U.S. Army Combine: Mississippi Preview

The U.S. Army Combine will take place on Friday December 7th in San Antonio as a prelude to the 2011 U.S. Army Game on Saturday. A handful of talented prospects from Mississippi are expected to be on hand for the event as they prepare for their time in the recruiting spotlight.

Xavier Grindle - RB East Marion: Grindle heads into the spring as the top running back prospect in the Magnola state for the 2012 signing class.

The talented speedster has amassed some extremely impressive totals on the ground in his high school career. He currently holds an offer from Mississippi State with several other schools showing interest including Alabama, LSU and Nebraska.

Devon Desper - OL Madison Central: Desper had an injury shortened season, but as considered one of the top offensive line prospecs in Mississippi.

Desper's head coach, Bobby Hall, projects Devon as a national level recruit that should draw the same level of attention as former Madison Central Jaguar Chas Ramsey who signed with Auburn.

Lawrence Brown - TE New Hope: Brown has been a key weapon for Coach Michael Bradley's offense the past two years.

Brown is a true tight end who has very good size and should be a prospect of interest during the spring evaluation period.

Issac Gross - DE South Panola: Gross is expected to be the next big defensive lineman in Batesville for the 6A power.

Mississippi State and Ole Miss are already talking offer and several other schools will be inquiring soon.

Cedric Jiles - S Clinton: Jiles made a name for himself this summer on the camp and combine circut and is expected to be a popular name this year as well.

The Arrows had another solid season this year and Cedric will be a big part of the defensive efforts.

Austin Shumpert - CB IAHS: Shumpert was one of the top pass defenders all season in 2010. Shumpert was one of the leaders in Mississippi in pass interceptions and should excel during the battery of testing events in the Alama bowl on Friday.

Drew Rowell - QB Madison Central: Rowell will have to be a leader for sure this fall with the Jags looking to rebuild after losing a strong senior class.

Rowell has very good size and should be an interesting prospect to see in action on Friday.

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