Mississippi Top 40

Today we will look at Mississippi's preseason #17 ranked player.

#17 Ranked Player in Mississippi

Markell Lee
City: Corinth, MS
6' 4", 250, 4.5 (350/bench) (500/squat)
Date of Birth:
February 13, 1990
Primary Position:
Projected Position:

2007 Football Season:
110 tackles, 6 sacks, 3 forced fumbles, 4 recovered fumbles, 2 blocked punts, 1 blocked field goal. Named 1st Team All-State (3A), Super 22, All-Area

Why Top 40 in Football:
"I am a sideline to sideline player. I use my 4.5 speed to get to the ball carrier and I am a sure tackler."

Colleges interested in Markell:
Arkansas, MSU, Alabama, USM, Ole Miss, and Tennessee

Scholarship offers:
Ole Miss, MSU, Arkansas, Alabama, and USM

Scouts at Spring practice:
USM, Ole Miss, Tennessee, MSU

Received phone calls from:
Ole Miss, MSU, Alabama, and Arkansas

Markell's top school: Committed to Ole Miss

Ole Miss:
"I made a trip last season to watch one of their games. I liked the atmosphere around there, and then I got to meet the new coaches when I went over there a couple of weeks ago. I liked the defensive coordinator the most, and that is what made me go with Ole Miss since that is who I will be working with the most.. Coach Nix's defensive schemes allows the rush end to be really aggressive. I just like how they are going to use me."

Spring Visits: None

Summer Camps: Ole Miss Sr (July 26th)

Tell us something nobody else knows: "I am an artist. I can draw really well. I am just a laid back and relaxed about everything. I am not noisy on the field like a lot of players. I let me play do the talking."

Best Player faced: #68 for Ripley

If not Markell Lee, who'll be Mr. Football for 2008: David Conner

Game I'm most anticipating: Boonville

Markell Lee
Other athletes in my family: None

Favorite college team(s) growing up: Ole Miss and Tennessee

Favorite college football player: Greg Hardy

Favorite pro football player: Lawrence Maroney

Favorite Pro Team: Denver

Favorite Food: Pizza

Favorite Movie:
I am a legand

In my CD Player: Lil' Wayne

Favorite Video: Game: Maddon '08

Pre-game hype song: Loud by Lil' Wayne

Biggest Influences: Walter Shields (cousin)

Biggest Fan: Jimmy Mitchell (head coach)

Biggest Fear: God

2nd Best Sport: Track (discus)

First thing if I sign pro contract: Buy mom a new house

Dream date:Kyla Trah

Grades: 2.38 GPA / Has not taken the 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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