Gene's Page recently caught up with Brantley (AL) High School wide receiver/linebacker Marcel Stamps. Stamps, originally from Moss Point, Mississippi, is 6-3, 190 with 4.3 to 4.4 speed. He talked about the schools he is interested in, including Mississippi State.

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"> Gene's Page recently caught up with Brantley (AL) High School wide receiver/linebacker Marcel Stamps. Stamps, originally from Moss Point, Mississippi, is 6-3, 190 with 4.3 to 4.4 speed. He talked about the schools he is interested in, including Mississippi State.

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Marcel Stamps Update

<img src="http://www.genespage.com/images/highschool/football/2004/stampsmarcel.jpg" align="left"> Gene's Page recently caught up with Brantley (AL) High School wide receiver/linebacker Marcel Stamps. Stamps, originally from Moss Point, Mississippi, is 6-3, 190 with 4.3 to 4.4 speed. He talked about the schools he is interested in, including Mississippi State.<P> <h6>Picture: Marcel Stamps</h6>

Marcel Stamps interview.

Mississippi State is recruiting you, aren't they?
"Yes sir."

When did MSU start recruiting you? Back in the spring of your junior season?
"Yeah, it was back in the spring."

What position are they recruiting you for?
"Wide receiver."

Don't you also play linebacker?
"Yes sir."

Are all the schools recruiting you as a wide receiver?
"I've got three recruiting me as a wide receiver and one recruiting me as a linebacker."

Am I correct in saying that you are 6-3, 190?
"Yes sir."

You are a big wide receiver. What is your forty speed?
"4.3."

You are kidding me?
"(Laugh) No. I just ran it recently. I think it was December the 18th when I ran it."

Has your time consistently been 4.3?
"I ran a 4.4 three times. I then had one of our running backs run with me and I ran a 4.3."

What schools are recruiting you?
"Alabama, Troy (State), Auburn, Ole Miss was, and Mississippi State."

What are the schools recruiting you as?
"Alabama at receiver, Auburn at receiver, Troy at free safety, Ole Miss at receiver."

You mentioned that Ole Miss was recruiting you. Have they backed off?
"They still talk to me, but I think they feel like I won't go there."

What schools are you visiting and when?
"I'm visiting Alabama Friday (1/9), then I'm going to Troy the 16th, then Auburn the 23rd and (MSU) the 30th."

Have all of these schools offered a scholarship?
"Yes sir."

What is it about Mississippi State that you like?
"I've just always wanted to go there because I used to live back that way."

Where did you live?
"Moss Point."

How long has it been since you lived in Moss Point?
"About 11 years ago."

Back to what you said about Mississippi State, am I correct in saying you are leaning to Mississippi State?
"Yes sir."

I've heard a rumor that you have a relative that plays for Mississippi State. Is that true?
"Yes sir, Ray Ray (Bivines) is my cousin."

Do you two talk much?
"I talked to him after Christmas. He came down for Christmas."

Has he talked to you about Mississippi State?
"No, we didn't talk about Mississippi State. We just spoke, that's all."


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