Mississippi Notebook

Last week the Mississippi Association of Coaches named their selections for the annual border war with Alabama known as the Mississippi/Alabama All-Star game. It is a tremendous honor for the players who earn the chance to represent their home state in such a high profile event.

The 2012 All-Star roster has a Maroon tint to it as nine Mississippi State verbal commitments were selected.

WR Scott Austin (Biloxi) OL Kent Flowers (Simmons), WR Tyre'oune Holmes (Tylertown), DE Chris Jones (Houston), OL Deon Mix (South Panola), RB Kailo Moore (West Bolivar), OL Jake Thomas (Columbus) and DB Brandon Wells (Bogue Chitto) all look forward to getting to know more about each other before they make the move to Starkville in the Summer.

Southern Miss fans saw four of their in state pledges make the list: OL Devin Farrior (Wayne County), S Evan Osborne (Pearl) DE Jaboree Poole (Brookhaven), WR Jamarcus Revies (Petal).

Ole Miss commitment Derrick Jones (Eupora) and South Alabama verbal Tevaris McCormick (Biloxi) will carry their banner for their future schools during All-Star week.

Team Mississippi will look to end an Alabama four game winning streak that dates back to the team led by IAHS quarterback Bret Jefcoat, George County star Alonzo Lawrence and five star wide receiver DeAndre Brown who knocked off Alabama and current Atlanta Falcon Julio Jones.

National All-Stars

While the rosters for the All-American All-Star games have not been finalized, a quartet of Mississippians have already been tabbed to represent their communities against some of the best players in the country.

South Panola recently had ceremonies to honor the selections of Antonio Conner to the Under Armour All-American game and Deon Mix to the U.S. Army All-American game.

The Semper Fidelis All-American game sponsored by the United States Marine Corps invited Houston defensive end Chris Jones and West Bolivar running back Kailo Moore to take part in their game.

Fans of rival schools like to keep tabs on which of their home games high profile prospects attend during the course of the season.

Mississippi State and Ole Miss have not gone head to head with too many home weekends throughout the season, just three.

One of those weekends had the Rebels hosting Auburn in the morning and Mississippi State hosted Tennessee that night which provided prospects a chance to attend a double header or sorts.

The three weeks leading up to the Battle for the Golden Egg have the Bulldogs and Rebels alternating home dates, so both programs will have the chance to host the top prospects in the state without any competition from their other school.

Mississippi State will host Texas A&M and Arkansas, while Ole Miss will host Vandy and close out the home slate with the rival Bulldogs coming to Oxford.

Both schools finish up the year with three of their final five games on the road.

Who's seeing who?

Much has been made about Antonio Conner's desire to stay closer to home the day after his own football games.

It is reported that Conner has only attended one college game this season and that was to see Ole Miss host Auburn.

On the flip side of things, Ashton Shumpert has attended a home game at Georgia, one at Ole Miss and two at Mississippi State.

Both programs will certainly have tickets set aside of both blue chips in their final two home games.

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