Brookhaven Combine Notebook

The Miss-Lou All-American combine returned to south Mississippi yesterday and several of the area's top football talents were on hand. Some of the pinebelt's brightest stars made the trip to Brookhaven High school to put their talent and skills on display. Some newcomers were turning heads and some familiar names were making news.

Alabama commitment four star linebacker Leo Lewis of Brookhaven High School made an appearance and shared his outlook for the rest of his recruitment.

Equipped with a visor and hat emblazoned with the Alabama logo as well as a Miss-Lou All-American combine shirt, Lewis reported that he still plans to take his official visits later in the process.

Lewis is still finalizing his summer plans, but reports that he would like to take an official to California with UCLA mentioned as a possible visit locale.

The All-American revealed that Florida State would likely get an official and he labeled Seminoles' assistant Tim Brewster as "his guy".

All of that being said, Lewis considers himself a solid commitment to Alabama.

A star on the rise

Collins, Mississippi standout Mark McLaurin might have been the top defensive player during the one-on-ones.

McLaurin is a solidly built safety prospect who has the ability to flip his hips and really run.

He is probably at his best on the jam and when the ball is in the air.

McLaurin does a great job of getting his head around, finding the ball and then making a play.

The three star safety plays a very physical brand of football and is as competitive as any player on the field.

Soaring like Eagles

East Marion standout Johnathan Abram did not test during the event due to some tired legs from a weekend of camping.

Abram did participate in the one-on-ones and he did a solid job.

Abram can be physical in press coverage, but he appears most comfortable when playing off.

Abram appears best suited as a safety prospect who can play the ball in front of him.

He has the frame needed to add the mass required to play strong safety if that is the direction his recruitment takes.

Frequent flyer

Columbia High School star C.J. Newsome ran sub 4.5 on four occasions during the event including his first place finish in the fastest man competition.

With the game on the line and twenty push ups in the balance for his offensive teammates, Newsome went out and reeled in the last pass of the day over tight coverage to close out the day's drills.

Newsome will be a slot receiver or corner on the next level, but there is a possibility that he elects to take the college baseball route.

Shining like a new dime

Natchez High standout Sidney Davis took a huge step forward yesterday with his showing.

Davis routinely called out players with D1 offers in an attempt to show that he belonged to be in that same level of conversation.

Boasting a 3.5 GPA and a strong work ethic, Davis is a name to remember.

Tucked away in the southwest corner of the state, Davis is off of the beaten path for many recruiters, but he has the talent to play on the next level and play well.

Mean, green and on the scene

Offensive lineman Pablo WIlliams of Jim Hill High School made a strong impression yesterday.

Williams measure in just under 6-7 and 352 robust pounds.

The Jackson, Mississippi product is still very raw when it comes to technique, but he has some real ability.

As they say, you can't coach 6-7, Williams has the size to make him an intriguing prospect.

He will need to trim down and bulk up strength wise, but it is clear that Williams has a future beyond the high school level.

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