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Character And Talent

Covington (La.) High School Coach Greg Salter said Ole Miss commitment Garrald McDowell's athletic ability is a given - he's very talented. But what impresses Salter more is McDowell's character.

"Garrald got all the accolades you can get on the field, but what's most important to me is that he's an outstanding young man, an outstanding teammate and an outstanding character guy," said Salter, who took his team - with McDowell as his bell cow - in his first year as Covington's head man to the state semifinals before losing by one point. "Garrald does everything the right way. He's never...

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