Mississippi's Best Available

Mississippi State and Ole Miss both picked up some huge in state commitments over the course of the last two weeks. The month of July proved to be good for both the Bulldogs and Rebels. Both schools appear to figure prominently in the decision of several more prospects who are still debating their college destinations. Here is a quick look at some of the top undecided players with offers.

Nickolas Brassell - Is he a corner or a receiver? That is question that college coaches must answer, but there is no denying Brassell's obvious talent.

Despite offers from around the southeast and beyond, Brassell is expected to stay closer to home as Alabama, Mississippi State and Ole Miss are near the top of his list.

Tobias Singleton - Tobias has been a name followers of high school football in Mississippi have been acquainted with since he first came on the scene two years ago.

Singleton has the best ball skills in the state and the elite top end speed to go with it. He would be an asset in any offense. In the end Tobias' recruitment may boil down to a good old fashioned in state battle between Mississippi State and Ole Miss.

Aaron Morris - Aaron game to prominence last year as the right tackle at Callaway High school. Morris will find his name in the starting line up for the third straight year for the Chargers.

Iron Bowl rivals Alabama and Auburn have recently thrown their hats into the ring and their involvement may slow the selection process down a bit. Mississippi State and Ole Miss have jockeyed for position since last season and it looks to be one of those two schools winning by a nose when decision time comes.

P.J. Jones - The reclusive superstar has been drawing interest and praise since he first made his appearance on the high school level two years ago. Jones has the athleticism to play football for a long time.

Jones was rumored to be close to committing to Ole Miss recently, but it appears those plans are on hold for now as the talented defensive lineman takes a step back in regards to recruiting now that fall practice has arrived.

Cortez Hartzog - The Mississippi Gulf Coast is seeing more and more attention from college recruiters. Two of the state's top ten players hail from schools near the 228 area code and Gulfport's Cortez Hartzog may be the top player still on the board from the region.

Hartzog could play on either side of the ball, but he appears to have his heart set on playing defensive tackle. He was high on the Bulldogs of Mississippi State, but talk of a move to offense slowed that relationship down.

Justin Bell - Bell is good friends and teammates with Aaron Morris at Callaway. Bell picked up early offers from around his home state and he seems content to spend his college days closer to home.

There was talk about a pre-season commitment and that could still take place. While Bell and Morris would love to play together on the next level, that may not happen. Mississippi State and Ole Miss lead for Justin's pledge at this time.

Domonique Harris - The Southaven quarterback is a player to keep up with this fall. He has had a very solid summer leading his team to a 7-on-7 championship at Mississippi State's June camp.

The Bulldogs are the leader for Harris who also holds an offer from Memphis. He reports he is not quite ready to make a decision and that he is also considering the idea of a college basketball career.

Josh Pinkston - Josh was a name that many in the state were talking about earlier this year, but there has not been as much buzz about him in the spring and summer months. One of the main reasons for that is because Josh has not attended a lot of the events some of his more heralded peers have.

Pinkston had a solid showing at the Ole Miss Elite camp and it appears he answered some of the staff's questions in Oxford. Alabama has recently offered, but Josh could end up any number of places even possibly following in his brother Todd's footsteps at Southern Miss.

Gabriel Gray - The Hazlehurst standout holds a handful of offers, but he says without question Mississippi State is his leader. Gray has not been shy about his affection for the Bulldogs, but he has not pulled the trigger on a commitment.

Gabe is one of the top five baseball prospects in Mississippi, so the MLB draft may be an issue with him before he ever sets foot on a college campus.

Jahmel McIntosh - Jahmel really helped himself with a solid summer despite not being 100% healthy. McIntosh created some buzz for himself by leading Team Mississippi in interceptions as part of their championship run at the Badger Sport 7-on-7 southeast regional tournament in Tuscaloosa.

McIntosh holds an offer from Memphis and there was talk of a verbal offer from Mississippi State early in the process. Jahmel is a better player than his offer list indicates and should play his way into some options this season.

Tyriq Patrick - The one time Memphis commitment is one of the most popular players in the state. Buck holds a handful of offers and he spent time on the road this summer looking to add to that total. He could play receiver or safety on the next level.

One of the main reasons Patrick backed away from his pledge to Memphis was because he felt it was simply too early to make a decision. He is a player who should see the demand for his services increase as the dominoes start to fall.

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