Mississippi/Alabama All-Star Classic
June 2nd at Ladd People's stadium
Davis, who signed with USM, was the best QB at the combine.
is mobile and throws a good ball and he is a winner.
Davis is a sleeper
that played in a system that ran a double wing offense which hurt him from getting
best running back on the Mississippi squad is West Point's Jamar
Shelton. We personally had Jamar as one of the Top 10 players in the state
of Mississippi, but he was not highly ranked by other services.
signee runs the ball with leverage and has vision and speed and he can work it.
He was easily the top tailback on the squad.
Although Shelton is shinning
at tailback, USM plans to use him at CB on the next level.
back who received the most hype from Mississippi this year, Robert
Elliott (MSU signee), looks to be very raw and likes to try and get to
the edge on all of his runs. Having said that, he does have a lot of talent and
is an athlete. It just might take him a few years to realize his skills.
running back who stood out during the combine was Jeramie
Griffin. The Alabama signee is playing a combo of tailback and fullback
for the Mississippi squad.
He is just so interchangeable. Griffin is
a tailback that can hit the hole and a punishing blocker at fullback. He caught
on quickly at either spot and seems to be able to adapt on the fly.
looks to be more ready made for the college level out of all of the running backs
that project to play that position on the next level, although Elliott has more
upside in the long run.
top WR on Mississippi's squad was MSU signee, Antwon
Antwon ran good routes and caught the ball pretty well and
got it up the field. But, Dixon's body is made for safety on the next level.
WR who stood out was Lumberton's Rashod Henry,
who ended up signing with USM. Rashad is easily Mississippi's fastest prospect
and is the type of guy that you can throw a screen, and he can take it 70 yards at
the bat of an eye.
We feel like the SEC Mississippi squads missed the boat
with Henry, and he is what you term as a a "difference maker". Henry will
make a heck of a CB for Southern Mississippi on the next level.
City product, Ronnie Tubbs, who did not
ink with anybody on signing day, reportedly made a late qualifying score on the
ACT test, and we hear that Miami could end up signing him later.
a big physical WR that is a raw athlete but can play above the rim.
best looking OL prospect on the Mississippi squad was easily Caledonia product,
Derek Sherrod, who inked with MSU.
is college ready in the passing blocking department. He needs to improve a little
bit on his run blocking techniques and needs to gain some upper and lower body
strength. Having said that, he has all of the tools you are looking for on the
SEC level. If he does not play this year for MSU, he will definitely be a force
for the Dogs in '08.
**The second best looking OL
prospect at the combine was Madison Central's Chaz
The Auburn signee is not your biggest fellow, but he possesses
a winning attitude and is a very smart player out on the field. Ramsey has a competitive
fire in his belly and will make a great center prospect for the Tigers.
Antonescu, the Memphis signee out of Ridgeland plays hard, smart, and
finishes off his blocks. The only knock on him while he was being recruited was
his height and weight. If he were 6' 5", instead of 6' 3", and weighed
15 more pounds teams like LSU, MSU, and Ole Miss would have been knocking down
his door. Do not be surprised if Michael makes a lot of teams regret not signing
him if he develops as we think he will during his tenure at Memphis.
Saulsberry, the MSU signee out of Independence, you could not find a more
likable and classier young man. Like Michael, his height (6' 1") is what
really hurt him from becoming a high D1 prospect. But with his work ethic and
attitude, he is another one that could prove some doubters wrong.
moves his feet well and is very raw but has a lot of down the road potential.
McGill out of Heidleburg, was another prospect that did not get the recognition
because he came from a small school. He also did not attend many combines or college
We first got a glimpse of McGill at the scout combine that was
held in Oxford. He made the All-Combine team and ended up inking with Jackson
State after being committed to Houston for months.
Tomorrow we will go over the defensive side of the ball
for the Mississippi squad.