Jehiem Oatis (Gene Swindoll, Gene's Page)

Class of 2021 TE Jehiem Oatis impresses MSU coaches

Columbia (MS) High School 9th grader Jehiem Oatis camps at Mississippi State.

  • Name: Jehiem Oatis
  • Classification: 2021
  • High School: Columbia (MS) High School
  • Position: TE/OL
  • HT: WT: 6-5, 287
  • Scout.com Ranking: NR
  • Schools of Interest: Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Southern Miss


Oatis explained how he wound up attending the Mississippi State camp.

"We looked up camps and my uncle signed me up and we came and worked out," said Oatis.

He enjoyed his camp experience.

"I liked it. We worked hard and I learned some things," said Oatis. "You have a good attitude and say yes sir, no sir."

He was impressed with his position coach at the camp, MSU assistant coach D.J. Looney.

"Coach Looney is a good tight ends coach," said Oatis. "He taught us a lot about the tight end position."

And Looney was just as impressed with Oatis.

"They told me that I worked hard," said Oatis. "He said that I came out here and showed them what I could do. He said they are going to recruit me because I came out here and did what they asked me to do."

Not only was he impressed with his camp experience but he was also impressed with what he saw from Mississippi State.

"We didn't know everything was going to be so big at Mississippi State," said Oatis. "When we walked into the (Leo Seal) building it was real nice inside. I just like Mississippi State."


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