Mississippi Top 40

Today we will look at Mississippi's #23 preseason rated prospect.

#23 Ranked Player in Mississippi

Reuben Corley
South Panola
City: Batesville, MS
6' 1", 230, 4.7 (40 time) 360 (bench) and 450 (squat)
Date of Birth:
October 11, 1989
Projected Position:

2007 Football Season:
75 pancake blocks. Named 1st Team All-Region 1(5A).

Why Top 40 in Football:
"I am the best fullback in Mississippi. I am the best at blocking and being a dominate player in the game. I can change the game around, and there are not too many fullbacks who can do that."

"We will use him at fullback, h-back, and he will get in some snaps at tight end," added South Panola head coach, Lance Pogue. "He is a 6' 1", 230 pounder who has a great deal of strength and is very explosive. He is just a true old fashion fullback, just rugged. We did not use him much at running the ball last year because of Tig, but if there is a team looking for an old fashion fullback, Reuben fits the bill."

Colleges interested in Reuben:
USM, Ole Miss, MSU, Miami, Auburn, and Memphis

Scouts at Spring practice:
Auburn, Memphis, USM, and La Tech

Received phone calls from:

Scholarship offers:
Ole Miss and Memphis

Closest to offering:

Corley's top school:
Memphis leads Ole Miss, USM, and MSU

"They are showing me the most love. They really want me, and even though I decommitted from them, they keep telling me that they have to have me."

Ole Miss:
"I just grew up liking Ole Miss. I have some cousins who go there, and they love it over there. It is almost like home away from home.."

MSU: "I like what Coach Croom is doing over there. Derek Pegues is always telling me he will watch out for me if I go there."

USM: "My boys Bud Barksdale and Terrance Pope are down there. I think they are about to turn it around."

Jr Days/Spring games: Ole Miss (Jr Day/Spring game)

Summer Camps: Ole Miss, USM, Auburn, Louisvlle, and MSU

Tell us something nobody else knows: "I love to play baseball too. I play in the summer leagues, just not for South Panola."

Best Player faced: Marlon Walls

If not Reuben Corley, who'll be Mr. Football for 2008: Chris Garrett

Game I'm most anticipating: Apopka (FL)

Reuben Corley
Other athletes in my family: Charles Corley (brother), Darius Barksdale (cousin), Bud Barksdale (cousin), Chris Strong (cousin), John Jerry (cousin), Peria Jerry (cousin)

Favorite college team growing up: Oregon

Favorite college football player:
Jonathan Stewart

Favorite pro football player: Joseph Adai

Favorite Pro Team: Indy Colts

Favorite Food: Pizza

Favorite Movie:
Fantastic 4

In my CD Player: Pastor Troy

Pre-game hype song: "Yea" by Pastor Troy

Biggest Influences: Mom

Biggest Fan: Mom

Biggest Fear: Tear ACL

2nd Best Sport: Baseball

Favorite Video Game: Maddon '08

Person I most look alike: Damion on Friday

First thing if I sign pro contract: Invest it

Dream date: Mariah Carey

Grades: 2.6 GPA / 14 ACT

Special Note
We added one player who transferred to Mississippi, Aubrey Phillips, after the list already came out. Therefore, we have 41 players now listed and put in a tie at number 28.

To get a complete list of players who have been selected to the team so far, click here.

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