The Alabama-Mississippi players feature a ton of talent, and some are hoping to improve their final…
ALA-MISS All-Stars Practice Report ll
Players on the offensive side of the ball who are really looking good in the first day of practice include Tyler Russell, four-star quarterback from Meridian, Pat Patterson, three-star wide receiver from Macon-Noxubee County, Kevin Norwood, three-star wide receiver from Biloxi-D'Iberville and Chad Bumphis, four-star wide receiver from Tupelo. Russell certainly looks the part and had a great day in wet conditions. He is tall, which makes it easier to see the field and throws a very nice ball. The Mississippi State commitment has a lot of upside, and he could see some schools turn up the heat after a sensational senior season. Patterson is possibly the most underrated prospect in the Magnolia State. He is a very physical prospect with great hands and good routes. He could receive a bump in the rankings if he continues to have a very successful week. Norwood is one of the best athletes on the field. He is playing receiver this week, but could move to safety at the next level. He made a couple of really great catches in the rain and could see a bump in the rankings as well. Bumphis is a very dangerous player with the ball in his hands. The four-star prospect will play multiple positions on offense for the Mississippi squad. Expect Bumphis to make big plays come Saturday. The Mississippi defense is stacked, especially on the defensive line. The Alabama team will have a tough time matching up against this quick, explosive front. Fletcher Cox, three-star defensive end and Miss. State commitment from Yazoo City, was the best on the field Tuesday. Cox has incredible speed and a big reason why college coaches are looking at him as a linebacker/end. Josh Boyd, four-star defensive tackle and Miss. State commitment from Philadelphia, had a very good work out. A couple of other players who were impressive included Marvin Burdette, from Batesville-South Panola and William Shumpert, three-star fullback from Fulton-Itawamba Agricultural. Both are playing as undersized ends, but their speed was tremendous. A few defensive backs caught our attention including Khairi Usher, from Merdian and David Conner, from South Panola. Scout.com will travel to watch the Mississippi squad again Wednesday morning. The afternoon session will take us back to Murphy High School to see the Alabama guys. We'll flip-flop the practice sessions all week.
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