Friday night was the last time superstar running back Cam Akers played in a high school football game, so he made damn sure everyone would remember it. Akers, rated the No. 2 running back in the country and the top prospect in Mississippi, ran and passed for seven—yes, seven—touchdowns on Friday night to carry Clinton High to the 6A state title.
Here’s all seven of ‘em.
The game was played in Mississippi State’s Davis Wade Stadium, but Akers is expected to be in Oxford on Saturday for his official visit to Ole Miss, which, despite a catastrophe of a 2016 season and looming NCAA punishments, is still very much in play for his commitment.
Sure, there’s a lot of things going wrong for Hugh Freeze’s program right now. But he also has some major selling points he can pitch to Akers, namely that the Rebels’ offenses is stocked with elite young talent. Former No. 1 quarterback prospect Shea Patterson looks like a superstar in the making. Receivers Damarkus Lodge, Van Jefferson, A.J. Brown, D.K. Metcalf and Tre Nixon are all four-stars with at least two years of eligibility remaining. The offensive line returns four starters next year, plus five-star left tackle Greg Little. Freeze is no doubt telling Akers that with an elite back to provide much-needed balance, this offense could be unstoppable.