Mississippi Top 40

Mississippi Scout
Posted Jun 18, 2008

Today we will look at Mississippi's #18 preseason rated player.

#18 Ranked Player in Mississippi

Jamie Collins
Franklin County
City: Meadville, MS
6' 3", 210, 4.6 (275 bench) (500 squat)
Date of Birth:
October 10, 1989
High School Position:
Projected Position:

2007 Football Season:
2, 400 rushing, 2, 200 passing, 40 TD's in last two years as starting QB. Led team to state championship in 2006 and the state championship game in 2007.

Why Top 40 in Football:
"I put a lot of work into being good. I play the best on the field. I run the ball well, and I catch the ball well."

Colleges interested in Collins: Michigan, Auburn, Tennessee, Ole Miss Alabama, Tulane, Oregon

Scouts at Spring practice:
Tulane, alcorn, Ole Miss, MSU, and Alabama

Phone Calls:
Michigan, MSU, Ole Miss, and Auburn

Scholarship offers:
USM, Auburn, Ole Miss, Alcorn State

Closest to offering:

Jamie's top school:
Auburn, Michigan, and USM

"I like their colors and their style of play."

Michigan: "I like Coach Hopson and their playbook."

USM: "I like their coaches. "

Jr Days/Spring games: None

Summer Camps: MSU and Auburn

Tell us something nobody else knows: "My parents died when I was young. I live with my sister. I live in a rough neighborhood. I live a rough life. Its tough over here, but I keep my head between the lines because I do not want to follow in these people's footsteps. I want to make it out of here a live, with a college education, and raise some young ones the right way."

Nickname - Easy J

Best Player faced:
Dennis Thames

If not Jamie Collins, who'll be Mr. Football for 2008: Dennis Thames

Game I'm most anticipating: Jefferson County

Other athletes in my family: Bo Tillman, Marcus Tillman, Josh Tillman

Favorite college team growing up: Georgia

Favorite college football player:
Tim Tebow

Favorite pro football player: Vince Young

Favorite Pro Team: Indy Colts

Favorite Food: Pepperoni Pizza

Favorite Movie:
Boad Boys 1 & 11

In my CD Player: Lil' Wayne

Pre-game hype song: YoGocci

Biggest Influences: Brother

Biggest Fan: Sister

Biggest Fear: "Rehurting my back. I had a bunch of back problems, muscle problems, but it is all OK now."

2nd Best Sport: Basketball (averaged 23 points this year)

Favorite Video Game: Killer Instinct Gold

First thing if I sign pro contract: "Buy my sister a house"

Dream date: Angelina Jolie

Grades: 3.2 GPA / Not taken the ACT test

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Top 40 List

To get a complete list of players who have been selected to the team so far, click here.

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