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Mississippi top 40
#39 Ranked Player in Mississippi
Name - Marvin Burdette
School - South Panola
Vitals - 5' 10", 230, 4.6 (40 yard dash), 375 (bench) 550 (squat)
Date of Birth - September 9, 1990
2007 Season - Earned the starting job for arguable the South's premier high school football program. Collected 91 tackles and 5 sacks on the season, which was the second most tackles on the team. Named 2nd Team All-State (5A).
Why Top 40 - "Marvin has great strength and great instincts," added head coach Lance Pogue. "He is a true ILB and was an impact player for us. Burdette is a run stopper and a great kid too. He runs a true 4.6 forty and is one of the leaders on our defense. He is probably the most underrated player off of our team. Without a doubt he is one of the best in our state."
"I take on linemen like a defensive lineman can," added Marvin Burdette. "I can get out of the box and take on the FB. I am a sure tackler. I am not worried about making the big hit. I just get you on the ground. They also say I have great sideline to sideline speed."
Colleges interested in Harris: Ole Miss, Memphis, Arkansas, Alabama, Auburn, Navy, and LSU
Marvin's top school: Memphis leads Tennessee, Alabama, Oklahoma, LSU, Ole Miss, and Auburn
Why Memphis: "I am just weighing my options right now. I want to check out Tennessee, Alabama, Oklahoma, LSU, and Ole Miss, but Memphis is in the lead right now. They are showing me the most love. I just got back from seeing their campus on Sunday. They are just one of my options. I want to check out Auburn a little better too."
Auburn: "They have a nice style of play on defense. They like to stop the run, and that is what I do best."
Tennessee: "My dad always talks about Tennessee. I see them play on TV a lot. They look good. I look at how many players they send to the pros. That always draws my attention."
Alabama:"I watch them play defense, and I see a very physical defense. I like that a lot. I have always wanted to go to Alabama since I was a little kid. I am just weighing my options."
Ole Miss: "That's where all my folks (cousins) go to school. Several of my kins play for Ole Miss right now. They love it over there. It is kind of like the home town school."
Scholarship offers: None
Closest to offering: "Memphis is talking the best right now."
Camps this summer: USM, Memphis, Ole Miss, and Arkansas
Jr Day attended: None
Tell us something nobody else knows: "I like competition, team things. I am going to the college level with the mindset that I have now, and that is always that I get what I want. From 7th grade on down, I have never been second string in anything. I will do what ever it takes to get that starting job. I never settle for second best."
Nickname - "M.B." and "Birdman"
Best Player faced: Chris Strong
If not Marvin Burdette, who'll be Mr. Football for 2008: David Conner
Game I'm anticipating: "Tupelo or Olive Branch"
Other athletes in my family: Marvin Burnette (Sr)
Favorite college team growing up: Ole Miss
Favorite football player: Chris Strong
Favorite Pro Team: Atlanta Falcons
Favorite Food: Lasagna
Favorite Movie: Any Given Day
In my CD Player: R. Kelly
Pre-game hype song: Bruce Burrett
Biggest Influences: Parents
Biggest Fan: Father
Biggest Fear: Knee injury
2nd Best Sport: Only plays football
Favorite Video Game: Never played one
Person I look most a like: Father
First thing if I sign pro contract:"I promised my grandmother I would get her a new kitchen."
Dream date: J Lo
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