It’s a big one.
Walker cornerback Jaquese Kirk and offensive lineman C.H. Scruggs were selected recently to participate in this year’s Alabama/Mississippi All-Star Classic.
The 24th Annual Classic will kick off at 1 p.m. from Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile.
Kirk and Scruggs made their way to Mobile on Monday to prepare for the game.
They joined 78 of the best collegiate prospects from both states for a week-long series of practices and special events.
The Alabama team is made up of talented seniors from across the state and will be coached by Briarwood Christian head coach Fred Yancey.
The Alabama squad has won back-to-back games and 10 of the last 12, including last year’s 21-13 victory behind a defensive effort that held Mississippi to just 44 total yards, including minus-6 yards rushing.
Alabama holds a 16-7 edge in the annual series, which began in 1988.
Both Alabama and Mississippi held two practices a day on Tuesday through Thursday.
Kirk and Scruggs have held their own.
Kirk is a six-foot, 165-pound, shutdown cornerback who has verbally committed to Louisville.
Scruggs is a six-foot-three, 275-pound offensive tackle who has verbally committed to Samford.
The senior duo helped the Vikings to a 10-2 finish this year.
The All-Star Classic is considered one of the Deep South's premier recruiting talent showcases annually, featuring some of the best senior high school football players and top collegiate prospects.
Over the past 20 years, the contest has built an impressive legacy of featuring the best home-grown talent from Alabama and Mississippi over that time, including players who have gone on to experience tremendous success at both the NCAA and NFL levels.
A total of 18 first-round NFL Draft picks have played in the contest.
A list of previous All-Star Classic players includes stars such as; Antonio Langham, Deuce McAllister, Jason Campbell, John Copeland, Cadillac Williams, Steve McNair, Willie Anderson, Andre Smith and Rolando McClain to name a few.