SEC Schools Lead The Recruiting Race

Trey Pilkington, an outstanding righthanded pitcher from Oxford High School in Oxford, Alabama, has two schools at the top of his recruiting list, a list that includes some very impressive colleges.

"Mississippi State, Alabama, Memphis Jacksonville State, Okaloosa-Walton (Community College), Tulane and Southern Miss have called me," said Trey. "Mississippi State, Alabama, Okaloosa-Walton (Community College), Jack State and Samford have offered scholarships."

Two Southeastern Conference Western Division schools are currently at the top of his list.

"Mississippi State and Alabama are my two biggest right now," said Trey, who throws his fastball consistently in the 88 to 90 mile per hour range.

He explained what it is he likes about both schools.

"Both are (in the) SEC, they are good competitors that usually win a lot of games and have good players on their teams. I love the coaches at Alabama. And it's pretty much the same thing at Mississippi State - I like their coaches, and they are starting a new program over there."

And one of those two favorites may have an ever so slight advantage over the other one.

"I'm a fan of Mississippi State because Matthew (Maniscalco) went over there and he played at our high school," said the 6-3, 190-pounder.

As for official visits, Trey has offers to visit just about all the schools that have called him, but there are three that he will definitely visit.

"Pretty much all of the schools have asked me to come in for official visits, but I haven't set up anything yet," said Trey. "I know I'm going to visit Mississippi State, Alabama and Samford."

Keep it on to find out the latest on Trey Pilkington.

Gene Swindoll is the publisher of the website, the source for Mississippi State sports on the sports network. You can contact him by email at

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