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Monroe's Hakeem Porter just wants to make grandma proud

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Monroe High offensive lineman Hakeem Porter thought he was going to be a basketball star before his large frame was just too much for football coaches to let walk by.

Porter is one of our WALB Top Ten Team members and is a four year starter on the offensive line for the Tornados.  He says he prides himself on knowing all the positions on the offensive line and will be able to play any of those positions in college.

He also says his grandmother is the driving force behind his success not only on the football field but also in the classroom and he wants nothing more than to just make her proud.

Porter said "She's always been there for me ever since I was real little. I stayed with her for all my life and she's been the one there for me. She was telling me about football but I didn't really want to listen to it then but when I got to high school, my coach, coach Lockhart he started telling me more about football. Those two, they did it all for me."

Porter has drawn interest from several Division I schools including Georgia,Auburn and Central Florida.

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