I talked to Mississippi high school head football coaches from Horn Lake HS, Southaven HS and West Tallahatchie HS this week. Here is a list of players to watch on their teams.
HORN LAKE HS
- According to Coach Dave Wilkerson, here is his list of players to watch.
Donald Thornton, senior, DE/OLB, 6-3, 220, 4.7 - 325 bench, 500+ squat. Being looked at by Ole Miss, USM, MSU and Memphis. Good student.
Danny Canizaro, senior, QB, 6-1, 180, 4.8 - Excellent student who is also an excellent on-the-field general. Teams looking at him include Duke, Ga. Tech, and several Ivy League schools.
Matt Tindall, senior, OT, 6-4, 290, 5.3 - Good feet. Receiving looks from Auburn and Ole Miss.
Patrick Jones, senior, WR, 6-1, 170, 4.6 - Great work habits, great routes, team player.
Timmy Jones, senior, FS, 6-1, 180, 4.55 - Big hitter.
Andrew Harris, junior, RB/WR, 5-9, 170, 4.5 - Great athlete, tremendous quickness.
Brandon Jackson, junior, RB, 6-1, 205, 4.5 - Excellent quickness, benches 300, great player per Southaven HS coach.
Bobby Wilson, junior, WR, 6-1, 170, 4.5 - Great speed, good hands, good routes.
SOUTHAVEN HS - According to Coach Calvin Aldridge, here is his list of players to watch.
Kevin Dowell, senior, PK/P, 6-5, 190 - 33-of-34 extra points, 7-of-8 field goals attempts.
Chris Barnett, senior, TB, 5-10, 185, 4.5 - 1,160 yards rushing, 120 yards in receptions.
Adam Nester, senior, WB/FS, 5-9, 178, 4.45 - 10.8 100 meters, 320 bench, 6 interceptions.
Justin Bursi, senior, MLB, 6-3, 235 - Being heavily recruited by schools throughout the south. Style of play similar to former NFL great Dick Butkus.
Brandon Hunt, senior, WR, 6-1, 188, 4.5 - Being looked at by Memphis, Arkansas State and others.
Derrick Hassell, senior, SS, 6-1, 190, 4.6 - Being looked at by Memphis, Arkansas State and others.
Charles Otte, senior, FB/MLB, 6-0, 228, 4.68 - Receiving letters from Nebraska, LSU, Vandy and others.
Adrian Wooliver, senior, OG, 5-11, 298. Benches 475 pounds.
Kyle McKelhaney, senior, TE, 6-1, 229 - Very good blocker.
Nick Wallace, senior, C, 6-2, 235 - Solid blocker.
Greg Hines, junior, QB, 6-1, 190, 4.5 - Can throw the ball 65 yards in the air.
Chad Lamping, junior, QB, 6-0, 175 - Very intelligent.
Josh Winchell, junior, OL, 6-5, 285 - 345 bench press.
David Martin, junior, DT, 6-2, 225, 4.8.
Stephen Denning, junior, DE, 6-4, 220, 4.9 - 330 bench press.
Michael Denning, junior, DE, 6-4, 220, 4.9 - 330 bench press.
WEST TALLAHATCHIE HS (Webb, MS.) - According to Coach Amzi Burt, Jr., here is his list of players to watch.
Antar Chestnut, senior, QB, 6-1, 215, 4.65 - Will play QB out of necessity. Great hands, tremendous power, very coachable. Arkansas, Southern Miss and Ole Miss showing interest.
Carl Wilson, senior, WR, 5-10, 165, 4.45 - Wide Receiver. Tremendous speed, excellent hands, great runner after catching the ball.
Ricardo Hill, senior, FB, 5-10, 185, 4.55/4.60 - Very tough runner, very hard-nosed, very physical.
Corey Rollins, senior, MLB, 6-0, 210, 4.8 - Very good middle linebacker.
MC Hilson, junior, OT/DT, 6-4.5, 265 - Very good foot mechanics. Ole Miss coaches really liked him at the recent camp.
Jeffery Brewer, junior, TB, 6-2, 190, 4.5 - Track star, very quick start off the ball.
Markeith Westmoreland, sophomore, CB, 5-6, 165, 10.2 100 meters - Extremely fast, first time to play football was this past spring.
Cleveland Gibson, sophomore, CB, 6-1, 170, 4.5 - Just a shade slower than Westmoreland. 220 meters speedster.
[I will post the entire interviews with the coaches at a later date.-Gene]