One of the top wide-outs at the Rebel Yell camp happened to be a rising junior from Cleveland (MS). …
Tide has early lead
"I don't have any offers yet," said Jahmel McIntosh. "Mississippi State has been pushing really hard. Alabama and Ole Miss are showing me some real strong interest. I am getting other mail, but those are the main schools. "Alabama is really the school I want to attend though. I love the atmosphere down there. It's a big time school. They have great academics. Coach Saban is a great coach. I have been to a few other games, and they were nothing like it was at Alabama." McIntosh talked more about the Tide vs. the South Carolina Gamecocks. "The visit to Alabama was crazy," he said. "The fans are so wild. The 'Quad' was really good. The fans treat you so great. They are all about barbeque, Roll Tide and the fight song. "When Mark Barron got the interception and scored I could feel the stadium shaking. It was a real good atmosphere. "I had seen the school before, but I got another tour. We ate a bunch of barbeque. I talked to a couple of the coaches. I spoke to coach [Curt]Cignetti and coach [Bo] Davis. They were talking real good. Coach Cignetti was telling me to make sure I send them my highlight tape. "I like Alabama a lot. They have a real good program and good tradition. The campus lifestyle is really good. My offensive coordinator, Casey Gilbert, played at Alabama. He took me to the Alabama camp when I was a sophomore. They divided us up, and they put me in the prospect group. I have had a real good relationship with them." The talented athlete attended the Ole Miss camp and hopes to hear more from the Rebels. "Ole Miss shows me some love, and then sometimes they don't," McIntosh said. "I went to their campus during the summer, and Keiwone Malone was up there. He and I are real good friends. "He is committed to Alabama, but the Ole Miss coaches gave him all the attention at the camp. They didn't give anyone else the time of day. They kept putting him out there to go up against people and wouldn't let any of us show our skills. "Ole Miss is still a good program. I like their campus and atmosphere. I have a couple former teammates up there, and they talk good about it. I would like to see Ole Miss step it up." Another in-state program giving McIntosh a lot of early attention is Mississippi State. "I usually speak to coach Smith from Mississippi State every week," he said. "I talked to him the day before the Alabama-Ole Miss game. He was asking if I planned on going to Ole Miss instead of Mississippi State. I just told him no sir, and that it was still my junior year. "Mississippi State is looking at me as a safety and most of the other schools are saying receiver. Mississippi State is building their program. They came up six inches short against LSU. They have come up short against Houston and Georgia Tech. Mississippi State is a real good program." McIntosh plans to attend the Mississippi State-Florida game and Alabama-LSU game. Southern Miss is another program of interest as well. "Southern Miss has been talking to me," he said. "They told me I could come to any home games. They had a senior camp at Delta State that they invited me to even though I was an underclassman. They told me they liked what they saw. They were going to keep in touch with me." The 6-foot-2.5, 200-pound prospect talked about his season on both sides of the ball. "The season is going good," McIntosh said. "I am doing better on defense than offense compared to last year. I am kind of a hybrid linebacker. I play safety then slide down to linebacker. "I have 85 tackles, one interceptios and a couple batted passes. We have another receiver who is a senior. They are throwing the ball to him more. I have caught everything thrown to me. We are 3-0 in district."
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