Highest-rated football recruits from Mississippi over the last 20 years

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November 22, 2021
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Highest-rated football recruits from Mississippi over the last 20 years

Football recruiting provides reliable drama, with recruitments and announcements becoming events in their own right. We love to see players from our own states make it big, and watch with pride as they go on to successful careers, knowing their origins shaped them into professional players. Stacker compiled a list of the highest-rated football recruits from Mississippi since 2000 using 247Sports. Players are ranked by national ranking with ties broken by rating. Keep reading to discover the highest-rated football recruits from your home state.

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#40: Clarence McDougal (2001)

- College: Mississippi State
- High school: Clinton (Clinton, MS)
- National ranking: #120 in 2001 (4 stars, 0.9635 rating)
- Position ranking: #3 (S)
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#39: Raekwon Davis (2016)

- College: Alabama
- High school: Meridian (Meridian, MS)
- National ranking: #83 in 2016 (4 stars, 0.9587 rating)
- Position ranking: #12 (DT)
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#38: Garry Pack (2004)

- College: Ole Miss
- High school: Oak Grove (Hattiesburg, MS)
- National ranking: #80 in 2004 (4 stars, 0.9699 rating)
- Position ranking: #7 (ILB)
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#37: C.J. Johnson (2011)

- College: Ole Miss
- High school: Philadelphia (Philadelphia, MS)
- National ranking: #79 in 2011 (4 stars, 0.9609 rating)
- Position ranking: #5 (ILB)
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#36: Byron Young (2019)

- College: Alabama
- High school: West Jones (Laurel, MS)
- National ranking: #77 in 2019 (4 stars, 0.9647 rating)
- Position ranking: #8 (DT)
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#35: Josh McNeil (2005)

- College: Tennessee
- High school: Collins (Collins, MS)
- National ranking: #77 in 2005 (4 stars, 0.9693 rating)
- Position ranking: #1 (OC)
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#34: Nathan Pickering (2019)

- College: Mississippi State
- High school: Seminary (Seminary, MS)
- National ranking: #73 in 2019 (4 stars, 0.9675 rating)
- Position ranking: #6 (DT)
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#33: Donovan Davis (2003)

- College: Mississippi State
- High school: Callaway (Jackson, MS)
- National ranking: #72 in 2003 (4 stars, 0.9629 rating)
- Position ranking: #3 (OT)
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#32: Willie Gay Jr. (2017)

- College: Mississippi State
- High school: Starkville (Starkville, MS)
- National ranking: #70 in 2017 (4 stars, 0.967 rating)
- Position ranking: #3 (OLB)
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#31: Charles Moore (2019)

- College: Auburn
- High school: Louisville (Louisville, MS)
- National ranking: #69 in 2019 (4 stars, 0.9681 rating)
- Position ranking: #6 (SDE)
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#30: Deion Smith (2021)

- College: LSU
- High school: Jackson Academy (Jackson, MS)
- National ranking: #69 in 2021 (4 stars, 0.9692 rating)
- Position ranking: #9 (WR)
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#29: Nigel Knott (2016)

- College: Alabama
- High school: Germantown (Madison, MS)
- National ranking: #66 in 2016 (4 stars, 0.9675 rating)
- Position ranking: #8 (CB)
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#28: Leo Lewis (2015)

- College: Mississippi State
- High school: Brookhaven (Brookhaven, MS)
- National ranking: #64 in 2015 (4 stars, 0.9684 rating)
- Position ranking: #1 (ILB)
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#27: McKinnley Jackson (2020)

- College: Texas A&M
- High school: George County (Lucedale, MS)
- National ranking: #62 in 2020 (4 stars, 0.9709 rating)
- Position ranking: #9 (DT)
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#26: Chris Strong (2007)

- College: Ole Miss
- High school: South Panola (Batesville, MS)
- National ranking: #60 in 2007 (4 stars, 0.973 rating)
- Position ranking: #6 (SDE)
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#25: Jamal Peters (2015)

- College: Mississippi State
- High school: Bassfield (Bassfield, MS)
- National ranking: #58 in 2015 (4 stars, 0.9727 rating)
- Position ranking: #3 (S)
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#24: Javon Patterson (2015)

- College: Ole Miss
- High school: Petal (Petal, MS)
- National ranking: #52 in 2015 (4 stars, 0.9751 rating)
- Position ranking: #3 (OG)
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#23: Allen Walker (2006)

- College: Ole Miss
- High school: Olive Branch (Olive Branch, MS)
- National ranking: #51 in 2006 (4 stars, 0.9779 rating)
- Position ranking: #3 (S)
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#22: Patrick Patterson (2009)

- College: Ole Miss
- High school: Noxubee County (Macon, MS)
- National ranking: #47 in 2009 (4 stars, 0.9747 rating)
- Position ranking: #5 (WR)
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#21: Rod Taylor (2014)

- College: Ole Miss
- High school: Callaway (Jackson, MS)
- National ranking: #47 in 2014 (4 stars, 0.9767 rating)
- Position ranking: #2 (OG)
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#20: Parys Haralson (2002)

- College: Tennessee
- High school: Madison Central (Madison, MS)
- National ranking: #47 in 2002 (4 stars, 0.9791 rating)
- Position ranking: #4 (WDE)
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#19: Quinton Culberson (2003)

- College: Mississippi State
- High school: Provine (Jackson, MS)
- National ranking: #44 in 2003 (4 stars, 0.9791 rating)
- Position ranking: #4 (S)
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#18: A.J. Brown (2016)

- College: Ole Miss
- High school: Starkville (Starkville, MS)
- National ranking: #36 in 2016 (4 stars, 0.9803 rating)
- Position ranking: #4 (WR)
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#17: Channing Ward (2012)

- College: Ole Miss
- High school: Aberdeen (Aberdeen, MS)
- National ranking: #35 in 2012 (5 stars, 0.9842 rating)
- Position ranking: #5 (WDE)
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#16: Derek Pegues (2005)

- College: Mississippi State
- High school: South Panola (Batesville, MS)
- National ranking: #35 in 2005 (5 stars, 0.9851 rating)
- Position ranking: #4 (CB)
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#15: Tony Conner (2013)

- College: Ole Miss
- High school: South Panola (Batesville, MS)
- National ranking: #33 in 2013 (5 stars, 0.9841 rating)
- Position ranking: #5 (S)
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#14: Jerrion Ealy (2019)

- College: Ole Miss
- High school: Jackson Prep (Flowood, MS)
- National ranking: #29 in 2019 (5 stars, 0.987 rating)
- Position ranking: #3 (RB)
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#13: Charles Cross (2019)

- College: Mississippi State
- High school: Laurel (Laurel, MS)
- National ranking: #27 in 2019 (5 stars, 0.9877 rating)
- Position ranking: #5 (OT)
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#12: Darren Williams (2002)

- College: Mississippi State
- High school: Clarksdale (Clarksdale, MS)
- National ranking: #26 in 2002 (5 stars, 0.9892 rating)
- Position ranking: #2 (S)
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#11: Benito Jones (2016)

- College: Ole Miss
- High school: Wayne County (Waynesboro, MS)
- National ranking: #25 in 2016 (5 stars, 0.9843 rating)
- Position ranking: #6 (DT)
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#10: Jerrell Powe (2005)

- College: Ole Miss
- High school: Wayne County (Waynesboro, MS)
- National ranking: #24 in 2005 (5 stars, 0.989 rating)
- Position ranking: #3 (DT)
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#9: Jerious Norwood (2002)

- College: Mississippi State
- High school: Brandon (Brandon, MS)
- National ranking: #23 in 2002 (5 stars, 0.9906 rating)
- Position ranking: #4 (RB)
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#8: Chris Spencer (2001)

- College: Ole Miss
- High school: Madison Central (Madison, MS)
- National ranking: #20 in 2001 (5 stars, 0.9922 rating)
- Position ranking: #2 (OC)
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#7: Nakobe Dean (2019)

- College: Georgia
- High school: Horn Lake (Horn Lake, MS)
- National ranking: #19 in 2019 (5 stars, 0.9908 rating)
- Position ranking: #2 (ILB)
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#6: Jeffery Simmons (2016)

- College: Mississippi State
- High school: Noxubee County (Macon, MS)
- National ranking: #18 in 2016 (5 stars, 0.9876 rating)
- Position ranking: #2 (SDE)
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#5: Chris Jones (2013)

- College: Mississippi State
- High school: Houston (Houston, MS)
- National ranking: #18 in 2013 (5 stars, 0.9919 rating)
- Position ranking: #2 (SDE)
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#4: Deljuan Robinson (2003)

- College: Mississippi State
- High school: Hernando (Hernando, MS)
- National ranking: #14 in 2003 (5 stars, 0.9934 rating)
- Position ranking: #1 (SDE)
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#3: DeAndre Brown (2008)

- College: Southern Miss
- High school: Ocean Springs (Pascagoula, MS)
- National ranking: #12 in 2008 (5 stars, 0.9931 rating)
- Position ranking: #3 (WR)
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#2: Nickolas Brassell (2011)

- College: Ole Miss
- High school: South Panola (Batesville, MS)
- National ranking: #6 in 2011 (4 stars, 0.9579 rating)
- Position ranking: #11 (WR)
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#1: Cam Akers (2017)

- College: Florida State
- High school: Clinton (Clinton, MS)
- National ranking: #3 in 2017 (5 stars, 0.9984 rating)
- Position ranking: #2 (RB)
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