OM defensive end commits continue to shine

The Ole Miss defensive end commits are on a tear this season. Who else is shining?

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DE Markel Winters and Jones CC were defeated by East Central 37-24 Thursday to pushed their record to 4-2. The 6-foot-4, 260-pound defensive end had four tackles, two sacks and one tackle for a loss. Through six games Markel now has 15 tackles, eight and half sacks, six tackles for a loss and a pass deflection. The Floridian is expected to graduate in December with 3 1/2 to play 2.




Javien Hamilton had another solid effort for Jones CC last night. He totaled six tackles and forced a fumble in their 37-24 loss to East Central CC. The 5-foot-11, 170-pound cornerback has 12 tackles, one interception, one forced fumble and two pass deflections this season. He is expected to to graduate in December with 3 1/2 to play 2.



Jay Johnson helped East MS CC to a shootout win over Homes CC last night by the score of 63-49. The redshirt freshman collected five tackles in the game. Through six games the former Ole Miss signee has 23 tackles, two sacks, 5.5 tackles for a loss and two pass breakups. The 6-foot-4, 230-pounder is playing middle linebacker this season. The former Bruce native was a Dandy Dozen selection as a senior and signed with Ole Miss before enrolling with East Mississippi CC in the spring of 2015. Jay is expected to graduate in December with 41/2 to play 3.




Alex Faniel was twisted an ankle and missed last week's game. He is expected to return after tonight's game. The 6-foot-6, 225-pound signal caller was 807 passing yards and six touchdowns through five games. He also has 238 yards rushing and five touchdowns. Alex is on track to graduate in December with 5 1/2 to play.


D.D. Bowie continues to put up mind boggling numbers for Morton. Scout's No. 80 overall rated player rushed for 369 yards and five touchdowns on 22 carries last Friday in their thrilling 55-52 win over Magee. Bowie is averaging over 12 yards a carry this season with 116 carries for 1, 273 yards and 18 touchdowns. The Army All-American has totaled over 1,800 yards of offense. Bowie has been playing quarterback the past few games and has not been playing much on defense to preserve his energy. So far he has totaled 13 tackles, two interceptions, a sack, four pass deflections, two blocked field goals and a blocked punt.



Josh Clarke had thirteen tackles, a sack, two pass deflections, and a tackle for a loss last Friday. Through four games he now has 37 tackles with four of them coming for a loss, three sacks, a pick and three forced fumbles.




Willie Gay had a season high 10 tackles last Friday in their loss to N' West Rankin.. The Army All-American now has 48 tackles, one interception, five tackles for a loss, two break up passes, two forced fumbles and two blocked kicks through six games.





A.J. Harris collected eight tackles and a pick in last Friday's game. Offensively he collected 78 yards of offense. Through six games Harris has 61tackles, three interceptions and seven pass breakups. Offensively the 6-foot-0, 190-pounder has over 500 yards from the line of scrimmage.




Bryan Jones put up another monster game. The 6-foot-5, 240-pound defensive end had seven tackles, 2.5 sacks, and forced a fumble. He now has 40 tackles and 11.5 sacks, and 11 tackles for a loss through four games.





Jamar Richardson had to sit out last week's game with a high ankle sprain. The 6-foot-0, 170-pound two-way player for Aliceville (Ala) has six touchdowns and over 550 yards of offense and ten touchdowns through five games. On defense he has collected four interceptions and four pass deflections.




Ben Brown and Lavante Epson continue to start on both the offensive and defensive line. Ben is projected as a guard and Epson as a center on the next level. Both are expected to be in attendance this weekend. Ben also attended the season opener.

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