DITR: Evan Magee (Poplarville High School, Poplarville, Mississippi)

Our next diamond in the rough is Class of 2024 TE Evan Magee from the Poplarville Hornets. Poplarville is a run first wing T offense but when they are throwing the ball Evan is the main target of the offense. Evan is 6’1 220 LBS, he runs a 4.8 40 yard dash, benches 255 LBS, squats 415 LBS, deadlifts 500 LBS, and has a 250 LBS power clean. He has a 3.5 GPA. Evan specializes in deeper routes like seams and corner routes. In his first full year starting Evan made 2nd Team All District.

When did you start playing football?

“I started playing tackle football when I was in the 7th Grade.”

What is your favorite part about football?

“I love that it requires competitiveness along with toughness and physicality.”

What is the hardest part about football?

“It is a very mental game, you need to be able to outsmart your opponent, it requires learning defenses and how to read the defense to get open.”

What is something you have learned from playing football?

“This past year I have really started to excel in blocking, I know that it is a necessary part of my position.”

Do you play any other sports?

“I had played baseball my whole life up until 7th grade when I started playing football.”

Who is your favorite college football team?

“I am a fan of LSU.”

Who is your favorite NFL Team?

“My favorite team is the New Orleans Saints.”

Who is your biggest role model?

“My dad and my cousin because they have been my biggest supporters, they are always around by my side.”

Do you have any players that you like to watch and emulate your game after?

“Travis Kelce because of how he gets to the middle of the field and finds gaps to get open.”

How do you balance football and school?

“Once I get home from practice I immediately work on school, once that is done I might go back out with my brother and get some extra work in.”

How do you prepare for a game?

“I just want to make sure I know as much as possible about my opponent.”

What is your best skillset as a player?

“My ball skills, if the ball is there or around me I am going to come down with it.”

Do you have any goals for the upcoming season?

“I want to win a state championship, we need to get back. I also want to double my personal stats from last year.”

What does being a good teammate mean to you?

“It is important to not be selfish, be a leader, and put the team first.”

How does your team reach or surpass their successes from last year?

“Everyone needs to practice hard while trying to build and improve themselves as individuals and as a team.”