Scouts: Bulldogs secure top in-state OG 

June, 11, 2012
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The Bulldogs landed the top in-state center prospect a year ago and now have landed a verbal from the top guard prospect in the state as Deon Mix (Batesville, Miss./South Panola) committed this weekend. Out of a prominent in-state high school program, Mix is a player who should arrive on campus with experience competing against good competition on a regular basis and some understanding of what it takes to win.

As a player he is a big bodied kid who can be a road grading run blocker as a guard in the SEC. He needs to watch his pad level and continue to strive for more consistency in his technique, but this is a big dude that can came off the ball and deliver a powerful initial pop that can jolt and snap defenders back and create daylight for ball carriers. Some developmental time will likely be needed as a pass blocker, but if he can stay low he presents a big obstacle inside that can be tough to try and overpower.