Mississippi Stars

The state of Mississippi has a rich football legacy. The 2014 crop of college football hopefuls are looking to do their part to represent their home state on the next level. Several Mississippi players have been selected to take part in various All-Star games around the region and nation.

Meridian High four star C.J. Hampton, an Ole Miss commitment, was recently named to the roster of the U.S. Army All-American game.

Hampton will join Florida State verbal Markell Pack of Purvis in San Antonio who is to be presented his Army All-American jersey on October 30th.

Recent Mississippi State pledge Jesse Jackson of Petal will join Ole Miss verbal commitment Rod Taylor in Orlando in the Under Armour All-American Bowl.

Another pair of Magnolia Staters, Gerri Green and Jamoral Graham will be making the trip out west to represent Mississippi in the Semper Fidelis All-American game.

Both Green and Graham are committed to Mississippi State.

The Bulldogs will also have a rooting interest in the Offense/Defense All-American Bowl as Columbia Academy kicker Logan Cooke and West Point running back Aeris Williams have been selected to take part in the All-Star festivities in Orlando.

Oklahoma verbal Tito Windham will also participate in that game.

While many of Mississippi's best will be scattered around the country for national All-Star events, they will come together to take on their counterparts from Alabama in the annual border war between the states.

Several Mississippi prospects who have already declared their college intentions will look to end a five game losing streak to the Alabama All-Stars.

Mississippi State leads the All-Star pack with five selections, Dontavian Lee (FCAHS), Aeris Williams (West Point), Jesse Jackson (Petal), Jamoral Graham (Newton County) and Gerri Green (Greenville-Weston).

Ole Miss fans will get to cheer for Rebel commitments D.K. Buford (Lafayette), Sammie Epps (Greenwood), C.J. Hampton (Meridian) and A.J. Moore (Bassfield).

Louisiana has done a solid job of recruiting the state of Mississippi since Coach Mark Hudpseth took the reigns in Lafayette.

There are three future Cajuns playing for the Mississippi All-Stars: Genard Avery (Grenada), Taboris Lee (Choctaw Central) and Shareef White (Grenada)

Southern Miss will have a pair of commitments playing in Montgomery that day as Picasso Nelson (Oak Grove) and Cornell Armstrong (Bassfield) will help patrol the secondary.

Several other committed prospects have also been selected to the All-Star squad.

Florida State four star Markell Pack (Purvis), Jacksonville State quarterback commitment Wyatt Roberts (Louisville), ULM get Doug Lofton (Taylorsville) UAB verbal Jalen Stewart (Columbus), LSU commit Devin Voorhies (Wilkinson County) and Oklahoma pledge Tito Windham (Harrison Central).

Missisippi All-Star selections Grant Harris (Clinton), J.T. Gray (Clarksdale) and Kyle Strickland (Brandon) hold FBS level offers, but have not made their college decisions yet.

Fans of college football might want to make it a point to watch the Bernard Blackwell All-Star classic this December.

The talent level on the rosters for that game continues to improve.

Nine prospects selected for that annual affair have already announced their school of choice.

Southern Miss has a pair of current commitments slated to take part in what is billed as the North/South game.

Korey Robertson (Greenwood) will play for the North, while future teammate Curtis Mikell (Bassfield) will look to shut him down for the south.

Bassfield standout C.J. Moore, an Ole Miss, commitment will also play for the south.

Mississippi State fans will look for defensive end Darius Liggins of Oxford to set the edge for the North.

North Pike offensive lineman Ethan Frith is set to sign with Florida State and will be a part of the roster for the south squad.

ULM wide receivers' coach Mario Price should be a party of interest as two of his future players, D'marius Gillespie (Center Hill) and Marcus Green (North Pontotoc) team up in hopes of getting a North side win.

Future Memphis Tiger Caleb Grant will represent Byhalia and Ken Edwards of Neshoba Central will carry the banner for the Ragun' Cajuns of Louisiana.

Bernard Blackwell selections Tre Brown (Choctaw Central), Breeland Speaks (Callaway) and Alex Woodall (McComb) hold FBS offers, but have not announced their college decisions yet.

While the national All-Star selection process continues, there are currently eight Mississippi prospects slated to play in national events and the Mississippi/Alabama All-Star game.

Those double duty All-Star selections are: Jamoral Graham (Newton County), Gerri Green (Greenville-Weston), C.J. Hampton (Meridian), Jesse Jackson (Petal), Roderick Taylor (Callaway), Markell Pack (Purvis), Aeris Williams (West Point) and Tito Windham (Harrison Central).

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