Heard also displayed some very good cover skills as a defensive back and the ability to run away from defenders as a pass receiver.
Heard is open to either position on the college level, so his projected position will likely depend on team need. With his ability to cover and his speed to erase mistakes, he looks like a natural at free safety.
The Hamilton High School standout holds an offer from Mississippi State, with a trio of other schools considering following suit after seeing Heard in camp this month.
Corinth High School standout Antares Gwyn worked at quarterback, but also agreed to run some routes as a pass receiver. Recruited as an athlete by most schools, Gwyn is the type of player that is tough to pass on due to his versatility.
Gwyn recorded a 4.51 in the 40 yard dash and was among the most explosive players during the one-on-one drills.
Nettleton defensive end Chris Long was among the most dominant players in the pass protection drills. Measuring in right at 6-3, 227 pounds, Long has the frame to carry some serious weight without hurting his athleticism or dexterity.
In a year where the state has some serious defensive line prospects, Long may be the biggest sleeper of the bunch. Long plans to make the camp rounds this summer and he projects as a D1 player without question.
Home Field Advantage
Tupelo High brought one of their most talented groups to the event. Several underclassmen turned in tremendous times with rising freshman Jordan Jernigan running a 4.49 in the 40 yard dash. More than just a speed merchant,Jerningan looked crisp in drills snagging passes out of the air effortlessly and without gloves. Great speed and great hands, what's not to like?
Corner R'Darious Edwards proved to be one of the top performers in testing drills. Edwards 40 time of 4.61 is more to do with technique than foot speed. A month with his track coach and Edwards is a 4.4 sprinter. Edwards turned in the top time in the short shuttle (3.9) and had the longest broad jump 129 inches. Those numbers are freakishly good.
Perhaps the top QB in attendance was THS standout Daniel Bistrow who is getting interest from several college programs with Troy setting the pace so far. Bristow routinely dropped the ball in between the numbers and the boundary where only his guy could catch it.