Top players from Passing Camp

To find out which players made a name for themselves at the Ole Miss passing camp, read below.

Pictures taken from Passing Camp

William Moore

William has the body of a strong safety, not as a cornerback which he currently plays. Moore had a severe sprain coming into the camp but stuck it out and made many big plays for the Ram's defense and offense. He was literally hobbling around and still outperformed anyone they put in front of him.

We believe Moore is a solid D1 prospect.

Marcus Hightower

Marcus will be one of Whitehaven's main weapons on offense. Hightower attended the Ole Miss Skilled camp on Saturday and impressed everyone in attendance. He was running with the top 7 on 7 group for the majority of the snaps that day.

Rico King

Rico actually played safety last year for Coach Saulsberry's club. King will move to CB next season for Whitehaven. Like Marcus, Rico spent a lot of time playing CB with the top group at the skilled camp.

"Rico is just an athlete who brings a lot of energy to the table," added Rodney Saulsberry. "He also brings that versatile tag. Rico can play WR, CB, or S."

Tenarius Wright

"Tenarius is is just tenacious and has a lot of versatility in his game. He can pretty much play anywhere along the front seven," added Whitehaven head coach, Rodney Saulsberry.

"Right now, he holds offers from Arkansas, Mississippi State, Miami, and Indiana. Ole Miss, Memphis, Georgia, Tennessee, and Kentucky are also heavily involved."

Gene Robinson

The Rebels were so impressed with this junior safety out of Whitehaven, that they offered the kid a scholarship.

"They said they wanted to be the first college to offer Gene," added Coach Rodney Saulsberry. "He had like 5 picks on Saturday at the senior camp and 3 more yesterday. I think they were pretty impressed."

Marcus Rucker

"Marcus is one of the more highly recruited players on our team. He has been offered by Indiana and Mississippi State, officially, and Ole Miss said they are about to offer," added Coach Saulsberry. "He is your Dwayne Garrett type player. By that I mean he is long, rangy, and just presents you with a lot of matchup problems," added Rodney Saulsberry. "Memphis and Tennessee are also heavily involved with his recruitment."

DeAndre Jones

At first glimpse, DeAndre looks to be on the smallish side but then when you get up close to him, you can see that he is built like a rock.

But his best attribute is his speed and aggressiveness on the field. We can now see why he is one of the more heavily recruited players in the state of Tennessee.

"I got an offer from Indiana yesterday," added DeAndre Jones. "I now have offers from Indiana, Ole Miss, and Stanford. Tennessee, Georgia Tech, Vandy, Michigan State are also showing me a lot of interest."

Stewart Joseph

Stewart is currently a 6' 4", 240 pound defensive end for Edna Karr. We liked his energy and techniques. He will be one to watch for the '09 class.

Kendrick Presley

We have had Kendrick as one of the Top 10 prospects in Mississippi for a reason....because he is that good.

Presley plays QB for Kosciusko but they split him out wide on several plays during the 7 on 7 tournament at Ole Miss yesterday. He just simply dominated anyone in front of him.

Kendrick is versatile enough to play WR, CB, or S on the next level, but we look for him to land at free safety when it is all said and done.

USM, Ole Miss, MSU, and Iowa State have all offered. Alabama could be next in line.

Donald Lee

Donald played behind Cecil Frison, but it is now his time to shine.

Lee has good size, as he looked to be in the 6' 4", 250 range. It will be interesting to see what type of season he has as a senior.

Brett Jeffcoat

The 6' 2", 190 pound signal caller for Itawamba AHS has a live arm and always checks to his second read. Brett also has good footwork, and reminds me of another Chase Daniel, who Rebel fans should all know about.

Terrance Pope

We must be missing something because this youngster is a player. Terrance has the size, speed, and toughness to play on the next level.

College recruiters, you might want to head 60 miles South of Memphis to this "little" school named South Panola.

Jackson Provine

Did not gather a name but we liked his game.

Darius Barksdale

You are always looking for a reason for your number one ranked player within the borders to not be your number one player, but we simply can not find one.

Has that "Ed Reed" look to him.

Bud Barksdale

As good as his first cousin( Darius Barksdale) is, Bud is going to give him a run for his money.

Bud is the complete package and could play anywhere from corner to linebacker for your team.

Bud Barksdale
(watching the tournament from the sideline)

Jarvis Conner

Another unheard of Mississippi prospect that really impressed us, both physically and with his techniques.

Jamie Bender

One of the top 3 cover corners at the passing camp. Not very tall but cat like reflexes. Preps for Raleigh (MS).

Ryan Denton

The Olive Branch QB transferred in from Ridgeway and is battling for the starting job.

Ryan had knee surgery last year so he was a still a little tentative, but he showed good size, a lively arm and had some good leadership qualities to him.

Will be a junior next season.

Damien Robinson

Was the more physically gifted, body wise (6' 7", 290), offensive lineman at the camp and is only a rising sophomore. You know Olive Branch's staff must be smiling a mile wide, literally.

John Paul Alford

Many consider John Paul to be the top rated center prospect in the state of Mississippi. Great kid with high character.

Currently committed to MSU.

David Baker

It is no small wonder that South Panola has not been beaten in nearly five years. With a squad of prospects that look like this, how can you lose?

Hey, pass those genes to the rest of the country!

Quinn Sanford

Quinn arrived late to the Ole Miss team camp due to some classes he is taking this summer, but that did not stop him from giving his South Panola teammates 200 percent support once he did land at the tournament.

Sanford constantly gave his team moral support and was their most vocal leader.

Alabama, Ole Miss, and MSU have offered.

Perry Malone

Look for this '09 prospect to be one of the top players in the state of Mississippi. Currently plays for Olive Branch.

Chris Lofton

The fuzzy picture does not do this Raleigh (MS) prospect any justice. His game is anything but fuzzy, as he tore South Panola apart in both games they squared off one another, which Raleigh won both contest, by the way.

Dominique Davenport

Came into the camp as rated as one of the top 4 corners in Mississippi (along with Charles Mitchell, Alonzo Lawrence, and Tig Barksdale) and left as one of the top 4 corners in the Magnolia state.

Ole Miss and MSU have offered.

Lynn Williams

This kid is quick, real quick. Looked more natural at free safety than anything else but has the quickness to play CB or slot on offense.

Templeton Hardy

Templeton could not do any physical activity during the camp due to an injury, but he was attentive during the drills. Seemed to soaking everything in.

Hardy is one of the more highly recruited defensive tackles in the Magnolia State.

Jermarcus Hardrick

The big fellow has not been scared to compete this Spring and summer as he has been to several combines and will attend several more summer camps.

Holds offers from MSU and Auburn.

Cameron Wagner

Easily the lightest feet out of all of the linemen at the camp.

It has been well publicized, but Cameron is lacking in the height department.

If the colleges can look past this attribute, they will have themselves a keeper.

Just wait and watch.


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