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Here is a photo of MSU signees RB Brandon Thornton of Birmingham's Homewood High and QB Michael Henig of Montgomery's Jeff Davis High. They are in Mobile for the annual Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Football Classic and are the only two MSU people on the Alabama team. Henig declined an offer from Louisville to choose State and Thornton had committed to UAB originally before deciding on MSU.
Henig and Clemson signee Tribble Reese (not pictured) were chosen to replace the first two Alabama QB selections, John Parker Wilson of Hoover and Patrick White of Daphne, when they decided not to play. Both Parker and White are baseball prospects but they signed with Alabama and West Virginia in football, respectively.
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