September 30, 2006

Cissoko stands out, discusses recruitment

Cornerback prospect Boubacar Cissoko is one of the top players in the state of Michigan for the class of 2008. On Friday night, he took the field for Detroit Cass Tech in a match up with Detroit Martin Luther King. While the Technicians fell short 32-12 in the contest, Cissoko stood out in the contest.

King appeared to have complete control of the game in the early running, scoring on their first two possessions and taking at 13-0 lead into halftime. Not deterred by the score, the Technicians came out in the second half and answered with a score of their own on a 69-yard dash by Cortez Smith to pull the game to within seven. It appeared that Cass Tech might score again on their next possession, but a long drive ended on downs deep in King territory. The stall of that drive set off an unusual series of three consecutive plays.

On the first play following the change of possession, King running back Darren Williams took the ball 86 yards for the score. But Cissoko stepped up on the ensuing kickoff, picking the ball up off the turf, and promptly returning it 75 yards for a touchdown. The score pulled Cass Tech back to within an eight-point margin at 20-12.

"My man, he had dropped the ball, and I was behind him, so I just scooped it up, and saw the seam and just headed through it," recalled Cissoko following the contest. "We was down by like 14 points, so we needed the touchdown."

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