McCluster following in ‘Blind Side’ buddy’s footsteps?

MOBILE, Ala. — I’ve spoken to many prospects here at the Senior Bowl, and all of them are polite and cooperative. It is easy to tell, though, when a player is comfortable speaking to the media, and when he just wants to get it over with and retire to the locker room.

Mississippi’s Dexter McCluster is a natural. He might not be as famous as his South teammate Tim Tebow, but his charisma is undeniable.

Given his star quality, I asked him if he wanted to be like his former Rebel teammate Michael Oher and have a hit movie made about him.

“Hey, I won’t deny it. So you never know,” said a grinning McCluster.

McCluster, who stands only 5-foot-8 and 165 pounds, also defiantly addressed concerns that his size may hold him back at the next level.

“I got a heart as big as the stadium, that’s what makes me a great athlete,” McCluster said. “I’m not scared of nothing or nobody.”

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