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Coach Speak: Mark McLaurin

Coach Ryan Earnest took over the Collins High School program just over two years ago. Now in his third season as the Tigers' head man, Earnest has led CHS to the playoffs in back to back seasons. During that time, Earnest has seen standout Mark McLaurin transform from a player full of potential into a SEC college football prospect.

"Mark McLaurin was the first player I met when I took this job," recounted Coach Earnest. "I was leaving the principal's office and Mark was coming from a work out. "I thought then that if we had two or three more like him running around the school that we just might be alright." McLaurin has spent time at quarterback, receiver and defensive back during his high school career. That team first...

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