This week we take a look at the cover guys and wonder aloud why some of these players are still on the available list.
1. Antonio Ricks - Carthage
Antonio is a two-time All-State selection. As a junior he was selected to the All-State team as a defensive back. Ricks is very talented and can return kicks as well as play receiver.
At 6'2'', 185, Antonio has good size and speed. He has a nose for the ball and has the ability to take it the distance as evidenced in the attached video.
2. Kyle Roberts - East Oktibbeha
Kyle had eleven interceptions in 2005 and may have the best hands in the state. Kyle plays both ways for the Titans and is equally effective on both sides of the ball.
Roberts has great recovery speed and had a great showing at the Scout.com All-American combine in Oxford. A red shirt year in the weight room could help him, but we feel he is too good to pass up. Roberts ran a 4.31 shuttle at our combine in Oxford, which was second among all corners to Ole Miss commitment Jamison Hughes. In fact, Kyle was second best in the shuttle, the vertical jump, the three cone and the broad jump among corners in attendance.
3. Andrew McGee - Magee
Andrew had a very nice showing on the summer camp circuit. McGee returned a kick off 93 yards for the touchdown earlier this year and has the speed to do that with regularity.
Reports are that Andrew rarely needs safety help and it would be wise to avoid his side of the field. He is a promising prospect we expect to be considered a "late bloomer" in this recruiting class.
4. Jamal Wilder - Kosciusko
Wilder missed all of his junior season due to an injury which may explain why he is flying under the radar just a bit. Jamal has been called by some the best athlete on the Whippets squad. That's pretty high praise considering the team has Jamariey Atterberry, Dandrick Weatherby and Kendrik Presley on the roster.
Jamal needs a strong senior season, but has the talent ability to make up for lost time. He will make someone a solid contributor at the next level. Wilder ran a 4.50 40 at the Scout.com All-American combine in Oxford.
5. Alonzo Harris - McComb
Alonzo probably packs a bigger punch from a tackling standpoint than his counter parts on this list. If you need a guy to come up in run support, Alonzo may be your guy.
Harris was among the leaders in most events at the Scout.com All-American combine in Oxford. Darius Davis made our All-Combine team and is the owner of three division one offers. Davis can flat out play, but Alonzo beat him in every event.
Stay with us as we break down more of what appears to be a very deep class in the state of Mississippi.