OM Passing Camp Review

Eleven high school clubs participated in Coach Nutt's first 7 on 7 tournament. Noxubee County won the event over Kirby (TN). Below we have pictures of the top players we spotted at the camp with a few breaking tidbits.

Top Rising Seniors

Derrick Webb
The Rebels offered the 6' 0", 225 pound LB last month.

Derrick possessed quick lateral movement and had a constant nose for the ball.

Gene Robinson
We thought Gene was the best defensive back at the Ole Miss Sr Camp last summer as only a rising junior. Today, he did not disappoint us. So far, the CB has 9 offers from the likes of Ole Miss, Alabama, Vandy, USM, and Memphis.

"I grew up rooting for Ole Miss. Alabama and Ole Miss were my first offers."

Patrick Christian
The 6' 4", 215 pound DE out of Whitehaven has seen his recruitment pick up by the Rebels. Colorado and North Carolina are also showing high interest, according to Whitehaven head coach, Rodney Saulsberry.

Pat Patterson
Pat could be Mississippi's top overall prospect. He runs exceptional routes and has glue for hands. Already possesses college like body (6' 2", 215).

Ole Miss, MSU, LSU, Arkansas, and Auburn have all offered.

LSU holds the lead but most insiders think it will come down to Ole Miss and MSU when it is all said and done.

Deontae Skinner
The 6' 2", 225 pound defensive end out of Noxubee County holds scholarship offers from the Big 3 in Mississippi. While not having the typical height you would like to see from a DE, he showed great quickness and an explosive first step.

Coach Rocker spent a lot of one on one time with Skinner in the OL/DL individual drills. Easily the most athletic DE at the camp.

The 5' 11", 195 pound QB for Jackson Provine committed to MSU last week.

Whitley is projected to play the safety slot on the next level but you can tell that his first love is at QB, as he increased his hustle every time he went in on offense.

Nickoe has a great body frame and enough athleticism to succeed on the next level.

William Shumpert
Named the Tupelo Journal 2007 Defensive Player of the Year but is projected to play FB on the next level.

"I have offers from Ole Miss, MSU, Arkansas State, and La Tech."

Showed good movement for someone his size and had several plays where his natural aggression came out on the field as he made full contact with several players in a two hand touch environment.

Top Rising Senior sleepers

Tevin Brown
The 5' 11", 180 pound cornerback/receiver out of Fayettte Ware (TN) holds a scholarship offer from Mississippi State.

He constantly had a nose for the ball and looks to be a legit D1 prospect

"Mississippi State has offered me, and I am also receiving a lot of interest from Ole Miss, Memphis, Tennessee, and Arkansas."

Quadarius Austin
Fayette Ware (TN) produced Ricky Holloway last year and it looks like they have another pair who could go on the D1 level.

Austin has great hip flexibility but needs to work on his straight ahead speed.

MSU has offered.

Rico Richardson

One of the relatively unknowns going into the Passing Camp but left a known man by the Ole Miss staff.

An emotional leader who is shows the athleticism skills that it takes to succeed in a BCS conference. "

The 6' 1", 185 pound Natchez star is the heart and soul for their club.

Daryl Kinkle

We had been hearing whispers that the best unknown prospect inside MS could be the Holly Spring CB.

By today's performance, we now see why.

The only question remains is Kinkle's lateral movement. Does he have the hip flexibility to make it at CB? If not, he has the body to play safety.

We saw one catch where Daryl jumped out of the roof to go up and get the ball.

The Rebels are very interested and it will be interesting to see how his recruitment plays out from here on out.

Top Rising Juniors

Vincent Sanders

As reported earlier, the 6' 2", 175 pound junior was offered by the Rebels today.

"Coach Kent Austin offered me today. He said I could play a lot at Ole Miss. He liked the way I caught the ball."

Noxubee County beatt Kirby (TN) in the championship game of the 7 on 7 tournament.

"The camp was just a great experience for me. I saw a lot of new defenses today. I learned how to adjust to the different defenses."

And what was Sanders reaction to the Ole Miss offer?

"I was shocked. I told him that he made my day. There is nothing like getting your first scholarship offer. It brought a big ole smile to my face."

The offer looks to have made an impact with the rising junior.

"Ole Miss is definitely my top school. I just like their coaching staff and how many good players they have coming back on their team."

Fred Flenorl
The rising junior was named the top underclassmen at the Nike Combine in Tuscaloosa last year.

The 6' 3", 200 pounder displayed a strong arm and threw it pretty accurately.

Tokyo Robertson
The Fayette Ware (TN) athlete could have been the best prospect off of their squad which already sports two players with SEC offers.

Very fluid on the field and the 6' 3", 190 pounder could land at several different positions on the collegiate level.

Asian Ruff
The 6' 1", 170 pound receiver off of Itawamba's squad showed great body control and hands.

Was one of the standouts at the Army All-American combine in February.

Will be one to watch in the '2010 class.

Passing Camp Tidbits

**The schools who participated in Ole Miss' 7 on 7 tournament were Itawamba, Memphis Mitchell, Memphis Whitehaven, Memphis Kirby, Fayette Ware (TN), Jackson Provine, Noxubee County, Holly Springs, Center Hill, Natchez, DeSoto Central.

Noxubee County (MS) defeated Kirby (TN) in the championship game.

**Speaking of Kirby (TN), acouple of players who caught our eye that were not photo were FS Tyshawn Austin and DE Ceaser Johnson.

**South Panola did not attend the camp because they will be in Oxford on Monday in another 7 on 7 tournament with Lafayette County, Itawamba, and Bruce.

**A couple players that will be moving into the Mississippi Top 40 rankings today that were not listed before are FB William Shumpert and DB Daryl Kinkle out of Holly Springs.

That is what we love about the camps. You think you have your state pegged, and then there you find out about several sleepers who are more deserving than some of the highly ranked players.

**Another player who was already listed in our Top 40 that will move up is Noxubee County's Deontae Skinner.

Wow, what a first step this young man possesses, and with his body frame, we could see him turn into a 6' 1", 290 pound defensive tackle before it is all said and done.

**Speaking of Noxubee County, we were a little disappointed with WR Pat Patterson after watching him run at the track meet in the North Half Finals, but what we learned today is that he has game speed, ala Jerry Rice. He also possesses glue for hands and a body that few in college have.

Not sure why Pat is not more highly recruited than he is currently getting, but we have a sneaky feeling that offer list will grow be leaps and bounds before it is all said and done.

**A player who moved down was probably Jackson Provine's Nickoe Whitley. He simply did not hustle enough and seems to be a little stiff to play the safety slot.

**Memphis' Gene Robinson, continues to be one of the more underrated players by He is a very high D1 prospect and has all the tools to be a big time safety on the next level.

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