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2007 Football Signing Class




Feb. 7, 2007

SOUTHERN MISS FOOTBALL

2007 SIGNEE ROSTER

NamePos.Ht.Wt. Hometown/HS/JC
Gene Anderson DB 6-2205 Poplarville, Miss./Pearl River CC
James Brady OL 6-4270 Picayune, Miss./Picayune HS
Andrew Burns DL 6-4245 Columbiana, Ala./Shelby County HS
Levi CarltonWR 6-1175 Theodore, Ala./Theodore HS
Ken Dailey LB 6-2200 Mobile, Ala./Baker HS
Antwain EasterlingRB5-11185 Miami, Fla./Miami Northwestern HS
Justin Estes K 5-9160 Marietta, Ohio/Marietta HS
Darin FarrisQB 6-1171 Petal, Miss./Petal HS
V.J. FloydRB5-10191 Orlando, Fla./Bishop Moore Catholic HS
Julius Gray OL 6-5325 Poplarville, Miss./Pearl River CC
Tim GreenLB 6-3190 Columbia, S.C./Spring Valley HS
Randy Hardin QB 6-0185 Jacksonville, Fla./The Bolles School
Rashod Henry WR 6-0165 Lumberton, Miss./Lumberton HS
Logan Hickman DL 6-3265 Gulf Shores, Ala./Gulf Shores HS
Brennan Houston* TE 6-4270 Norwalk, Calif./Cerritos College
Chico Hunter DB 6-0190 Vicksburg, Miss./Warrren Central HS
Deddric Jones DL 6-3230 Bastrop, La./Bastrop HS
Cordarro Law DL 6-2230 York, Ala./Sumter County HS
Antonio Leonard LB 6-2195 Jonesboro, La./Jonesboro-Hodge HS
Pernell McPhee DL 6-4230 Pahokee, Fla./Pahokee HS
Johdrick Morris WR 6-3195 Baton Rouge, La./Central HS
Cameron O'Neal DB 6-0180 Citronelle, Ala./Citronelle HS
Micah Pellerin DB 6-1182 Madison, Miss./Saint Joseph HS
Jamar Shelton DB5-10175 West Point, Miss./West Point HS
Jeremy SnowdenLB 6-3195 Liberty, Miss./Amite County HS
Blake Spiers* LB 6-2230 Brandon, Miss./Copiah-Lincoln CC
William Spight DB5-10160 Montgomery, Ala./Jefferson Davis HS
Jake Thames OL 6-5254 Monticello, Miss./Lawrence County HS
Jamison Wadley DL 6-3218 Attalla, Ala./Etowah HS
Korey Williams LB 6-2220 New Orleans, La./Edna Karr HS
* denotes mid-year signee

Signing Day Press Conference

Gene Anderson DB, 6-2, 205 Pearl River CC Poplarville, Miss.

Two-year letterwinner for Head Coach Tim Hatten at Pearl River CC ... Started all 12 games as a senior, finishing with 82 tackles (fourth-best on the team), including four tackles for loss, 17 pass breakups, five interceptions (one returned for a touchdown), 100 yards in interception returns and one kickoff return for 34 yards ... Helped PRCC to a 10-2 record in 2006 and a No. 4 ranking in the nation, appearing in the 2006 Pilgrim's Pride Bowl in Mt. Pleasant, Texas, for the national championship ... Ranked No. 10 on the Clarion Ledger's Top 25 Junior College list ... Earned Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) All-State and All-Region 23 ... Team's Juan Mariner honoree ... Member of the 2005 and 2006 MACJC state championship squads ... Finished No. 3 in 2005's final NJCAA Poll, also after starting out No. 1 ... Played in eight games as a freshman, collecting 25 tackles, including seven tackles for loss and four pass breakups ... Prepped at East Marion HS in Columbia, Miss., for Head Coach Leslie Peters ... Three-star rating by JCGridwire.com ... Three-star rating by rivals.com ... Three-star rating by Scout.com ... Three-star rating by SuperPrep.com ... Three-star rating by MagnoliaPreps.com ... Also recruited by Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Tennessee and Iowa State.

James Brady OL, 6-4, 270 Picayune HS Picayune, Miss.

Two-year starter and three-year letterwinner for Head Coach Dodd Lee at Picayune HS ... Led the way from the tackle position for Picayune HS, that averaged more than 35 points per game and had a running back with over 2,000 yards ... Named to the Mississippi Association of Coaches' All-State team as a senior ... Named to the Clarion Ledger's All-State first team ... Selected to the "Best of the Rest" by the Clarion Ledger's and was among its Top 40 recruits ... Associated Press' All-Division as a junior and senior ... Top 25 by the Sun Herald ... Two-star rating by rivals.com ... Two-star rating by Scout.com ... Two-star rating by MagnoliaPreps.com ... Two-star rating by SuperPrep.com ... Son of Danny and Elvina Brady ... Born July 30, 1989 ... Also recruited by Louisiana-Lafayette and Louisiana-Monroe.

Andrew Burns DL, 6-4, 245 Shelby County HS Columbiana, Ala.

Two-year, two-way starter for Coach Ryan Herring at Shelby County HS ... Played offensive tackle and defensive end ... Helped lead Shelby County to an 8-4 record and an appearance in the second round of the state playoffs ... Named Class 5A All-State as a senior at defensive end ... Also an all-district and all-region performer on the offensive line ... Named all-district and all-region as a junior at both offensive line and defensive end ... As a junior, he helped lead Shelby County to a 6-5 record and an appearance in the first round of the state playoffs ... Also participates in basketball ... Two-star rating by rivals.com ... Two-star rating by MagnoliaPreps.com ... Son of Gary and Mary Burns .. Born May 14, 1989 ... Also recruited by Louisiana-Monroe and Marshall.

Levi Carlton WR, 6-1, 175 Theodore HS Theodore, Ala.

Two-year starter for Head Coach Bill Meredith at Theodore HS ...Came from same high school as former All-American defensive back and current Detroit Lion Etric Pruitt ... Finished with 21 carries for 194 yards (9.2 ypc) and had 14 catches for 282 yards (20.1 ypc) ... Named the team's offensive most valuable player ... Also was named the Crichton Optimist Club's Player of the Week once ... Registered 18 carries for 122 yards (6.8 ypc) rushing as a junior and had 28 catches for 680 yards (24.3 ypc) ... Helped lead Theodore HS to a 9-3 record ... One-star rating by Scout.com ... Also recruited by Troy, Memphis and UAB.

Ken Dailey LB, 6-2, 200 Baker HS Mobile, Ala.

Three-year starter and four-year letterwinner as a defensive back for Coach Chip Menten at Baker HS ... Suffered a season-ending hand injury in the first game of his senior season ... As a junior, he collected 35 tackles, including 29 solo stops, two interceptions and one fumble recovery ... Also lettered in basketball and track ... Rated a "3" by Forrest Davis Football Recruiting ... Three-star rating by rivals.com ... Three-star rating by MagnoliaPreps.com ... Also recruited by Miami (Fla.), Alabama and Clemson ... Son of Robert and Cassandra Dailey ... Born Feb. 11, 1989.

Antwain Easterling RB, 5-11, 185 Miami Northwestern HS Miami, Fla.

Rushed for 2,831 yards and scored 33 touchdowns as a senior for Coach Roland Smith at Miami Northwestern HS ... Rated No. 5 running back in the nation by ESPN.com ... Rated No. 23 overall in the nation by ESPN.com ... Rated No. 30 overall in the state of Florida by ESPN.com ... Dade County MVP ... Scored on a 24-yard touchdown run in the all-star game ... Finished with 293 yards and three touchdowns on 26 carries against Miami Central ... As a junior, he ran for almost seven yards a carry and more than 100 yards per game ... Received a "4" rating by Forrest Davis Football Recruiting ... Four-star rating by rivals.com ... Four-star rating by MagnoliaPreps.com ... No. 15 running back in the nation by Scout.com ... Four-star rating by Scout.com ... Four-star rating by SuperPrep.com ... No. 23 in the Southeast by Scout.com ... No. 17 running back in the nation by rivals.com ... No. 39 in the state of Florida by rivals.com ... Also recruited by Rutgers, Miami (Fla.), Nebraska, Notre Dame, Mississippi State, Florida and Wisconsin.

Justin Estes K, 5-9, 160 Marietta HS Marietta, Ohio

Four-year letterwinner for Coach Brian Spicer at Marietta HS ... Finished senior season 20-22 in PATs and 5-9 in field goals ... Recorded 56 rushes for 335 yards and five touchdowns ... Tallied 17 receptions for 321 yards and one touchdown ... Recorded 104 total tackles ... Named Defensive MVP and team captain in 2006 ... Received coach's award in 2005 ... Two-star rating by SuperPrep.com ... Two-star rating by Scout.com ... Two-star rating by rivals.com ... Two-star rating by MagnoliaPreps.com ... Earned a total of nine varsity letters ... Also participated in track basketball and baseball ... A two-time regional qualifier in 4x100 in track ... Also recruited by Purdue ... Son of Mark and Kathy Estes.

Darin Farris QB, 6-1, 171 Petal HS Petal, Miss.

Three-year starter at quarterback for Coach Bubba Davis at Petal HS ... Completed 171-of-293 passes for 58.4 percent and threw for 2,783 yards and 33 touchdowns ... Helped Petal to an 8-3 record and the first round of the state playoffs ... Named first-team all-state by the Mississippi Association of Coaches ... Division 5-4A MVP Offensive Back ... First-Team All-Area by the Hattiesburg American as a senior and second team as a junior ... WDAM All-Area team ... Team offensive MVP ... Two-time Clarion Ledger Player of the Week ... Seven-time Pine Belt Elite Power Player of the Week ... Clarion-Ledger's Top 125 seniors ... Clarion-Ledger's Top 40 recruits ... Named to Steve's Elite Fleet at the Steve McNair Camp ... Completed 111-of-211 passes for 1,819 yards and 19 touchdowns as a junior ... Two-star rating by SuperPrep.com ... Two-star rating by Scout.com ... Also recruited by Mississippi State ... Lettered in baseball as well.

V.J. Floyd RB, 5-10, 191 Bishop Moore Catholic HS Orlando, Fla.

Four-year starter for Coach Matt Hedrick at Bishop Moore Catholic HS ... Finished senior season with 1,229 yards and 13 touchdowns ... As a junior, recorded 1,849 yards and 21 touchdowns ... Help lead team to an 11-1 finish as a senior and 9-2 as a junior ... First team All-Central Florida as a junior and senior ... Second team 3A all-state as a junior ... First team all-county (Orange) as a junior and senior ... Selected to play in the Dixon Ticonderoga Central Florida All-Star Game as a senior ... Also selected to play in the East Meets West All-American Game at Disney Wide World of Sports as a senior ... Led team to state playoffs as a sophomore, junior and senior, the first consecutive playoff appearances in school history ... Two-star rating by SuperPrep.com ... Two-star rating by Scout.com ... Two-star rating by rivals.com ... Two-star rating by MagnoliaPreps.com ... Also lettered in basketball and track ... Also recruited by Florida State, Michigan State, USF and Ohio ... Son of former Florida State star Victor and Alfaye Floyd.

Julius Gray OL, 6-5, 325 Pearl River Community College Poplarville, Miss.

Two-year letterwinner for Head Coach Tim Hatten at Pearl River CC ... Named first team all-state by the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior College (MACJC) as a sophomore ... Selected All-Region 23 ... Selected as "Best of the Rest" by The Clarion Ledger ... Helped PRCC to a 10-2 record in 2006 and a No. 4 ranking in the nation, appearing in the 2006 Pilgrim's Pride Bowl for the national championship in Mt. Pleasant, Texas ... Played in nine games as a freshman ... Member of the 2005 and 2006 MACJC state championship squads ... Finished No. 3 in 2005's final NJCAA Poll, also after starting out No. 1 ... Four-star rating by SuperPrep.com ... Four-star rating by Scout.com ... Three-star rating by rivals.com ... Three-star rating by MagnoliaPreps.com ... Also recruited by West Virginia, Marshall and UAB.

Tim Green LB, 6-3, 190 Spring Valley HS Columbia, S.C.

As a senior for Coach Jimmy Noonan at Spring Valley HS, he registered 132 tackles, including 66 solo stops, 15 tackles for loss, 11 sacks, 10 quarterback hurries, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, one blocked kick and three pass breakups ... He was the team's most valuable player ... Named 4A all-state ... Selected Region 5-4A All-Region ... Chosen as the Area Defensive Player of the Year ... Two-star rating by SuperPrep.com ... Two-star rating by Scout.com ... Two-star rating by rivals.com ... Two-star rating by MagnoliaPreps.com ... Also recruited by Iowa State.

Randy Hardin QB, 6-0, 185 The Bolles School Jacksonville, Fla.

Played for Coach Corky Rogers as a two-year letterwinner at The Bolles School ... Finished senior season with 3,257 total yards for 32 touchdowns and only three interceptions ... Played freshman and sophomore seasons at Rutherford HS ... Career totals include 7,463 yards for 76 touchdowns and 18 interceptions ... Completed 69.0 percent of passes during senior season ... Helped lead team to 14-0 finish and State 2A Championship title ... First team all-district and all-state ... Named Florida Dairy Farmers Class 2A Player of the Year as a senior ... Named Offensive Player of the Year by the Times Union ... Chosen to Sportswriters All-State first team ... A Super 24 selection ... Named 2A State Player of the Year ... Finished third in Mr. Football competition in Florida ... Chosen as a Blue Chip Third Team All-American ... Named 5A Sophomore of the Year ... Finished in all-time Top 10 in passing yardage and touchdown passes for the state of Florida ... Three-star rating by SuperPrep.com ... Two-star rating by Scout.com ... Three-star rating by rivals.com ... Three-star rating by MagnoliaPreps.com ... No. 72 quarterback nationally by Scout.com ... No. 85 quarterback nationally by ESPN.com ... Also lettered in baseball ... An All-Bay County selection for baseball as a sophomore ... Also recruited by South Carolina, Miami, West Virginia, Tulsa and Memphis ... Son of Steve and Mary Hardin ... Father was head football coach at Rutherford HS.

Rashod Henry WR, 6-0, 165 Lumberton HS Lumberton, Miss.

Four-year starter for Coach Teddy Dyess at Lumberton HS ... Helped lead Lumberton HS to a four-year 47-5 record and state championships in 2004 and 2005 ... Finished with 2,034 yards rushing on 210 carries, an average of 9.7 yards per carry, scored 20 touchdowns, two extra points for a total of 124 yards ... Collected eight receptions for 76 yards, an average of 9.5 yards per catch and scored a touchdown and an extra point ... Defensively, he finished with 17 tackles, two pass breakups, one forced fumble and one interception that he returned 70 yards for a touchdown ... Registered four punt returns for 101 yards, an average of 25.3 yards per return and scored a touchdown .... Named to the Clarion Ledger's "Dandy Dozen" ... Clarion Ledger All-State selection ... "Best of the Rest" and Top 40 recruit by The Clarion Ledger ... Two-time Mississippi Association of Coaches' All-State team ... 2006 Team MVP ... Named all-division four years ... Garnered All-Area honors by WDAM-TV in 2005 and 2006 ... Two-time Hattiesburg American All-Area ... Two-Time Prep Sports Weekly All-Area team ... Holds the state playoff record with 26 carries for 441 yards and four touchdowns in playoff game against Kemper County in 2006 ... Rated a "4" by Forrest Davis Football Recruiting ... Two-star rating by SuperPrep.com ... Two-star rating by Scout.com ... No. 24 player in the state by Scout.com ... Three-star rating by rivals.com ... Three-star rating by MagnoliaPreps.com ... Mississippi's Top 12 by Forrest Davis Football Recruiting ... Also lettered in track ... Named to the 2005 All-State Track team ... 2005 state champion in the 200m ... 2004 state champion in the long jump and 200m ... Also recruited by Mississippi State and Memphis.

Logan Hickman DL, 6-3, 265 Gulf Shores HS Gulf Shore, Ala.

Two-year starter and three-year letterwinner for Coach Duane Davis at Gulf Shore HS ... One of the top tacklers on the team with 69 total tackles, including 50 solo stops, six sacks and eight tackles for loss ... Also forced a fumble and recovered a fumble ... Named Honorable-Mention All-State ... Selected All-Baldwin County ... Helped lead Gulf Shores to a 6-5 record and an appearance in the first round of the state playoffs ... Two-star rating by rivals.com ... Two-star rating by MagnoliaPreps.com ... Two-star rating by Scout.com ... Two-star rating by SuperPrep.com ... Also recruited by Louisiana-Monroe and Arkansas State ... Son of Dom Hickman and Dianna Bonder.

Brennan Houston TE, 6-4, 270 Cerritos College Norwalk, Calif.

Two-year starter for Frank Mazzotta at Cerritos College ... Named All-State ... Selected NJCAA All-American ... Selected All-Mission Conference ... Three-star rating by Scout.com ... As a sophomore, he played in eight games ... Finished with 15 catches for 204 yards, an average of 13.6 yards per carry and one touchdown ... Long catch of 26 yards ... As a freshman, he caught four passes for 47 yards, including two for 14 yards against Long Beach City College... Had a season-long 28-yard reception against West Los Angeles College... Was used primarily as a blocker... Three-star rating by SuperPrep.com ... Three-star rating by Scout.com ... Two-star rating by rivals.com ... Two-star rating by MagnoliaPreps.com ... Prepped at Gahr High School in Compton, Calif. ... Spent time on the football, basketball, baseball and track and field teams in high school... As a junior, he was named his team's Defensive Lineman of the Year... While on the baseball team as a freshman, he was voted their Most Valuable Player... Most memorable moment was when he caught three passes for 87 yards against Bellflower High his junior year

Chico Hunter DB, 6-0, 190 Warren Central HS Vicksburg, Miss.

Played for Coach Curtis Brewer at Warren Central HS ... Played only two games as a senior due to a torn ACL, posting 11 tackles, one sack and one interception returned for a touchdown ... Recorded 108 tackles (49 solos, 59 assists), five interceptions as a junior ... Also had eight punts for a 30.3 yard average during his junior year ... Recorded 88 tackles as a sophomore ... Mississippi Association of Coaches Second Team All-State as a junior ... 2004 Defensive MVP for Region 2-5A ... Vicksburg Post Defensive Player of the Year ... Helped Warren Central win back-to-back 2-5A district championships during his sophomore and junior years ... Helped Warren Central continue a 2-5A state-record 22 seasons with an appearance in the playoffs ... Also played basketball ... A two-star rating by rivals.com ... All-Southeast Region by PrepStar ... Also recruited by Alabama, Louisiana Tech, Mississippi State and Ole Miss ... Son of Linda Johnson ...

Deddric Jones DL, 6-3, 230 Bastrop HS Bastrop, La.

Lettered at Delta HS before transferring to Bastrop HS for part of his junior and senior years due to Hurricane Katrina ... As a senior for Coach Brad Bradshaw at Bastrop, he finished with 59 tackles, including 11 tackles for loss, seven sacks and one interception ... Helped lead Bastrop to a 15-0 record and the Louisiana Class 4A state championship ... Named all-district ... Also lettered in basketball ... Named all-state as a junior ... Two-star rating by SuperPrep.com ... Two-star rating by Scout.com ... Two-star rating by rivals.com ... Two-star rating by MagnoliaPreps.com ... Recruited by Ole Miss, Alabama, Mississippi State and Louisiana Tech.

Cordarro Law DL, 6-2, 230 Sumter County HS York, Ala.

Three-year starter for Coach Stacy Watters at Sumter County HS ... Registered 105 tackles, three fumble recoveries and had one interception ... Also rushed for 1,026 yards and scored 11 touchdowns ... Helped lead Sumter County to a 6-5 record and its first playoff appearance in eight years ... Named all-county ... Also named to the West Alabama All-Star team ... Lettered in basketball as well ... Averaged 17 points and eight rebounds ... First-team all-state as a junior and helped lead Sumter County to two state championships ... MVP of the Regional Championships ... Selected first-team all-county ... Two-star rating by Scout.com ... Two-star rating by SuperPrep.com ... Two-star rating by rivals.com ... Two-star rating by MagnoliaPreps.com ... Also recruited by Louisville and UCF ... Son of Veronica Law ... Born Oct. 15, 1988.

Antonio Leonard LB, 6-2, 195 Jonesboro-Hodge HS Jonesboro, La.

As a senior for Coach Joey Pender at Jonesboro-Hodge HS, he finished with 70 tackles, five forced fumbles, one interception and scored two defensive touchdowns ... He also had 300 yards rushing and a touchdown ... Posted 250 yards receiving and two touchdowns ... Averaged 35 yards on kickoff returns and scored a touchdown ... An all-district selection ... Selected to play in Max Emfinger's 2A Bowl ... Rated a five-star athlete in the bowl game ... Also lettered in baseball and track ... Member of the 4x200 relay team ... Also recruited by Louisiana Tech ... Son of Tony and Sonja Leonard ... Born Aug. 4, 1989.

Pernell McPhee DL, 6-4, 230 Pahokee HS Pahokee, Fla.

Started at defensive line for Coach Leroy Foster at Pahokee HS ... Registered 75 tackles, including 35 tackles for loss and 19 sacks ... Also forced 12 fumbles ... Helped lead Pahokee to a 14-0 record and the Florida State Class 2B Championship ... Named all-state, all-conference and all-area ... Also two-year starter in basketball ... Currently leads team in rebounding ... An all-area selection ... Also recruited by USF, UCF, Florida International and Florida Atlantic ... Born Dec. 17, 1988.

Johdrick Morris WR, 6-3, 195 Central HS Baton Rouge, La.

Three-year letterwinner for Coach Keith Menard at Central HS ... Finished with 42 receptions for 816 yards and 11 touchdowns in eight games (leading Class 5A) ... Was used some in rushing situations and also on defense ... Primarily a defensive back as a junior ... Named to the Class 5A All-State team by the Louisiana Football Coaches Association and the Louisiana Sports Writers Association ... Named to the 4A-5A All-Metro team by the Baton Rouge Advocate ... An all-district selection ... Also lettered for three years in basketball ... A two-star rating by rivals.com ... Named to the PelicanPreps.com All-State team ... Three-star rating by rivals.com ... Three-star rating by MagnoliaPreps.com ... Team finished with a 4-5 record last season and had a 1-9 mark in 2004 ... Team advanced to the playoffs last season ... Also recruited by Louisiana Tech ... Son of Darlene Lathers ... Born Mar. 19, 1988.

Cameron O'Neal DB, 6-0, 180 Citronelle HS Citronelle, Ala.

Three-year starter for Coach Eddie Stephenson at Citronelle HS, the high school of former standout quarterback Jeff Kelly ... Finished with 91 tackles and two interceptions as a senior ... Had 17 blocked kicks during his career ... Named first-team All-State 5A ... Press-Register All-Region ... Selected all-district ... Posted 85 tackles and two interceptions as a junior ... Two-star rating by rivals.com ... Two-star rating by MagnoliaPreps.com ... Also recruited by Iowa State and Arkansas .... Son of JoAnn O'Neal ... Born Nov. 10, 1988.

Micah Pellerin DB, 6-1, 182 Saint Joseph HS Madison, Miss.

Played wide receiver, running back and defensive back for Coach Flip Godfrey at Saint Joseph HS ... Helped lead Saint Josephs' to a 5-5 record and an appearance in the first round of the state playoffs ... As a senior, he registered 56 tackles and five interceptions on defense ... He also finished with 24 receptions for 513 yards and six touchdowns ... Ran 26 times for 281 yards and five touchdowns ... Selected team offensive MVP ... Named District 6-2A All-District ... Clarion Ledger Performer of the Week ... Two-star rating by rivals.com ... Two-star rating by MagnoliaPreps.com ... Also lettered in track ... Won the district championship in the triple jump, the long jump and 400m ... Also recruited by Memphis and Tulane ... Son of Jerome and Frankie Pellerin.

Jamar Shelton DB, 5-10, 175 West Point HS West Point, Miss.

Played for Coach Dennis Allen at West Point HS ... Finished senior season with 175 carries for 1,490 yards and 14 touchdowns ... Also recorded one defensive touchdown ... Helped lead team to north state championship game ... Finished senior season with a 12-2 record ... Also recorded 14 receptions for 380 yards and five touchdowns ... Awarded first team all-state running back by The Clarion Ledger ... Named first team all-region and all-district ... Selected as offensive MVP of region and district ... As a junior, selected to second team all-state ... Recorded 76 tackles and seven interceptions ... Received 2-star rating by both rivals.com and scout.com ... Selected to top 125 seniors to watch by The Clarion Ledger ... Also selected as a top 20 post-season prospect by scout.com ... Two-star rating by SuperPrep.com ... Two-star rating by Scout.com ... Two-star rating by rivals.com ... Two-star rating by MagnoliaPreps.com ... Rated the No. 28 player in the state of Mississippi by Scout.com ... Son of James and Carolyn Shelton ... Born May 26, 1989.

Jeremy Snowden LB, 6-3, 195 Amite County HS Liberty, Miss.

Two-year starter and three-year starter for Coach Charles Jackson at Amite County HS ... Helped lead Amite County to a 9-3 record and the second round of the state playoffs ... Finished with 890 yards rushing with 14 touchdowns ... Completed 75-of-145 passes for 1,435 yards and 17 touchdowns ... Two-time all-district performer ... Clarion Ledger's Top 40 recruits and "Best of the Rest" ... As a junior, he ran for 1,021 yards and scored six touchdowns ... Two-star rating by SuperPrep.com ... Two-star rating by Scout.com ... Two-star rating by rivals.com ... Two-star rating by MagnoliaPreps.com ... Also played basketball and ran track ... Also recruited by Louisiana Tech, Louisiana-Monroe and Louisiana-Lafayette ... Son of Andre Roberts and Linda Perry ... Born Oct. 22, 1988.

Blake Spiers LB, 6-2, 230 Copiah-Lincoln CC Brandon, Miss.

Enrolled at Southern Miss in January as a mid-year signeee ... Played two years for Coach Glenn Davis at Copiah-Lincoln CC ... Helped lead Co-Lin to a 9-3 record and an appearance in the state junior and community college championship game ... As a sophomore, he played in nine games and finished with 77 tackles, including 48 unassisted, six tackles for loss, two sacks, two forced fumbles and two interceptions ... Played against Georgia Military Academy in the Golden Isles Bowl and won 21-0 ... As a freshman, he finished with 55 tackles, including 37 solo stops ... Played for Coach Dan Davis at Brandon High School in Brandon, Miss. ... Named 2003 Best Defensive Lineman and Second Team All-State... Also named 2004 Defensive MVP, MAC 1st Team All-State, Second Team All-Metro, All-Rankin County and All-District Region 3-5A after recording over 100 tackles as a senior... Also played in the All-Star Bernard-Blackwell Classic ... Three-star rating by Scout.com ... Three-star rating by SuperPrep.com ... Two-star rating by rivals.com ... Two-star rating by MagnoliaPreps.com ... Also recruited by Memphis, Tulane and Marshall ... Native of Hattiesburg, Miss ... Son of Brenda Davis.

William Spight CB, 5-10, 160 Jefferson Davis High School Montgomery, Ala.

Played for Coach Duane McWhorter at Jefferson Davis HS ... Recorded 97 solo tackles, 65 assists, four forced fumbles, three fumble returns ... Also recorded 11 interceptions for 68 yards ... Named 2005-06 all-metro ... Received Thomas Head Award for senior football player with highest GPA ... Helped lead team to a 6-4 record in 2006 ... Also lettered in baseball ... Two-star rating by Scout.com ... Two-star rating by SuperPrep.com ... Two-star rating by rivals.com ... Two-star rating by MagnoliaPreps.com ... Also recruited by Memphis and Iowa State ... Son of Lindy and William Spight Sr.

Jake Thames OL, 6-5, 254 Lawrence County HS Monticello, Miss.

Two-year starter at offensive tackle and tight end for Head Coach Mike Davis at Lawrence County HS ... Runs a 4.8-40 ... Lawrence County finished 5-5 on the year, but stunned undefeated Terry HS, 40-14, when they had their best game of the year ... Second-team 4A All-State tight end ... All-District ... All-Area ... Named to the Clarion Ledger's Top 125 High School Seniors ... Named to the Clarion Ledger's Top 40 football recruits ... Selected to the Southwest Mississippi Sweet 16 and the Enterprise-Journal Fabulous 14 ... Recently invited to the Mississippi All-Star Combine ... Two-star rating by SuperPrep.com ... Two-star rating by Scout.com ... Two-star rating by rivals.com ... Two-star rating by MagnoliaPreps.com ... Honor Roll student ... Member of the Beta Club ... Participated in beef exhibits for the 4-H for the past 10 years and has a lifetime membership with the Mississippi Cattlemen's Association ... Served as a page in the Mississippi State Senate ... Also recruited by Mississippi State ... Son of Tony and Sherry Thames ... Born Oct. 18, 1988.

Jamison Wadley DL, 6-3, 218 Etowah High School Attalla, Ala.

Played for Coach Gene Hill at Etowah HS ... Finished 2006 season with 121 tackles, 28 for loss, 10 sacks, four fumble recoveries, two blocked kicks, and 28 quarterback hurries ... Named to state and area "Dirty Dozen" ... All-region as a junior and senior ... All-state honorable mention as a junior ... Named first team all-state as a senior ... Selected as team's defensive MVP in 2005 and 2006 ... Named Gadsden Times' Defensive Player of the Week four times in 2006 ... Also named Gadsden Times' Defensive Player of the Year ... Two-star rating by rivals.com ... Two-star rating by MagnoliaPreps.com ... Two-star rating by SuperPrep.com ... Two-star rating by Scout.com ... Also recruited by Middle Tennessee State, Vanderbilt, Arkansas, UAB and Troy ... National Honor Society ... Beta Club ... SGA Vice-President ... Son of Rick and Carol Wadley.

Korey Williams LB, 6-2, 220 Edna Karr HS New Orleans, La.

As a senior for Coach Jabar Juluke at Edna Karr HS, he finished with 102 tackles, five sacks, 30 tackles for loss, four fumble recoveries, and blocked a field goal ... He returned one of the fumble recoveries for a touchdown ... First-team All-State ... A first-team All-Metro selection ... Selected defensive MVP of the district ... As a junior, he finished with 80 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, six sacks, two forced fumbles and three interceptions ... Tallied 120 stops as a sophomore and three interceptions, returning one for a touchdown ... "Best of the Rest" by the New Orleans Times Picayune ... Three-star rating by rivals.com ... Three-star rating by MagnoliaPreps.com ... Also recruited by Purdue.

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