Saturday, October 24, 2020

Oxford Buccaneers Chosen to Participate in the Mississippi Prospects All-State Gridiron Classic

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Pictured Left to Right: Front Row: Daylon Long G/DE, third grade; Kaleb Dunn QB/S, third grade; Ellis Lankster, Jr. RB/C, fourth grade; Demaire Frierson, Jr. RB/LB, third grade; Nelson Barr, Jr. T/DE, fifth grade; Cameron Williams FB/LB, fifth grade; Jaidyn Young RB/S, sixth grade. Second Row: Marquaveion Holmes QB/SS, seventh grade; Johnathon Elliott QB/DE, seventh grade. Back Row: Cory Robinson, a coach of the Oxford Buccaneer football program. Not pictured: Elliott Chaney LT/OL, third grade.

Ten players and one coach from the Oxford Buccaneer football program have been drafted to participate in the inaugural Mississippi Prospects All-State Gridiron Classic in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

“This is their first year doing this, and for us to have so many come out of Oxford… it’s just exciting,” said Candice Robinson, wife of Cory Robinson (selected coach) and mother of Cameron Williams (one of 10 selected players). “It’s just a fun week. This is a great experience for my son and my husband, but I’m excited for all of the kids.”

According to msprospects.com, a Mississippi Prospect is the most elite athlete to play the game of football in grades 3-8 across the state of Mississippi. 

Cory Robinson, head coach of the Oxford Buccaneer’s 7 and 8-year-old team, wanted to be a part of the Mississippi Prospect game after having so many of his own players drafted. 

“I didn’t mind being a part of that… this program here,” Robinson said. “I’m extremely honored.. not only honored, I feel that it’s an all around good feeling. I know what these guys are capable of, and I’m just proud to see these guys out here… and just glad to be a part of it.”

Robinson is coaching the fifth-grade team in the Mississippi Prospects All-State Gridiron classic, which his son happens to be a part of. After countless hours of practice, Robinson said he has faith that his team will play their best. 

“It’s totally different than what we’ve seen as far as being part of the north part of Mississippi,” Robinson said. “These guys are ready, and I‘m motivating them every day. I think these guys are going to have a good day.”

For more information about the Oxford Buccaneer football program, click here.


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