October 30, 2008

Autrey wants to join former teammates

Billy Autrey could be the next Columbus standout to join the Mississippi State roster.

The 6-foot-2, 295-pound center would love the opportunity to join former teammates Tyson Lee and Tobias Smith in Starkville.

"I would love to go to State," Autrey said. "I'd love to get to play again with my boys Tobias Smith and Tyson Lee. I've got another good friend Sam Watts from Georgia who is committed there. It would be great to play with those guys."

Autrey and Smith combined to give the Falcons one of the most dominant offensive lines in the state last season.

"Every once in a while we would line up beside each other," Autrey said. "I was the center and they moved him from guard to tackle. But every once in a while we would be right next to each other."

Autrey has been impressed with the job Lee has done at quarterback for the Bulldogs.

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