Horn Lake football enjoyed a bit of a resurgence last fall and one of the key reasons why was the…
Bakari Trotter profile Bakari, who prefers to be called Kirby, reeled in 23 passes for 442 yards and six scores in 2008. A few college coaches close to home have taken notice. "I am hearing from Mississippi State, Ole Miss and UAB right now," said Trotter. "They say they are all highly interested me. They want me to send them some film and they want me to come to some spring practices. They invited me to their junior days, but I couldn't make it. They want me to come to their spring games and summer camps too." Several schools from within a resonable driving distance of Horn Lake have piqued Kirby's early interest. "I like Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Memphis and Jackson State," said Trotter. "Jackson State and Mississippi Valley are contacting me too. I like UAB too." At 6-4, 185, Kirby is hard to miss. The talented wide out reports there is more to his game than just superior size. "I am aggressive," said Trotter. "I am fast (4.5) and I have a willingness to win. I want to be more of a leader this year. That is something I am really working on." Horn Lake had a nice turnaround last year under Coach Cooley's leadership. The team nearly made the post-season. "I think we can have a great season this year," said Trotter. "We are in the process of finding a quarterback to take over. We were one game away from the playoffs last year. It makes us work harder to know we were so close to making it. Everyone is really stepping up in workouts right now." At the conclusion of his high school career, Kirby hopes to transition from one level to the next. He reports that he is open to all comers and he does not want to limit his options. "Location is going to be real important," said Trotter. "The graduation rates are going to be important too. I want to go to a good family atmosphere. I want to go somewhere my mom would want me to go. She don't mind travelling, so I can go far if I need to. She just wants me to be happy and that I get the chance to go to college. "That's a real big deal in my family. My mom and my aunt are about the only two in our family that have gone to college. It's real important to my mother that I go to college too."
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