as he rushed for close to 100 yards and 1 TD reception on only 4 carries and 1 pass reception.
it was on defense where the Ole Miss commit made his biggest impact, as he turned
in a team high 14 tackles and took back a pick for a 70 yard TD.
In our opinion, Bud is one of the more underrated players in the South. He is physical enough to handle the safety or maybe even the outside linebacker slot on the next level but is also athletic enough to be considered the top corner in the Magnolia state this season.
Do you want to know the best player in
Mississippi that is getting overlooked?
Look no further than the 3 Time All-State selection, Cameron Wagner.
How can a player who was the only sophomore to make the Clarion Ledger's All-State team, that also plays for the Magnolia state's most storied program, be overlooked?
That is simple; Wagner stands 5' 11", 300.
His lack of height has scared college recruiters away from this bulldog mentality offensive guard. But make no bones about it, Wagner is one of the premier players in the state of Mississippi. When looking past his height, you see a guy who simply dominates the line of scrimmage with his superb foot work and Hercules strength.
If you want to see somebody open some holes, watch #71 below.
Quinn Sanford has the footwork and frame (6' 1", 295) that is ideal for a center prospect.
Guess what? That is exactly what Ole Miss has told Sanford he will play when he arrives at the University of Mississippi.
Quinn is a three year starter for Mississippi's top offensive line and has all of the tools and desire it takes to make it in the competitive SEC conference.