Recruiting Article, December 10, 2003

A recruiting update on Brookhaven (MS) HS DL Philip Tobias, Vicksburg (MS) HS LB Rory Johnson, Rome (GA) HS CB Quentin Griffin, Theodore HS (Mobile, AL) OL Edward Robinson.

Brookhaven (MS) HS DL Philip Tobias (6-3, 275)

Philip, one of the better defensive linemen in the state of Mississippi this year, recently committed to Southern Miss.

Who's still calling you?
"USM and Louisiana Tech."

Is MSU still calling you?
"They quit calling about a month ago."

Who do you have scholarship offers from?
"Mississippi State, USM and Jackson State."

Who do you have visits set up with?
"USM on December 19th. I'm committed to them."

Vicksburg (MS) HS Dandy Dozen LB Rory Johnson (6-2, 215, 4.4)

Rory, who is recovering from an ACL injury that he suffered this past season, is one of the most heavily recruited players in the state of Mississippi this season.

What schools have come in for in-home visits?

Who do you have scholarship offers from?
"USM, LSU, Auburn, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Nebraska and West Virginia."

What schools are you most interested in?
"LSU, USM, Nebraska, Mississippi State and Ole Miss."

Have you set up any official visits?
"USM on December 19th and (teammate) Maurice Taylor and me are visiting Mississippi State on January 9th."

Rome (GA) HS Quentin Griffin (6-0, 155, 4.37)

Quentin, one of the fastest cornerbacks in the state of Georgia, started receiving considerable attention after attending Mississippi State's football camp this past summer.

What schools are still calling you?
"Mississippi State, Louisville, the Naval Academy, Middle Tennessee, Georgia Southern and Furman."

Have you received any in-home visits?
"Georgia Southern and Furman."

What schools have offered you a scholarship?
"The Naval Academy, Mississippi State, Louisville and Georgia Southern."

Who are you most interested in?
"Mississippi State, the Naval Academy, Louisville and Georgia Southern."

Have you set up any official visits?
"I'm visiting the Naval Academy on January 9th and Mississippi State on January 16th."

Theodore HS (Mobile, AL) OL Edward Robinson (6-5.5, 320, 4.9)

Edward, whose nickname is G after the famous actor Edward G. Robinson, is a huge offensive lineman many schools continue to evaluate.

What schools are calling you?
"Mississippi State, Ole Miss, USM, Middle Tennessee, UCF, Alabama A&M and Clemson."

When did Mississippi State last call you?
"I guess it was about a month ago."

Have you had any in-home or in-school visits?
"Alabama A&M visited me."

Do you have any scholarship offers?
"I don't have any yet."

What schools are you most interested in?
"I'm interested in whoever is interested in me."

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