Thames Claims 3rd and 4th Offers

The last time Mississippi high school football fans saw Dennis Thames he was celebrating MVP honors for his two touchdowns in the 3A state title game. Since that time Thames has seen a spike in the demand for his services on the college level.

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"I have four offers so far," said Dennis. "Mississippi State, Southern Miss, Ole Miss and Michigan have offered."

The quartet of schools with early offers all see the possibility of Thames being a prospect who could help in multiple capacities.

"Southern Miss talked to me about playing DB and Ole Miss is talking about me playing on offense," said Dennis. "Michigan wants me to play slot WR and Mississippi State told me that I would do good on special teams returning kicks and that I could play DB or play receiver."

Thames would like to camp at all four schools at some point this summer.

Dennis has the benefit of having the ear of uncle Marcus Thames who plays for the Detroit Tigers. Dennis reports that the relationship has been very beneficial during the recruiting process.

"He has given me a lot of good advice so far," said Thames. "He just wants me to go to best place for me. He tells me he wants me to go somewhere that I can have success. He told me the most important thing is that I need to be successful in life and be happy with my decision."

Another relationship that may prove to be a factor in Dennis' decision making process is his friendship with his high school quarterback Clayton Moore.

"Southern Miss has offered both of us," said Thames. "We would like to play together at the next level. We talk about it all of the time. It would be good if things worked out like that."

At this time Dennis has no plans to end the recruiting process and is enjoying the interaction he is having with colleges.

"I am going to wait and see how my season goes before I make my decision," said Thames. "You just never know what might happen."


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