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Former Mississippi State standout Omarr Conner knows a thing or two about what an SEC wide receiver should look like. Conner spent three seasons dialing up Bulldog wideouts before making the transition from pass thrower to pass catcher as a senior. Now a high school coach, Conner plays the role of a proud papa as his prized pupil, Dontea Jones, has emerged at the state's top receiver prospect.

Dontea Jones profile "Dontea is one of the most humble players that anyone is ever going to coach," said Conner. "He is just a great player to have around. "He is always asking for advice and he is always willing to run another route to try and get better. "He comes out there and competes everyday." Jones is a bigger target out in the pass pattern, so he has some natural attributes that only...

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