Outstanding 2014 Juco OT Receives 1st Offer

East Mississippi Community College left tackle Avery Gennesy, one of the top class of 2014 offensive linemen in the Mississippi junior college ranks, has received an offer from Oklahoma State.

  • Name: Avery Gennesy
  • Classification: Sophomore
  • High School: East Mississippi Community College
  • Position: Left Offensive Tackle
  • HT:-WT: 6-foot-5, 315
  • Schools of Interest: Oklahoma State (offer)
  • Scout.com/FOXSports Next Ranking: NR

    "Oklahoma State's (offensive line coach) Joe Wickline offered Avery last Thursday," said East Mississippi Community College head coach Buddy Stephens, who is going into his sixth season as the head coach of East Mississippi Community College.

    The offer from Oklahoma State is Gennesy's first offer and an impressive me according to Stephens.

    "Getting a Big 12 offer in February is big," said Stephens, who has had an average of 22 players sign with four-years colleges each season during his first five years at East Mississippi Community College.

    Offers are not new to Gennesy who had them from Arkansas State, Florida International, Memphis, Southern Miss and UAB and interest from LSU, Mississippi State and Ole Miss as a senior at Southaven (MS) High School.

    And Stephens won't be surprised to see Gennesy receive even more offers over the course of the next few months.

    "I believe Avery is one of the best offensive linemen in the state (junior college ranks)," said Stephens, who has seen 13 of his players earn NJCAA All-American honors during his five seasons at time at EMCC.

    Scout.com/FOXSportsNext southeast recruiting analyst Steve Robertson, who scouted Gennesy in high school and the Mississippi/Alabama practices, also believes he is a very talented player.

    "He played in the Mississippi/Alabama All-Star game. I thought he had the type ability to play for a BCS school," said Robertson. "And I thought he would end up receiving an offer from a BCS school late in the recruiting process but he didn't. Now that he has been at East Mississippi Community College for a couple of years it looks like he will now realize his dream and play for a BCS college program."

    Gene Swindoll is the publisher of the GenesPage.com website, the source for Mississippi State sports on Scout.com sports network. You can contact him by emailing swindoll@genespage.com.

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