Mobile (Ala.) Blount cornerback Eric Graham's senior season ended on Friday in a first round playoff loss to McGill-Toolen. During his senior season, he dealt with some injury issues and a disappointing 5-6 finish, but he is also thankful to have one more opportunity to play before college as he has been selected to play in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic.
"My year could have been better but I'm waiting to see what goes on in this all-star game," Graham said. "I heard there's going to be a lot of scouts there and I really need to impress them in practice and go hard every day."
One disappointment of Graham's senior year is that he has had to deal with an injury but he looks to be full speed now.
"I was hurt some of the season," he said. "I had two shoulder injuries that set me out a couple of games, three or four games. I'm still going to therapy but I'm almost 100 percent right now."
Though Graham hopes to attract some attention in his all-star game appearance, it's not as if his recruitment has been completely quiet to date. The cornerback has three offers and recently took an official visit.
"I've got a couple of offers and I just came back from an official visit from Alabama State," he said. "I liked it. It was nice up there. They treated me real good. My offers are from the Naval Academy, Alabama State and South Alabama. I'm hearing from Arkansas State, Ole Miss, Georgia Southern and a couple more schools."
Graham also has tentative plans to visit the Naval Academy after the new year but hopes to have some other options as well. If he plays like he is capable in front of college scouts, Graham may see those options come his way.
"I love to hit. I feel like you put a receiver on the line in front of me, he's not getting off it. I've got great hips and speed too. I got real game speed. You'll never see a wide receiver get behind me."