One More Point
Cortez Fizell
Posted Aug 16, 2010

Cortez Frizell knows all about climbing to the top of the mountain only to come up short of reaching the peak. A heart breaking loss to Mt. Olive in the state title game last season has added fuel to the fire for Frizell and his teammates. As one of the state's top running backs, Cortez is doing his part to lead his team's charge back to Jackson and over the top to a championship this fall.

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"I went to camp at Mississippi State for the one day individual camp," said Cortez. "We had to leave after break time, so I didn't get to stay all day. I feel like I did pretty good though.

"I really didn't talk to many of the coaches when I was down there, but they have called my coach."

The Bulldogs are one of a handful of schools that have made calls to learn more about the leading ground gainer.

"Southern Miss, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Tennessee and Middle Tennessee all called my old coach," said Frizell. "I know Mississippi State has called my new coach too. Some other people called, but he's not real big on giving me names right now."

While Cortez is waiting for his first offer, he knows that a strong senior season will certainly help his cause.

"This summer we hit the weight hard and everything is going great with practice," said Frizell. "We played Weir in the jamboree last Friday. We did pretty good.

"We went to Jackson last year and lost by one point. We have been working even harder to get back there this year. We have 26-27 written all over the locker room, so we can't forget that."

The painful sting of that moment has stayed with the rising senior.

"It still hurts now thinking about how it felt walking off that field," said Frizell. "It is making me work harder. I don't want to feel that way again."

Cortez reports that he is doing his best to be patient with the recruiting process, but he is hopeful that one of his in state schools provides him with an opportunity to represent his home state of Mississippi.

"I want to be close to family," explained the talented running back. "I want them to be able to see me play. I would like to stay in state. I want to play on offense, because I think that's the best fit for me."

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