Junior Day

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Ole Miss hosts Jr Day

Richard Dickson

<BR><FONT FACE="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" SIZE="2"><B><FONT COLOR="#FF0000">Junior Day</FONT></B></FONT> <P><FONT SIZE="2" FACE="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">The University of Mississippi held its Junior Day today.


What is Junior Day?

It is a day set up for the invited juniors who participate in high school football to visit the Ole Miss campus and staff.

When did Junior Day evolve?

Ole Miss was the first university in Mississippi to host a Junior Day. They started the event in February of 2001.

Do the coaches invite the Juniors to participate?

Yes, the coaches at Ole Miss compile a list of all of the prospects that they are interested in for next year's class and personally invite them to campus.

What transpired during Jr Day?

The prospects, parents and coaches arrived around 1:00 pm.

It looked like there were around 90 prospects on hand and around 250 total people in the crowd, which also included the prospect's parents and coaches.

Each prospect toured the new indoor practice facility and football stadium. They were then assigned to their position coach. While the prospects were in a meeting with their position coach, a designated coach showed the prospect's parents and coaches around campus.

The prospects and parents proceeded the film session with a tour of the academic facilities and listened to the academic councilors on what to expect if their sons attended the University of Mississippi in 2006

All of the prospects, families, and coaches left around 4:00 PM today.

No offers or commitments were made today so everybody would feel equal. Everyone was treated the same which was a very important goal of theirs.

Which prospects were in attendance today?

Through our calls during the past couple of weeks and since 4:00pm, we have confirmed that these 2006 D1 prospects were in attendance today:

NameSchoolInfo
Sergio Wallace AmoryWR/DB
Alex CarpenterBiggersville (/0 RB
Brandon Jackson Briarcrest TN) LB
Derrick Odom Jackson Callaway LB
Anslan Palmer Jackson Callaway DB
Corderick Govan CharlestonLB
Chris Mosby Christian Brothers LB
Johnathan Massey GautierWR
Milton TalbertHattiesburgLB
Benji Maher Jackson Aca FB
Wallace McLaurin Jackson PrepTE
Terry Levy (commit)KosciuskoWR
Reggie Hicks
Madison Central RB
Shay HodgeMorton Ath
C.J. BaileyMoss Point QB/Ath
Pieri Feazeil Mount Olive QB/Ath
Michael McCoy NW Rankin WR
Richard DicksonOcean Springs TE/DE
Trey HardawayOlive BranchDB
Jeremy Longstreet Olive BranchDB
Anthony SummersOlive BranchQB
Markeith SummersOlive BranchWR
Victor Thomas Olive BranchDE
Allen Walker Olive BranchWR/DB
Kendrick Lewis O. Perry Walker (LA)WR
Matt MaloufOxfordQB
Andy NationsPascagoulaOL
Brandon Napier South Jones OC
Dustin Wallace South Jones OL
Josh DavisTylertown (TX)OL
Curtis Echols Whitestation (TN) WR





Jr Day Tidbits

All three of Ole Miss' early commitments were in attendance. They are wide receiver prospects Terry Levy (MS) and Kendrick Lewis (LA) and linebacker prospect Brandon Jackson (TN).

What stood out to us about Kendrick Lewis was his size. Kendrick, who is listed as 5' 11", looks to be all of 6' 1" and has very broad shoulders. Terry Levy is every bit of 6' 3" and Brandon had a very nice frame.

Based on our early research of next year's senior class, many of Mississippi's top prospects were in hand.

Olive Branch brought in all three of their prospects that have been offered by Ole Miss. Each prospect will be a major priority for Ole Miss next year

Some say Ocean Springs' standout, Richard Dickson (TE/DE), could be the top prospect in Mississippi this year. Richard was also in town for Ole Miss Jr Day.

South Jones (MS) brought in their top two prospects in Brandon Napier (OL) and Dustin Wallace OL). If you recall, Brandon's brother plays for West Virginia.

One of the quickest wide receiver prospects in Tennessee showed up today with his parents, Curtis Echols, out of Whitestation (Memphis).

Keep an eye on Moss Point and their star QB, C.J. Bailey next season. Bailey is one of the more athletic players in the state and was in attendance for Jr Day. In fact, CJ attended three Ole Miss football games last fall, so it looks like Bailey is keeping a very close eye on the Rebels.

Speaking of the coast, one of their brightest prospects was also in town, Andy Nations. Andy is the anchor for Pascagoula offensive line.

Mississippi's top 2006 linebacker prospect, Milton Talbert, brought both his parents from Hattiesburg with him. Last summer, we were very impressed with Milton's athleticism at the Ole Miss senior camp. Milton preps at Hattiesburg High

Jackson Academy produced two of Mississippi's top linemen the past two seasons in David Traxler and Reid Neely. And it looks like they have another player who will get plenty of D1 looks this year. His name is Benji Maher (FB). Wallace McLaurin (TE) out of Jackson Prep will certainly get a lot of looks too.. Both brought a lot of game to Ole Miss' camp last summer and both were in attendance for Jr Day.

A key out of state prospect for Ole Miss is linebacker prospect Chris Mosby out of Christian Brothers. Chris is a former teammate of Cory Mills. Chris brought his family with him, and he will be one to definitely follow next year.

All in all, since Ole Miss has been hosting Jr Day this was their biggest and had the most Division 1 prospects than the previous years.







 

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