DB analysis for Scout combine in Oxford

Today we are going to look at the Top 5 defensive backs that attended the scout combine in Oxford.

Defensive Backs

Damein Anderson (CB, Hazlehurst, MS) - The MSU staff did a great job of evaluating Damein as the Dogs were the first school to offer the young man out of Hazlehurst. While his teammate, Jazzmen Guy, has received all of the pub, Damein will show many this season that he is one to watch.

Anderson, like many of the top high school athletes, currently plays quarterback for his club. But makes no bones about it, he is a true cover corner.

What surprised us was how smooth he was with his techniques with so little playing time at the corner position. He was probably the most technically sound corner out of the group. Has good hips and good enough speed to play on the SEC level.

Led Hazlehurst High School to a 13-0 record and the 3A state title this past season. At his quarterback position, Anderson accounted for 1,080 total yards - 553 passing, 527 rushing - and 15 touchdowns.<P>

Committed to MSU

Jamariey Atterberry (CB, Kosciusko, MS) - Jamariey's stock sky rocketed this month when he received scholarship offers from LSU and MSU within the past two weeks.

Now we see why.

Jamariey's teammate, Terry Levy, stole all of the headlines last season for the Whippets, but you can rest assure Jamariey will get his fair share of pub this season.

Atterberry had the quickest first 10 yards out of all of the participates at the combine. He ran the 40 yard dash in a respectable 4.56, but his first 10 yards were as quick as any prospect we have seen in quite some time. He has great hip flexibility and an attitude that is needed when playing the island.

Atterberry had 70 rushes for 505 yards and 3 touchdowns in 2005. He also Caught 18 passes for 388 yards and 5 touchdowns.

Alabama and LSU (offer) lead MSU (offer) and Ole Miss..

Darrius Davis (CB, Whitehaven, TN) - The top cover corner at the combine belonged to Darrius. Many are wondering, Darrius who?

There is good reason why you have never heard of him. Davis broke his ankle in game four last season and missed the remainder of the season. During the first four games he broke up 8 passes and had 3 interceptions. Barring injury, Davis will make his presence known nationally this upcoming season.

Davis was one of the top three cover corners for all of the scout combines that have been held this year, which includes over 2,000 participates. That is how highly our well respected defensive back instructor thought of Davis' game.

Darrius has great explosion (10 feet broad jump and 38" vertical) and speed (sub 4.5 forty).

Davis' top schools are Miami, Georgia, Ole Miss, and LSU.

Antwon Dixon (S, Terry, MS) - Antwon is rated as one of the Top 100 prospects in the country by scout.com and he did not disappoint with his showing at the combine.

Dixon has tremendous strength in his hands as the wide receivers simply could not release off of the line of scrimmage when lined up across Antwon. Dixon also showed great explosion as he turned in a 33" vertical and a sub 4.6 forty.

Antwon will most likely play strong safety when he gets to the next level because of his physical nature, and we look for him to make an immediate impact when he gets to the collegiate level.

As a junior, Dixon caught 21 passes for 587 yards (27.9 ypc) and 11 touchdowns. He also had 6 interceptions.

LSU leads Florida, Ole Miss (offer), MSU (offer), Miami, Alabama, and Tennessee.

Big brother, Anthony Dixon, signed with MSU last season.

Jamison Hughes (S/LB, Oxford, MS) - Was probably the biggest surprise at the combine. Jamison played with the most intensity out of all of the participates and showed tremendous athleticism (10 feet broad jump) and speed (4.56 forty) for a player his size (6' 1 1/2", 192).

Jamison could grow into an outside linebacker before it is all said and done, but you could tell that there was nothing more he enjoyed than being put on an island against the combine's top receivers. He simply licked his chops, talked some fun nature smack, and carried that "Miami" swagger.

Hughes arrived to the Mississippi scene last season as he played in Slidel (LA) until his father was hired as the defensive back coach at Ole Miss.

As a junior, Hughes led Oxford to its first undefeated regular season and a North Half Final showing. He collected 52 tackles, 1 int, and 7 pass breakups.

Committed to Ole Miss

Side Note

Tomorrow we will feature the linebackers.

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