Lamar Running Back Skinner to Walk on at EMCC

By: Louis Montesi, III/Lindsey Hall
By: Louis Montesi, III/Lindsey Hall

Corey Skinner made big play after big play for the Lamar Raiders football team last fall. Now, he hopes his career will continue in Scooba, MS.

Skinner will walk on at East Mississippi Community College this summer.

"I feel honored to be able to go play with these guys at Scooba. I've been to a couple of their practices and seen what they can do. They're definitely big, and it's gonna be a challenge for me, but I feel that I can meet anything they need me to do.

In his senior season, the 180-pound back ran for 1,660 yards and 25 touchdowns. He was named the district's most valuable player.

"Corey is gonna have a challenge now," says Lamar head football coach Mac Barnes. "It won't be easy, and he could have gone some other places, but he has that hope of getting into a bigger school, and this is the way you do it... by going into a junior college and proving that you can play at that level, and I have all the confidence in the world in him."

Skinner was also a second team M.A.I.S. all-state selection this past season and played in the private school all-star game.

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