Mississippi's Top Receivers without an offer

Mississippi is exceptionally deep in wide receiving talent for the 2007 signing class. Some of the top pass catchers in the state have yet to receive an offer. While the scholarships have been slow to come, there is a very good chance all of these players will end up on a college roster in the future.

There is an old adage that says, "Skill players are born while lineman are built." That certainly rings true when you look at this group. The five players on our list have been dominant players throughout their football careers and will catch near as many headlines as they will passes in 2006.

1. Jerry Duncan - Petal

Duncan made the 4A All-State team in 2005 and with good reason. Jerry hauled in sixty passes for 1,099 yards and sixteen touchdowns.

Duncan is a very percise route runner and shows no regard for his own safety when the ball is in the air. This guy can flat out get it done. Duncan is arguably the best wide receiver in the state regardless of classification.

2. Marquese Ray - Wayne County

It's tough to argue with the type of numbers Marquese put up in 2005. In one of the most potent offenses in the state, Ray amassed 1,067 receiving yards and sixteen touchdowns.

Ray can make the circus catch and has excellent hands. While many guys on this list are the top weapon on their squad, Marquese has to share the ball with the ultra talented Ken Whigham. The fact that he is not a one man show makes him even more attractive in our book.

3. Ronnie Tubbs - Yazoo City

If you are looking for a difference maker, then look no further than Ronnie Tubbs. While collecting just over 800 receiving yards and twelve touchdowns in 2005, Tubbs had a lot of fun doing it.

The passionate Tubbs is very demonstrative and if you don't have the angle forget about it, it's six. Tubbs has the speed and toughness college recruiters want. He is a winner.

4. Demarcus Fox - Calhoun City

Fox is a two time All-State receiver. In 2005, DeMarcus rolled up 864 yards and twelve touchdowns. He was named team MVP and is also a team leader. Fox ran a 4.43 40 at the Scout. com All-American combine in Oxford, MS which was second best among all receivers.

Demarcus is a game changer. He is not scared to go over the middle to make the big catch and he has the quickness to beat you in space.

5. Otis Mays - Independence

Mays snared fifty-eight passes for 770 yards and fifteen touchdowns in 2005. Mays is a sleeper if there ever was one.

His 40-time may scare some folks off, but his time is more a product of technique rather than overall speed. At the Scout.com combine in Oxford, Mays turned in a 4.34 shuttle time, which was the fastest time among receivers. Don't let the 40 time fool you! The kid can play.

Well, that's the wide outs as we see them. The chances of this group remaining offerless are pretty slim. Who will come of the list first? Stay with Scout.com to find out.

Steve Robertson and Yancy Porter contributed to this report.

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