With Mississippi State and Ole Miss both about to reach their alloted spots for offensive lineman, there are still plenty of "big uglies" to be found in the magnolia state.
Derek Sherrod and Chaz Ramsey may get a lot of the headlines, but the 2007 signing class appears to be a bit deeper than usual when it comes to offensive sled pushers.
1. Michael Antonescu - Ridgeland
Michael is perhaps the best lineman on the board who is still waiting for that first offer. Antonsecu attended the Scout.com All-American combine in Oxford, MS earlier this year and had a nice showing.
The shuttle and the three cone drills were Michael's strong points. He projects as an interior lineman and has the frame to add more muscle. Antonescu has a very big mean streak on the gridiron and is tough enough to hand out as well as take some punishment.
2. Evan Lang - Parklane Academy
Evan was a virtual unknown to us until he made a name for himself at the Scout.com combine. Evan plays in the Mississippi private school ranks and could easily be the top private school lineman in the state.
Lang tied for first in the shuttle drill and impressed us enough to make the All-combine team. He is one player who won't be on this list very long.
3. Taylor Quick - Terry
Quick's the name alright. Taylor has very good feet and plays on one of the most physical offenses in the state. Taylor projects as a full qualifier and has the type of character that college recruiters want.
Taylor moves good for a big man and registered an 8-0 broad jump good for third at his position among the particpants at the Scout.com All-American combine in Oxford, MS.
4. Jason Fowler - Tupelo
Fowler can be a real punisher when the game is on the line. We really like Jason's approach to the game and he is one of those kids that just loves to play in the trenches.
Jason attended the Scout.com All-American Combine in Oxford. His combine numbers were respectable, but by his own admission Jason could stand to be a half step quicker. He is one to keep your eye on.
5. James Siefker - West Lauderdale
Siefker is a guy that can really move the pile. The best thing about James is that he plays with contempt for his opponents. He really works hard to dominate physically.
James was also another player we were glad to have in attendance at the Scout.com All-American combine in Oxford. He needs to work on his overall speed, but his 40 time was comparable to some players who were thirty pounds or more lighter.
That's the big uglies as we see them. Most of these players will not be without an offer much longer. Stay with Scout.com as your Mississippi Scout team breaks down the 2007 prospects from the talent rich magnolia state.
Steve Robertson and Yancy Porter contributed to this report