Grades and off the field issues were not factored into the equation. As the season progresses, we will adjust our rankings.
All favorite lists were compiled by the latest reports from scout.com
Preseason 2nd Team All-Mississippi Squad
# 13 Ranked Player from Mississippi
Named 1st Team All-District, All-Region, and All-Area by the Hattiesburg American. Was also named Defensive Line MVP for Hattiesburg High while manning the linebacker position for the majority of the year.
"My speed and quickness usually gives me the edge. I try to be a leader on the field and keep everyone calm. I work good under pressure."
Ole Miss (offer), MSU (offer), and Auburn (offer) lead Florida State and Southern Mississippi (offer).
# 14 Ranked Player from Mississippi
Davis is a big back that punishes his opponents for four quarters. Had a huge junior season by rushing for over 1, 973 yards while sharing duties with All-State teammate, Cordera Eason
Davis was a 1st Team All-State (Clarion Ledger) member for his on the field accomplishments.
"I am a straight forward runner. I do not juke and jive and all of that stuff. I just come right at you. My work ethic and just how I run the ball are my biggest strengths."
Auburn (offer), MSU (offer), and Ole Miss (offer) lead LSU, Tennessee, and Oklahoma State (offer).
15 Ranked Player from Mississippi
Mississippi's top offensive line prospect won back to back District 8(3A) Lineman of the Year awards.
"My ability to outthink my opponent. I am smart out there. I can move pretty good. I have pretty good footwork."
Offered by Ole Miss, Georgia, and Nebraska.
Committed to Ole Miss
# 16 Ranked Player from Mississippi
Shay averaged over 28 yards per catch as a junior last season. For his play, Hodge was named Best WR in District 6(3A) and 2nd Team All-State (MAC).
Hodge is also the leading scorer for Morton's basketball squad, as he averaged over 24 points a game as a junior.
"Mainly my speed, hands, and breaking tackles are what I do best."
Ole Miss (offer), MSU (offer), USM (offer), Iowa State (offer)
Committed to Ole Miss
# 17 Ranked Player from Mississippi
Caught 46 passes for 705 yards and 7 touchdowns as a junior.
Massey was named 2nd team All-State for his on the field accomplishments.
"I would say being physical, strong, and my determination to win every time are my biggest strengths. When I run a route, I am not going to let anybody stop me from the getting that reception. That is my mindset every time I go out for a pass."
Ole Miss (offer) leads Clemson (offer), LSU (offer), FSU, and Vandy (offer)
18 Ranked Player from Mississippi
South Hot 100 MemberConsidered Mississippi's top cover corner although QB is the position he has played throughout his high school career.
As a junior, CJ had over 1, 400 yards and 15 Td's of offense.
Bailey was named Player of the Week twice, Moss Point's MVP, and 2nd Team All-Conference at QB.
Southern Miss (offer), Alabama, Auburn, Louisiana-Lafayette (offer), and Ole Miss are the early leaders.
# 19 Ranked Player from Mississippi
Hicks (FB, Madison Central, MS) - Listed as 6' 1", 225 with 4.68
Hicks rushed for over 500 yards and 9 Td's as a junior.
"I guess my biggest thing is that I can run over or around you. I feel like I have enough speed to get to the outside and enough power to go through you."
Georgia Tech leads Alabama, Ole Miss (offer), Tennessee, USM, and Auburn.
# 20 Ranked Player from Mississippi
Father, Bill Malouf, lettered at QB for the Rebels.
As a junior, Mathew completed 87-of-103 passes for 1004 yards and 4 touchdowns.
Alabama, Ole Miss, MSU, and USM are the early leaders.
# 21 Ranked Player from Mississippi
Smith (LB, Velma Jackson, MS) - Listed as 5' 11 1/2", 200, with 4.52
South Hot 100 Member
Martez was a 1st Team All-State (3A) selection for the 2004 campaign.
He collected 139 tackles, 11 forced
fumbles, 12 sacks, and scored 2 defensive TD's.
"This will be my first year playing linebacker. I played defensive end last season. I am moving to linebacker next year. The thing that I say makes me good is I never stop going. I never give up on a play. I knew my team needed me to make the move, so that is what I am going to do."
Texas, Auburn, Ole Miss, LSU, and Mississippi State are the early leaders for Martez's services.
# 22 Ranked Player from Mississippi
Mike McCoy (WR, N' West Rankin, MS) - Listed as 6' 2", 195 with 4.6 speed.
Great size and speed (10.8 100 meters) for the wide receiver position.
19 passes for 289 yards and 2 touchdowns as a junior.
Auburn, Ole Miss, Southern Miss, Tennessee and Alabama are Mike's early leaders.
# 23 Ranked Player from Mississippi
Rogers, the cousin of former MSU offensive lineman Pork Chop Womack, is a big, strong lineman who projects on the offensive side of the ball on the college level. He was named 1st Team All-Delta as a junior.
"I work out a lot, and I play real hard. I play to the whistle."
Ole Miss (offer) and MSU (offer) lead Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee.
# 24 Ranked Player from Mississippi
Recording 107 tackles and 5 sacks as a junior.
Govan was named 1st Team All-State (MAC) for his on the field accomplishments.
"My speed and knowing how to get to the ball are my biggest strengths. I am real aggressive too."
Ole Miss (offer) leads MSU (offer), Memphis, Iowa State, Tennessee, and Alabama.