Team Mississippi '05 Re-Visited
Posted Nov 17, 2010

The Mississippi/Alabama All-Star game is an event that players from both states look forward to being a part of throughout their high school careers. The Alabama All-Stars have had the better of things for most of the last several years, but in 2005 Team Mississippi emerged with a 21-18 win. Several of those players went on to solid college careers.

Linebacker Jonathan Anderson from Ocean Springs went on to play at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College were he was part of a National Championship team.

Winona Quarterback Wesley Beardin signed with Marshall where was a reserve quarterback.

Defensive tackle Jessie Bowman signed with Mississippi State, but had to enroll at Co-Lin for two years.

Bowman re-signed with the Bulldogs and went on a to fine career. He is currently an assistant coach at his old school, Brookhaven High.

Brookhaven was also home to wide receiver Bud Chatman who also played at Co-Lin. The trail of his football career goes cold after that.

Defensive end Justin Clark of Collins played at Jones County Junior College for a couple of seasons.

Wide receiver Stuart Davidson of Northwest Rankin went on to Southern Miss, but a knee injury his sophomore year hurt his production.

Austin Divinity had an eventful recruitment and career. He committed to Ole Miss, but ended up signing with Southern Miss.

Divinity left USM and enrolled at Hinds Community College and then eventually signed with Mississippi College.

Jordan Ellis of St. Stanislaus signed with Tulane where he became a part time starter and was able to make a contribution to the program.

Louis Ellis signed with Mississippi State and then took some time off from school after enrolling at Hinds CC to live with Monta Ellis.

Louis enrolled at Hinds later, but never made it to the major college level. He signed on with Shaw College where he earned 2nd Team Little All-American Honors from the Associated Press.

Wide receiver Larry Frye of Gulfport went on to play at Belhaven.

Linebacker Eddie Hicks of Clarksdale played at Southern Miss and was a very solid player. He earned All-Conference USA honors while in Hattiesburg.

Seminary's Tim Holloway signed with Mississippi State and then enrolled at JCJC. Once his time in Ellisville was through, Holloway signed with Central Arkansas where he started and became an honor roll student.

Ryan Hoormann of Olive Branch took his kicking skills on to Arkansas State.

Patrick House of Callaway is a complete mystery. I have not been able to find out if he continued to play football above the high school level.

Offensive lineman Craig Jenkins of Pearl signed with Mississippi State and started for the better part of four years.

Offensive lineman John Jerry parlayed a great career at Ole Miss into a spot in the NFL. The talented Jerry was selected in the 3rd round by the Miami Dolphins.

Quarterback Jimmy Johns of Brookhaven signed with Alabama and ended up playing running back and eventually linebacker before being dismissed for legal issues.

Anthony Johnson of Provine signed with Mississippi State and was later dismissed from the team. He enrolled at Jackson State where he earned All Conference Honors.

Linebacker Marcus Johnson of South Panola went on to play at Northwest Mississippi Community College, but I was unable to find any record of him playing beyond that.

Linebacker Lee Klein of St. Stanislaus committed to Air Force, but wound up at Millsaps where he became an All-Conference player.

Offensive lineman Brian Leggett of Meridian signed on with Marshall where he started as an offensive guard and center.

Brookhaven's Grant McDonnieal signed on with Co-Lin and then went on to play at Delta State.

Defensive back Cornelius McGee of Clarksdale went to play at Southern Miss were he made some contributions and earned a spot on the two deep chart.

Linebacker Kwaydron Mister of O'Bannon signed on with Mississippi Delta, but there is not much available on him after that.

Lafayette County's Eric Nicks, a one time Ole Miss commitment, spent time at Northwest Community College. He signed on with William Penn University once his two years at Northwest were done.

Starkville offensive lineman Derrick Outlaw spent some time at East Mississippi Community College and then eventually signed with Tennessee Tech.

Derek Pegues signed with Mississippi State where he was a four year starter earning All-SEC honors three times.

Derek was also named MVP of the U.S. Army All-American game and the 2007 Liberty Bowl.

Jerrell Powe signed on with Ole Miss and made it to campus after some delays with his NCAA certification.

Jerrell is an All-SEC performer who is expected to be a first day selection in the NFL draft next spring should he elect to forego his senior year.

Willie Pritchett of Moss Point attended Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, but eventually signed on with Southeastern Louisiana. Pritchett completed his career at Clark in Atlanta, Georgia.

Co-Eric Riley had an All-American career at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. He signed on with Mississippi State for his remaining two years.

West Jones standout Archie Sims signed with Mississippi State, but had to enroll at JCJC for two seasons. He re-committed to Mississippi State only to later sign with West Virginia.

Offensive lineman Chris Spencer of Meridian signed with Mississippi State where he spent the majority of his career as a reserve tackle.

Patrick Swoopes of Starkville signed with UAB, but eventually moved on to East Mississippi Community College. Pat signed with UT-Chatanooga, but then spent some time at the University of West Georgia.

Latarus Sykes of Calhoun City signed on with Northwest Community College and then eventually made his way to Northeastern State where he became an All-Conference defensive back.

Trey Toles of Lafayette also enrolled at Northwest and then from there he caught on with Tennessee-Martin.

Andre Watson of Ocean Springs spent two years at Gulf Coast, but eventually took the field at Southern Miss as a kick returner and defensive back.

Calvin Wilson of Hattiesburg was one of the top prospects in the class. Wilson signed on with Mississippi State, but a knee injury plagued him for two years.

Wilson moved on to Southern Miss where he was able to get healthy, but his stay in Hattiesburg was not permanent.

Calvin left the Golden Eagles and completed his career at the University of North Alabama.

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