City: Uninc Lafayette County, MS
Web site: http://www.olemisssports.com/
|Name||Rating||Ht./Wt.||High School||Position||Colleges Considering|
|Bobby Massie||B||6'8''/335||Hargrave Military Prep (VA)||Offensive tackle||Mississippi|
|Cameron Whigham||No Rating||6'3/230||Shiloh High School||Defensive end||Mississippi|
|Clarence Jackson||No Rating||6'2"/215||North Clayton High School||Running back||Mississippi|
|Delino DeShields||No Rating||5'9"/180||Woodward Academy||Running back||Central Florida, Georgia Tech, Mississippi and Stanford|
|Evan Swindall||No Rating||6'3"/282||LaFayette High School||Center||Mississippi|
|Joel Kight||A-||5'10"/210||M.L. King High School||Linebacker||Mississippi|
|Jonathan Holland||B||6'1"/210||Henry County High School||Linebacker||Akron, Clemson, Connecticut, Mississippi and North Carolina|
|Juwan Thompson||A-||5'11"/212||Woodward Academy||Running back||Central Florida, Duke, Mississippi and Stanford|
|Ryan Campbell||B+||6'0"/170||Carver-Columbus High School||Cornerback||Mississippi|
Interest in North Atlanta quarterback Jamal Londry-Jackson's continues to rise. Injured during his junior season, Londry-Jackson threw for 1,652 yards and 20 touchdowns during his senior campaign. He rushed for 276 yards and five scores. Those numbers caught the attention of new Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin, who visited Londry-Jackson's home earlier today. "I was still at school, but coach Kiffin talked to my mom," said Londry-Jackson, who received a visit from Georgia Tech assistant Buzz Preston on Monday. "He said I have a good live arm, am athletic and good at my position. But I don't fit into their pro style of offense that they're going to run. "My game is out of the shotgun because we ran the spread. But he took my package and said he'd spread the word about me." The 6-foot-4, 185-pound Londry-Jackson also spoke with coaches from Kent State and Ole Miss today. "We talked to [assistant] coach [Tracy] Rocker of Ole Miss tonight on the phone," Londry-Jackson said. "He seemed interested. He said they'll call me next week. "They'll let me know, yes or no, about an offer then."
The story of Central Macon linebacker Javarus Faulk is unique in more ways than one. The 6-foot, 220-pound senior linebacker benches 375 pounds, runs the 40-yard dash in 4.6 seconds, and is a good student. But he stands apart from virtually everyone else in one other matter -- he is deaf. Despite that handicap, Central coach Anthony Hines is convinced Faulk will eventually land a college scholarship. "Ole Miss [defensive coordinator] Tyrone Nix loves him. He is really trying to work with [Faulk]. I don't know where that is going to end up. [Ole Miss] hasn't offered, but I really think some Division II schools will real soon," said Hines.
Dutchtown’s Joe Stewart’s distracting ways have helped the Bulldogs to a breakout season. In its fifth varsity season, the Henry County school has assured itself of its first non-losing season. The Bulldogs are 5-4 heading into this weekend’s game against Region 4-AAAA leader North Clayton. They had not won more than two games in any of the previous four seasons. A big reason is the 6-foot, 165-pound Stewart, who has played quarterback, wide receiver, running back and kick returner. He specializes in returning kicks and playing receiver. His 4.4 speed in the 40 has drawn attention of more than recruiters. “When I’m on the field, people are looking to see where I am,” said Stewart, who was averaging three catches and 40 receiving yards per game entering last week’s 27-22 loss to Griffin. “People won’t even kick off to me. If they kick it, they kick it away from me. I’m double-teamed all the time [at receiver]. … “I don’t like it, but if that helps my team win, it’s OK being a distraction.” Stewart has offers from Missouri, where his father Joe Sr. played, as well as Stanford, Ole Miss, North Carolina State, Central Florida, Hawaii and several smaller programs.
Dutchtown playmaker Joe Stewart is wise to listen to his father, Joe Sr., a former NFL receiver. But that doesn’t mean he’ll follow Dad’s footsteps in college. Joe Sr. still holds record at the University of Missouri, and while the Tigers are on the younger Stewart’s lengthy list of offers he may not end up at the Big 12 school. “He put everything on me and says whatever I want, wherever I want to go,” Stewart said of his father’s advice in the recruiting process. “He says, ‘If you’re good enough they’ll come and find you.’” Which may or may not mean Mizzou. The 6-foot, 165-pound “athlete” with 4.4 speed in the 40 also has offers from Stanford, Ole Miss, North Carolina State, Central Florida, Hawaii, along with several smaller programs. Alabama is in the mix, too, although an offer hasn’t come yet. Stewart, who projects as a receiver/kick returner in college, said Alabama wrote him a few weeks ago to tell him that they were coming to see him play and has been in contact since. “They’ve been contacting me every week. I’m hoping they’ll offer,” he said. Stewart has visits planned to Missouri, Central Florida and Stanford, and would like to swing a visit to Hawaii, for obvious reasons.
It takes about a minute for Kell receiver Marlon Anthony to name the list of schools that have given him scholarship offers. But there are two he cares about that aren’t on that list. Anthony, who is a member of the AJC’s The Georgia 150, is a game-changer who could lend his services to Mississippi State, Louisville, Arkansas, Ole Miss or Indiana. He’d like to hear from Auburn or Georgia. “I think he’s got his sights set on either Auburn or Georgia,” Kell coach Derek Cook said. “He’s definitely an SEC wide receiver. It’s still a question of where he’ll end up.” Anthony has not picked his favorites. He likes Sylvester Croom and Mississippi State, but also prefers the offensive style of Arkansas. There is one hitch for the Razorbacks, though. “I don’t know if I’d get along with [Bobby] Petrino,” Anthony said. “They’re a good school, though. I’m just keeping my options open right now.”