1st Team All-State
Ole Miss placed a total of 5 1st Team
All-State selections by the Clarion Ledger this morning, which is the only
poll that takes in all of the classifications, public and private. They were RB
(named Mr. Football in the state of Mississippi), DE Josh
Tillman, CB Derrick
Herman, LB Marlon Walls, and OL Quinn
There are several more players that made the
1st Team All-State team that the Rebels are hot after in DT Bo
Tillman, WR DeAndre
Brown (Mr. Football Finalist), OL James
Brown, DL Terrance
Pope, CB Alonzo
Lawrence (Mr. Football Finalist), DB Charles
Mitchell, Ath Akeem
Davis, and dBKendrick
The next highest total were 2 1st Team All-State selections by Mississippi State. They were Trevor Stigers (named Metro Player of the Year) and Jon Paul Alford.
The Bulldogs are also heavily in the mix for a couple of DB's who made the team in Charles Mitchell and Alonzo Lawrence and have also offered a greyshirt to Columbus' OL Tobias Smith.
USM does not currently have any All-State commitments from the state of Mississippi but look for them to get in the mix with players like dBKendrick Presley, Ath Timothy Graham, Ath Akeem Davis, and DL Terrance Pope in the next several weeks.
The only other school to place a 1st Team All-State selection was La Tech in QB Bret Jefcoat..
2nd Team All-State
MSU placed the most selections on the 2nd Team All-State squad in LB Antonio Hoskins, CB Arceto Clark, and dBDelmon Robinson. The Dogs remain heavily in the mix for DL Andre Wadley and Ath Rashun Dixon off of the second team.
Ole Miss placed two commits on
the 2nd Team in DT Willie
Packer and LB Josh Chestang out of Moss Point. The Rebels are
also in the mix with LB Ramon
Blakeney and DL Andre Wadley.
The only other BCS college to have a representative on the 2nd Team was Auburn in dBDrew Cole.
Players committed from Mississippi that did not make either team
MSU has a total of 4 players committed
from Mississippi that made neither team. They are 3 star DL Joshua
Jackson, 4 star DL Templeton
Hardy, 3 star DL Devin
Jones (ACL tear which caused him to miss his senior season), and 3
star RB Montario
Ole Miss had three commitments from the Magnolia state that failed to make either squad in 3 star dBBud Barksdale, 3 star dBDominique Davenport, and 2 star WR Horatio Williams.
There were no more D1 commits from Mississippi that failed to make either squad.
And down the stretch they go
There are several highly sought
after All-State selections who have yet to make up their mind.
They are 5 Star WR DeAndre Brown (Mr. Football Finalist), 4 Star CB Alonzo Lawrence (Mr. Football Finalist), 4 Star DT Bo Tillman, 4 star DL Andre Wadley, Mississippi's Gatorade Player of the Year in Charles Mitchell, 3 star Kendrick Presley, and 3 star Ath Rashun Dixon who may opt out of football altogether and go in the upcoming baseball draft.
4 star RB Ken Davis failed to qualify and is already enrolled at ICC.
Several more highly regarded players from the All-State team that are expected to sign on the D1 level are Ath Akeem Davis, DL Terrance Pope, and OL James Brown.
A Look at the Future
very talented junior class placed three players on the 1st Team
All-State squad. They are Ath Dennis Thames, LB David Conners, WR
There were six 2nd Team selections, which were the most in 18 years. They were DL Josh Boyd, DL Fletcher Cox, WR Chad Bumphis, QB Clayton Moore, and QB Tyler Russell.