Noles Eye Juco All-American

With the graduation of three senior wide receivers after the end of the season, finding a JUCO wide receiver to step right in will be a priority for the Garnet & Gold. Coach Mickey Andrews has his eyes on pass-catcher that is considered by many experts to be the very best JUCO wide receiver in the country. What's the latest on the 6-foot-5 and 220 pound standout from Poplarville (MS) Pearl River? Do the Noles have a shot?

br>"I'm either going to visit unofficially the Florida State/Florida or Auburn/Alabama game this weekend," Larry Brackens. "After the season, I'm going to officially visit USC, Florida State, Texas A&M, LSU and Alabama. All of those schools are even."

Brackens told what he likes about each one of his favorites.

USC- They passes the ball a lot and they have a very good quarterback.

FSU- I've liked them ever since I was a little boy. It would be a dream to play there.

Texas A&M- They have a pretty good quarterback.

LSU- They have a good quarterback. Coach Saban calls me a lot. He's a real nice guy.

Alabama- That's where I'm from and they have a good quarterback coming back next year in Brody Croyle.

The standout JUCO receiver told that early playing time and having a good quarterback to throw him the ball will be the biggest factors in him selecting a school.

Brackins compares his style of play to Randy Moss and his head Coach Tim Hatten agrees.

"He's a randy Moss type of player," Hatten said. "He's not afraid to go across the middle and make the big-catch. His strengths are that he doesn't have any weakness. He'll even block his man into the dirt."

Brackens, who will graduate in May, has over 950 yards receiving this season.

In two weeks, his team will battle Butler Community College for the National Championship.

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