Southern Miss hosted the Mississippi/ Alabama All-Star game this past weekend that brought the best from each state together at The Rock. The game showcased future stars at the next level, and this year Mississippi brought the trophy back home.
On hand was Jamahl Jelks of Gasden City HS in Alabama, a Southern Miss prospect.
Jelks was offered back in the summer after attending a camp in Birmingham where the Southern Miss coaches found him.
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Jelks certainly enjoyed his time all week and especially during the game itself.
"It was great being able to compete with such a high level of athlete," Jelks told GoldenEaglePride.com.
"They are all really good athletes and very football smart. I had a great time with my teammates at practice and they brought a good atmosphere with them."
The game experience was something he'll always remember.
"I was disappointed that we lost but it was great playing at Southern Miss," he said.
"They have a great stadium and playing against the best players in Mississippi was great. They had a lot of talent. I was just blessed to be able to go out there and play my last high school game and ball out."
Though he didn't talk directly to the USM coaches on the visit, he said he has been in contact with them before the game.
"They have been contacting my coaches because my phone broke and I just got a new one," he said. "Southern Miss is at the top of my list right now. I'm trying to work out a time to come visit them on an official."