Elite 11 at OM Senior Camp

Below are the top 11 players we evaluated at the Ole Miss senior camp.

Darius Winston
The 5 Star CB did not disappoint as he was easily the most athletic corner and had the best speed out of any of the campers.

Winston was the only cover corner who could check their man and keep up with the top receivers in the one on one drills that was designed to let loose the wide out.

The former Arkansas commit has been offered by virtually the free world, but it looks like Arkansas, LSU, Michigan, Tennessee, Clemson, Georgia, Florida State, Miami, and Ole Miss are the early leaders.

Kevin Norwood
The D' Iberville standout measured in at 6' 2", 187 and was the most athletic prospect we saw at the camp that stood 6' 2" or over. He has track like straight away speed but is able to get in and out of his breaks like a little man.

He caught 33 passes for 668 yards and 11 TD's and is considered one of the elite prospects in Mississippi this season.

Kevin has been offered by Ole Miss, MSU, USM, and Alabama.

Dennis Thames
One thing you notice about watching the Louisville native is that he loves to compete. Dennis was the only player who laid his body out on the turf inside the Ole Miss indoor practice facility. As he wiped away little pebbles from his jersey and face, he had a smile on his face like he was ready for some more.

Dennis constantly went up against the top receivers in the one on one drills. Thames has played more of a linebacker position at Louisville and his passing coverage techniques need working on, but he has the athleticism to succeed at the DB positions if that is where he is needed. If not, he can make things happen with the ball in his hands that you rarely see.

Named MVP for Class 3A State Championship game after scoring both Td's, one through by receiving and the other by a pick. Finished the season with over 1,600 yards of offense and 19 TDs. Also chipped in 97 tackles, 5 interceptions and 4 defensive TDs.

Offered by Michigan, Arkansas, Ole Miss, MSU, USM, Auburn, and Kentucky.

Clayton Moore

The 6' 2", 205 pound Ole Miss commit was on target all day as he threw accurate passes in all of the 1 on 1 drills but two. Every top wide out and tailback that was going out for passes wanted Clayton to be their QB on the play.

Perhaps the prettiest pass of the day came on a bomb to Chad Bumphis over his good buddy, Dennis Thames.

Clayton has that cockiness that is needed in a QB and the arm and footwork to get the job done.

Had close to 4, 000 yards of offense last season and led Louisville to the State Championship.

Offered by Ole Miss, Louisville, Pittsburgh, Nebraska, Virginia Tech, Oklahoma State, Iowa, Wisconsin, Kansas, Indiana, New Mexico State, USM, and East Carolina

Montez Phillips

The 6' 2", 190 pound athlete out of Lafayette County ran an impressive 4.6 flat forty and got in and out of his breaks very fluidly. Phillips has grown up playing quarterback so some adjustments were having to be made while he was lined up at wideout.

Nevertheless, Montez consistently beat his man and had very good hands.

Phillips had over 1, 200 yards of offense as a junior.

The Oxford (MS) native has been offered by the "Big 3" in Mississippi (USM, MSU, and Ole Miss).

Kendrick Hardy

The 6' 1", 215 pound tailback out of Lawrence County did not participate in the combine but we have seen enough of Hardy to know that he belongs in this group.

Kendrick is the top tailback prospect in Mississippi this year and his strengths lie in his vision and lower body strength.

Hardy broke the school rushing record last year as the "mule" churned his way for over 2, 100 yards last season.

Has been offered by Ole Miss, MSU, USM, Alabama, and Auburn.

Chad Bumphis

The 5' 10", 180 pound Tupelo native ran a 4.59 forty, but he was the shiftiest and quickest player at the camp. Chad was having his way in the one on one drills until he turned over his ankle that seemed much worse than it ended up being.

Bumphis did a little bit of everything last season for the Golden Wave as he had over 700 yards receiving and 200 plus rushing and passing.

Offers from MSU, Alabama, LSU, Ole Miss, Florida, Kentucky, Auburn, Tennessee, Colorado, Texas Tech, and Michigan.

David Conner
The 5' 11", 185 pound South Panola standout continued to show his explosiveness in the one on one drills.

David lines up at outside linebacker for the Tigers but will probably move over to safety, cornerback, or maybe even tailback on the next level. Conner has as good of a first step as you will see in the state of Mississippi this year.

Led his team to its 5th straight undefeated season last year and collected 97 tackles and 15 1/2 sacks.

Auburn, Ole Miss, MSU, and USM have offered.

Gene Robinson
The 5' 10", 180 pound Whitehaven native did not participate due to a bruised knee but he did play in the Ole Miss passing camp that was held last month.

We first noticed Gene last summer when he was the top defensive back that we saw at the Ole Miss team camp. Gene has a knack of knowing where the ball is going in the air, and when the ball is in his hands, he knows what to do with it.

Great instincts added with big time athleticism usually spell "elite".

Had 5 picks as a junior.

Holds offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Ole Miss, North Carolina, Colorado, Vandy, and USM.

Thad McHaney
The 6' 4", 240 pound tight end/defensive end prospect out of Brentwood also had a nagging injury that prevented him from participating, but like Gene Robinson and Kendrick Hardy, we have seen enough of Brentwood Aca standout to know that he belongs on this list.

Thad has a superior body and strength that allows him to dominate his man.

As a junior, McHaney had 37 tackles and 12 sacks on defense. He added 4 receptions for 46 yards and 1 touchdown from the tight end position.

Offered by Tennessee, Vandy, Auburn, South Carolina, Kentucky, Louisville, Oklahoma, Marshall, and Oregon.

Turell Williams
The 6' 2", 215 pound West Helena product showed good enough speed to go with his powerful lower body to put him into the "elite" status.

The once Ole Miss commit, who flipped to Arkansas, got in and out of his breaks quicker than we were anticipating. He was easily the best back out of all of the campers that we saw.

Williams rushed for over 1, 500 yards and 22 Td's as a junior.

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