Catching up with a couple of Mississippi Recruits

Find out what Brookhaven HS DE Philip Tobias, Ackerman HS RB Shamarrick Webster and Amory HS WR Andre Garth had to say about their recruitment.

Philip Tobias is a 6-foot-3, 275-pound defensive end who plays for Brookhaven High School in Brookhaven, Mississippi.

When asked what summer football camps he will be attending, Philip, who has been invited to the Nike Camp, said, "I know I'm going to Southern Miss, and probably one like LSU. I am going to try to make it to Mississippi State's camp if I can."

Philip, who was selected to the All-District team this past season, has received several recruiting calls from, "Mississippi State's Coach (Steve) Campbell, one from Southern Miss and West Virginia."

Obviously, Philip made a good impression on Coach Campbell, because after watching him practice in the afternoon, he made his one phone call to him that same night. When asked how he performed at practice the day Coach Campbell came through, Philip said he, "got a couple of sacks and a couple of tackles."

Coach Campbell told him that "he likes the way I moved around and likes my size. He said he wanted to get with me and help me get quicker. He said he wants me to come to camp (at Mississippi State)."

Philip told me his list of schools includes, "LSU, Tennessee, USM, Mississippi State and probably Ole Miss."


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    Shamarrick Webster is a 5-foot-8, 165-pound running back who plays for Ackerman High School in Ackerman, Mississippi.

    Clocked at 4.6 in the forty, Shamarrick is very strong for his size, as evidenced by his 355 bench press and 500 pound squat.

    Shamarrick, a Nike Camp invitee, also hopes to attend summer football camps at Ole Miss and LSU.

    When asked what schools he is interested in at this time, Shamarrick said, "Ole Miss is one of them. Southern Miss, Georgia, Miami, Florida State and, maybe, Alabama."


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    Andre Garth is a 6-foot-4, 195-pound wide receiver who plays for Amory High School in Amory, Mississippi.

    With solid 4.6 speed in the forty, Andre, who earned All-District and All-Division this past season, could wind up being one of the top wide receivers in the state of Mississippi this coming season.

    Having received an invitation to the Nike Camp, Andre also is thinking about a couple of other football camps that he will attend this coming summer. According to Andre, "I am supposed to be going to the Bowden Camp and I think I'm going to the Ole Miss Senior Camp."

    He told me that he has received a recruiting call from, "the Ole Miss recruiting coach."

    Although it is very early in the recruiting process, he has an idea which schools he is most interested in at this time. He told me, "Alabama, Auburn, Ole Miss, Tennessee and LSU," are his favorites at this time.


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