• John Macon Gillespie

CJ Bolar Set To Shine At Fortius Project

On March 4, SES Mississippi will be holding the second Fortius Project of the spring. A week after kicking off the season at ICC, we will be heading South and players from all over the southern part of Mississippi will be making their way to Jones County Junior College to compete.

One of those players signed up will be making a return trip to Fortius after capturing an All-Combine medal last spring at Biloxi. Purvis High School’s C.J. Bolar had a huge showing last year and backed that up with an outstanding junior season.

Bolar played on both sides of the football this past season for the Tornadoes and it is difficult to nail down what position is his best. He caught 40 passes for 732 yards and 12 touchdowns. He also added a couple of scores on the ground as well. Playing in the secondary, Bolar snagged six interceptions taking three of those back to the house for touchdowns.

“I like wide receiver best,” Bolar told SES Mississippi. “There is action on every play. Even if you aren’t getting the ball thrown to you, you still get to go block and set up run plays.”

Purvis put together a fine season in 2016 finishing 9-4 and advancing to the third round of the 4A postseason.

Bolar’s play is beginning to grab the attention of college coaches. He locked down his first two college scholarship offers just this past week. Southern Mississippi was the first to make a move and Arkansas State joined the Golden Eagles a few hours later.

Bolar says he is ready to compete with some great competition at the Fortius Project. He will spend time playing on both sides of the ball at the camp.

He will be joined at the camp by some of his Purvis teammates. Running back Jon Bolton will be on hand for the combine. Bolton won the Fortius Project Stronger Award last spring at the Biloxi camp.

**Photo by Van Tyner Photography.

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