<b>STEPHEN ARANT</b>, a wide receiver/safety for Indianola Academy, has had Mississippi State come to one of his games this season. Ole Miss is also staying in contact with him. SuperPrep selected Stephen as their 23rd best player in Mississippi in their pre-season magazine, while PrepStar selection him as a member of their All-Region team.

CHRIS BOOKER, a linebacker from Northwest Rankin High School, is receiving the most interest from the three in-state schools, Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Southern Miss. Chris is SuperPrep's Pre-season magazine's choice as the 25th best player in Mississippi.

Noxubee County High School linebacker O'BRYANT BRANDY is receiving significant interest from Ole Miss. O'Bryant is a PrepStar All-Region selection.

ROBBY D'ANGELO, an offensive lineman from Harrison Central High School, is receiving heavy interest from Kentucky, Ole Miss, Southern Miss, Memphis, Tulane, U-La at Lafayette, Oklahoma State, and Rice as well as interest from Auburn and Tennessee. Robby, who is rated the 12th best player in the state of Mississippi in the SuperPrep Pre-season magazine, will be visiting the Florida at LSU game this weekend. PrepStar selected him to their All-Region team.

JAMES MCCOY, an 6-foot-4, 291-pound, offensive lineman from Moss Point High School, is receiving significant interest from LSU, Ole Miss, Florida, West Virginia, and Southern Miss. James, who runs the forty in 5.1 seconds and benches 405 pounds, is open as far as schools are concerned. He plans on checking out the schools that are showing the most interest in him.

KINGI MCNAIR, a 6-foot-2, 218-pound quarterback/defensive back from Pelahatchie High School, is most interested in Mississippi State and Tennessee at the moment. He is also receiving interest from Southern Miss and West Virginia. Kingi, who runs a 4.5 forty, is a PrepStar All-Region selection and is rated the 13th best player in the state of Mississippi, according to the pre-season issue of SuperPrep.

Cleveland East Side High School quarterback ARIES NELSON, SuperPrep Pre-season magazine's selection as 15th best player in Mississippi, is receiving interest from Mississippi State, Memphis, Southern Miss and LSU. Aries was also selected as an All-Region selection by PrepStar magazine.

ELBERT SHUMAKE, a defensive lineman/tight end from Moss Point High School, is receiving interest from Memphis and Southern Miss. Elbert was selected as one of the top 40 players in the state of Mississippi, according to SuperPrep's pre-season magazine.

** My information came directly from either the players or their parents. The SuperPrep and PrepStar rating info was obtained from their pre-season magazines. The players were listed in alphabetical order.

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