A Look at Franklin County
Auburn commitment Jamie Collins
Auburn commitment Jamie Collins
Posted Nov 9, 2008

Franklin County has been one of the most talented teams in Mississippi's 3A classification the past few years. The Bulldogs have played for the state title two years in a row, winning the crown in 2006. The cupboard is stocked full for the folks in Meadville, Mississippi.

Scout.com Road Report
Jamie Collins Franklin County HS (MS) QB|S / #1
C/O 2009
Scout's Take: The Franklin County conversation always begins with Jamie Collins. Jamie is generally the best athlete on the field every weekend. Collins has added some good weight and his frame has grown to a point where he could add 10 to 15 pounds of muscle without hurting his top end speed. He runs the zone read play to near perfection on offense and he shows tremendous ball hawking skills on defense.
Committed to Auburn
Alex Smith Franklin County HS (MS) CB / #26
C/O 2009
Scout's Take: Alex shows surprising power for a player his size. He doubles as a running back and corner back, but he will spend his college days in the defensive secondary. Smith plays with a lot of passion is unafraid of the big hit. He has very good recovery speed in pass coverage.
Committed to Southern Miss
Jordan Hunt Franklin County HS (MS) RB|LB / #21
C/O 2009
Scout's Take: There is a lot to like about Jordan. He is a true power runner who would just as soon run over a defender as around them. He has better than average speed and he does his best work between the tackles. He could end up at linebacker on the next level. He has added some good weight as a senior.
Bobby O'Quinn Franklin County HS (MS) DT / #72
C/O 2010
Scout's Take: O'Quinn's height may cost him a chance at the division one level, but he will catch on some where. He is very difficult to move and he really shows some nice core strength. He moves his feet well. O'Quinn has a lot of natural ability.
Frank HuntFranklin County HS(MS) RB / #25
C/O 2010
Scout's Take: Frank is the next in a long line of power runners from Franklin County and he may have a little more explosiveness than his predecessors. Frank is not just a one cut runner, but he gets north and south in a hurry. He is also a suprisingly good blocker and a team first guy. He gets just as excited when his teammates make plays as he does when he is the guy moving the chains.
Tevin ThomasFranklin County HS(MS) LB / #7
C/O 2010
Scout's Take: Tevin is one of the first players you notice in pre-game warm-ups. He has a great frame, but he will need to add some bulk in the next year. He is quick to the ball and does a good job using his long arms to keep blockers off of him. He could end up at weakside linebacker or maybe strong safety.
Preston SheltonFranklin County HS(MS) OL / #74
C/O 2011
Scout's Take: Preston has a lot of long term potential. When he flattens his back and fires off the ball, he is very tough to deal with. He understands how to run block and he will only improve. He has a real blue collar appeal to him.
Demechery HickingbottomFranklin County HS(MS) OL / #78
C/O 2011
Scout's Take: Big #78 is going to be one to keep an eye on over the next two years. Once he matures a little more physically he is going to attract some attention. He is pretty good about moving his feet and keeping a good base while pass blocking.

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QB Jamie Collins (profile)
OT Demechery Hickingbottom (profile)
RB Frank Hunt (profile)
FB Jordan Hunt (profile)
DT Bobby O'Quinn (profile)
OT Preston Shelton (profile)
S Alex Smith (profile)
WLB Tevin Thomas (profile)
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