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July 19, 2011

Will Sobiesk walk-on?

Oak Grove (Miss.) High School's Evan Sobiesk is widely considered the top placekicker in the Magnolia State for the Class of 2012. This summer, the 5-foot-9, 185-pound Sobiesk has proven his talents in the kicking game throughout various parts of the country.

After a strong showing at Mississippi State last month, Sobiesk had another solid performance at various camps in the Lone Star State recently.

"I went to camps at Texas, Houston and Rice," said Sobiesk. "And then I went to Southern Miss' camp too last week. I liked Rice but they said they were not giving a scholarship for a kicker this year and Houston said they would stay in touch. Then I was one of the top three kickers on Texas' board but one of their prospects got an offer and committed to them. But it was still good to know I was among the top kickers on their board."

Sobiesk said he remains in constant contact with the Mississippi State coaching staff. He noted of MSU's latest commitment for the Class of 2012 and said he is hoping for the same situation.

"Things are going good with Mississippi State," said Sobiesk, who was 14-of-17 on field goals last year with a long of 51 yards. "I know they just picked up a commitment from Devon Bell as a punter and to kick off. Coach (Dan) Mullen told me he really wants me to handle the field goals for them in the future.

"They are still my No. 1 school and I hope to get a scholarship from them like anyone would want to," Sobiesk said. "I talked to Coach Mullen about that and I am just waiting to see what their final decision will be. He told me they have to see if a scholarship opens up or if I might have to wait a year to get a scholarship."

With a 30 on his ACT and a perfect 4.0 grade point average, Sobiesk noted he may take a preferred walkon spot from the Bulldogs. He is also seeking to major in engineering and noted MSU has one of the best engineering programs in the nation.

"I would still definitely consider a preferred walkon spot if I didn't get an offer," said Sobiesk. "But I could get an academic scholarship and that way I am secured in case I get hurt in football. So I just have to see how it all works out before I make a final decision."


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