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Old 01-12-2013, 05:23 PM   #1
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Sec Patrick Willis

This is why recruiting the state of Tennessee is important. So guys like PW don't slip through the cracks and end up at Ole Miss , Memphis, Vandy, Bama or wherever.
From what I'm hearing about CBJ, I like where we're headed with in-state recruiting.

Watch this video and tell me it doesn't give you chills!

Duracell Batteries: Trust Your Power - NFL's Patrick Willis - YouTube

From Wiki:
Born in Bruceton, Tennessee, Willis grew up in abject poverty and had to take care of his younger siblings. By the age of 10, he worked full-time on cotton fields. He left his home, a double-wide in a trailer park just outside of Bruceton, with his two brothers and sister as a 17-year old, when his alcoholic father turned increasingly violent.[5] The siblings moved in with Willis' high school basketball coach.
Willis attended Hollow Rock-Bruceton Central High School,[6] where he was a two-time All-State selection, Regional Most Valuable Player, and West Tennessee Player of the Year. He earned 4 letters in football and basketball, and 3 in baseball. He was also the first person in Tennessee state history to be nominated for both the Mr. Football Award for a Lineman (as a linebacker) and the Mr. Football Award for a Back (as a tailback) in the same season.
Regarded as a three-star recruit by, Willis was listed as the No. 60 linebacker prospect in the class of 2003.[7] He chose Ole Miss over Memphis.
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