Mississippi JuCo Notebook

Coahoma's Sylvester Townes

College coaches from around the country are passing through the Magnolia State of Mississippi in search of junior college players who can step in and fill an immediate need on their rosters. Several names have seen a spike in recruiting activity in the past few weeks.

* Coahoma offensive tackle Sylvester Townes recently picked up an offer from Texas Tech. The Memphis, Tennessee native took an official visit to West Virginia last weekend.

Central Florida visited the campus yesterday to observe Townes in practice.

Kentucky is expected to watch Townes in action tomorrow night against Pearl River.

* Kentucky has also recently shown some interest in Coahoma DT Keland McElrath, who is originally from Ripley, Tennessee.

McElrath committed to Southeastern Louisiana early in the process, but several D1 programs have picked up the pace since the start of the season.

Kentucky, Texas Tech, Western Kentucky and West Virginia have shown varying levels of interest.

* East Mississippi four star offensive lineman Avery Gennesy has scheduled an official visit to Texas A&M this weekend.

Gennesy's mother will accompany him on the trip to College Station.

The Southaven, Mississippi native plans to take all five of his official visits and render a decision in December.

* Northeast Mississippi's defensive lineman Daniel Ross holds several offers from around the country including five from the SEC.

Ross signed with Kentucky out of high school and is leaning towards doing that again should that opportunity become a full possibility for him.

Ross' former recruiting coach at Kentucky, David Turner, is now at Mississippi State, so the Bulldogs are a factor in his recruitment due to that relationship.

Ole Miss signed Ross' teammate Lavon Hooks in 2013 and has defensive end Jeremy Liggins committed for the 2014 signing class.

The Rebels are in pursuit of the talented defensive tackle and appear to have some real connections with him.

* Co-Lin linebacker Jordan Harris leads the nation with just over 15 tackles per game.

Harris, a Clarksdale, Mississippi native, is currently committed to Southern Miss.

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