Fred Akines: The personal side

Posted Feb 9, 2004

Clarksdale (MS) High School defensive back Fred Akines has signed with Mississippi State. Here are a few things you won't see in his official bio.

Fred Akines Profile:

  • High School: Clarksdale HS
  • Position: Defensive back
  • Height: 6-foot-3
  • Weight: 190
  • MSU Player Host: Darren Williams (Fred's cousin)
  • Visits: Mississippi State. Turned Ole Miss and Memphis down for visits.
  • Offers: Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Memphis and Alabama and several SWAC schools.

    Was there any one thing that sold you on Mississippi State?
    "I have been liking Mississippi State for a long period of time. And, with them having a new head football coach, I think you will see it turned around."

    When do you expect to report to Mississippi State, the summer sessions or the fall?
    "The first or second summer session."

    Are you participating in any sports other than football?
    "No sir."

    What do you think will be the biggest adjustment between high school and SEC ball?
    "I've got to get stronger and a little quicker."

    Was there any one humorous or unusual thing that happened during your recruitment?
    "I have never experienced having as many phone calls as I did during recruiting."

    What are your hobbies?
    "I like to rap."

    Who has been the most influential person in your life? If more than one, you can mention them all.
    "My mommy, Sandra Tinner."

    What schools did you officially visit? Also, if you had other schools who wanted you to visit, name them.
    "I visited Mississippi State. Ole Miss and Memphis also wanted me to visit."

    What schools offered scholarships?
    "Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Memphis and Alabama and several SWAC schools."

    Has the internet been a source of information for you during your recruitment?
    "Not really, I don't go on the internet much."

    Gene Swindoll is the owner of Gene's Page (, the unofficial source for Mississippi State sports and Mississippi high school sports on the internet. You can contact him by email at

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