Highest-rated Class of 2021 football recruits from Mississippi

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August 22, 2021
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Highest-rated Class of 2021 football recruits from Mississippi

With National Signing Day behind us and the 2021 college football season fast-approaching, Stacker compiled a list of the highest rated Class of 2021 football recruits from Mississippi using 247Sports.

There are a number of players primed to make big impacts right away, including as starters as soon as they arrive. The highest-rated players run the gamut from offense to special teams. Without a doubt, several of the players listed here are sure to be household names by the holidays. Keep reading to discover the highest-rated football recruits from your home state.

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#46: Mykal McLeod (OT)

- College: Southern Miss
- High school: Greene County (Leakesville, MS)
- National ranking: #2,518 (2 stars, 0.7936 rating)
- Position ranking: #213 (OT)
- Offers: Southern Miss, Central Arkansas
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#45: Rayf Vinson (WR)

- College: Air Force
- High school: Madison-Ridgeland Academy (Madison, MS)
- National ranking: #2,493 (2 stars, 0.7953 rating)
- Position ranking: #313 (WR)
- Offers: Air Force, Navy
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#44: Jack Tannehill (K)

- College: Southern Miss
- High school: Oxford (Oxford, MS)
- National ranking: #2,419 (3 stars, 0.7992 rating)
- Position ranking: #14 (K)
- Offers: Southern Miss, Memphis, Missouri Southern State
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#43: Marcus Dickey (WDE)

- College: Army
- High school: Biloxi (Biloxi, MS)
- National ranking: #2,405 (3 stars, 0.8003 rating)
- Position ranking: #123 (WDE)
- Offers: Army, Akron, New Mexico, Nicholls State, South Alabama
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#42: Thurman Rayborn (DT)

- College: not committed
- High school: Horn Lake (Horn Lake, MS)
- National ranking: #2,391 (3 stars, 0.8003 rating)
- Position ranking: #135 (DT)
- Offers: South Alabama, Alcorn State, Southern Illinois, UT Martin
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#41: Tristan Shorter (ILB)

- College: Arkansas State
- High school: Oxford (Oxford, MS)
- National ranking: #2,371 (3 stars, 0.8017 rating)
- Position ranking: #115 (ILB)
- Offers: Arkansas State, Air Force, Army, South Alabama, UAB
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#40: Richard Mays (WR)

- College: Southern Miss
- High school: Ridgeland (Ridgeland, MS)
- National ranking: #2,312 (3 stars, 0.8051 rating)
- Position ranking: #293 (WR)
- Offers: Southern Miss, Central Arkansas, Samford
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#39: Marquis Crosby (RB)

- College: Louisiana Tech
- High school: Seminary (Seminary, MS)
- National ranking: #2,240 (3 stars, 0.808 rating)
- Position ranking: #132 (RB)
- Offers: Louisiana Tech, Arkansas State, East Carolina, Louisiana-Monroe
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#38: Jamarcus Jones (WR)

- College: not committed
- High school: Union (Union, MS)
- National ranking: #2,200 (3 stars, 0.8099 rating)
- Position ranking: #284 (WR)
- Offers: South Alabama, Toledo
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#37: Dalton Hughes (OLB)

- College: South Alabama
- High school: Tupelo (Tupelo, MS)
- National ranking: #2,061 (3 stars, 0.8153 rating)
- Position ranking: #136 (OLB)
- Offers: not available
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#36: Reid Gavin (OT)

- College: South Alabama
- High school: South Jones (Ellisville, MS)
- National ranking: #1,993 (3 stars, 0.8173 rating)
- Position ranking: #163 (OT)
- Offers: South Alabama, Louisiana-Monroe, Samford, Southeast Missouri State, Southern Miss
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#35: Cole Daniels (DT)

- College: South Alabama
- High school: Sumrall (Sumrall, MS)
- National ranking: #1,950 (3 stars, 0.8199 rating)
- Position ranking: #113 (DT)
- Offers: not available
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#34: Jeremiah Robinson (WR)

- College: Southern Miss
- High school: Petal (Petal, MS)
- National ranking: #1,929 (3 stars, 0.8206 rating)
- Position ranking: #260 (WR)
- Offers: Southern Miss
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#33: Tony McCray (CB)

- College: Georgia State
- High school: Lake Cormorant (Lake Cormorant, MS)
- National ranking: #1,793 (3 stars, 0.8261 rating)
- Position ranking: #157 (CB)
- Offers: Georgia State, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Austin Peay, Campbell, Jackson State
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#32: Cayden Bridges (S)

- College: Auburn
- High school: Magee (Magee, MS)
- National ranking: #1,742 (3 stars, 0.828 rating)
- Position ranking: #150 (S)
- Offers: Auburn, South Alabama, Central Arkansas, Florida A&M, Mississippi State
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#31: Xavier Evans (RB)

- College: not committed
- High school: Laurel (Laurel, MS)
- National ranking: #1,684 (3 stars, 0.8294 rating)
- Position ranking: #103 (RB)
- Offers: Arkansas State, Southeast Missouri State
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#30: Josiah Perryman (OLB)

- College: not committed
- High school: Madison Central (Madison, MS)
- National ranking: #1,611 (3 stars, 0.8315 rating)
- Position ranking: #110 (OLB)
- Offers: Ole Miss, Georgia Tech, Southern Miss, Florida State
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#29: Caleb Anderson (WR)

- College: not committed
- High school: Brandon (Brandon, MS)
- National ranking: #1,610 (3 stars, 0.8315 rating)
- Position ranking: #217 (WR)
- Offers: Georgia State, Ole Miss, Mississippi State
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#28: Brendan Toles (CB)

- College: Southern Miss
- High school: Lafayette (Oxford, MS)
- National ranking: #1,467 (3 stars, 0.8368 rating)
- Position ranking: #130 (CB)
- Offers: Southern Miss, Louisiana Tech, Mississippi State, Arkansas State, FIU
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#27: Xavier Franks (WR)

- College: Southern Miss
- High school: Magee (Magee, MS)
- National ranking: #1,444 (3 stars, 0.8376 rating)
- Position ranking: #197 (WR)
- Offers: Southern Miss, UCF, Alabama State, Alcorn State, Arkansas State
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#26: Lardarius Webb Jr. (CB)

- College: not committed
- High school: Jackson Academy (Jackson, MS)
- National ranking: #1,373 (3 stars, 0.841 rating)
- Position ranking: #118 (CB)
- Offers: Nebraska
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#25: Jay Hampton (CB)

- College: Mississippi State
- High school: Amory (Amory, MS)
- National ranking: #1,339 (3 stars, 0.8416 rating)
- Position ranking: #112 (CB)
- Offers: Mississippi State, Austin Peay, Central Arkansas, Coastal Carolina, Indiana
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#24: Chandler Pittman (ATH)

- College: Southern Miss
- High school: Magee (Magee, MS)
- National ranking: #1,329 (3 stars, 0.8418 rating)
- Position ranking: #100 (ATH)
- Offers: Southern Miss, Ole Miss, Arkansas State, Army, FIU
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#23: Zy McDonald (PRO)

- College: Louisiana
- High school: Ridgeland (Ridgeland, MS)
- National ranking: #1,324 (3 stars, 0.8423 rating)
- Position ranking: #45 (PRO)
- Offers: Louisiana, Army, Georgia State, Jackson State, Navy
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#22: Gabe Cavazos (OT)

- College: Mississippi State
- High school: Lake Cormorant (Lake Cormorant, MS)
- National ranking: #1,274 (3 stars, 0.8443 rating)
- Position ranking: #110 (OT)
- Offers: not available
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#21: Amariyon Howard (RB)

- College: Mississippi State
- High school: Starkville (Starkville, MS)
- National ranking: #1,212 (3 stars, 0.8464 rating)
- Position ranking: #75 (RB)
- Offers: Mississippi State, Louisiana-Monroe, Southern Miss
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#20: Calvin Johnson II (ATH)

- College: Northwestern
- High school: French Camp Academy (French Camp, MS)
- National ranking: #1,178 (3 stars, 0.8473 rating)
- Position ranking: #84 (ATH)
- Offers: Northwestern, Navy, Alcorn State, Central Arkansas, Duke
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#19: Corey Ellington (S)

- College: Mississippi State
- High school: Holmes County (Lexington, MS)
- National ranking: #1,144 (3 stars, 0.8484 rating)
- Position ranking: #99 (S)
- Offers: Mississippi State, Arkansas, Arkansas State, Indiana, Louisiana
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#18: Ty Cooper (WDE)

- College: Mississippi State
- High school: Louisville (Louisville, MS)
- National ranking: #1,108 (3 stars, 0.8498 rating)
- Position ranking: #63 (WDE)
- Offers: Mississippi State, Air Force, Alcorn State, Arkansas State, Austin Peay
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#17: Cameron Wright (WR)

- College: Memphis
- High school: South Panola (Batesville, MS)
- National ranking: #1,095 (3 stars, 0.8498 rating)
- Position ranking: #155 (WR)
- Offers: Memphis, Ole Miss, Arkansas State, Coastal Carolina, Georgia State
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#16: Elijah Sabbatini (S)

- College: Ole Miss
- High school: Biloxi (Biloxi, MS)
- National ranking: #1,058 (3 stars, 0.8519 rating)
- Position ranking: #87 (S)
- Offers: not available
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#15: Makylan Pounders (OG)

- College: Memphis
- High school: Byhalia (Byhalia, MS)
- National ranking: #1,043 (3 stars, 0.8519 rating)
- Position ranking: #55 (OG)
- Offers: Memphis, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Alcorn State, Arkansas
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#14: Jalen Shead (TE)

- College: LSU
- High school: Olive Branch (Olive Branch, MS)
- National ranking: #930 (3 stars, 0.8559 rating)
- Position ranking: #52 (TE)
- Offers: LSU, Alabama, Arkansas State, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Colorado
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#13: Justin Walley (CB)

- College: Minnesota
- High school: D'Iberville (Biloxi, MS)
- National ranking: #714 (3 stars, 0.8647 rating)
- Position ranking: #59 (CB)
- Offers: not available
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#12: Jarquez Hunter (RB)

- College: Auburn
- High school: Neshoba Central (Philadelphia, MS)
- National ranking: #707 (3 stars, 0.8647 rating)
- Position ranking: #36 (RB)
- Offers: Auburn, Arkansas State, Iowa, Jackson State, Louisiana
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#11: Kanarius Johnson (WR)

- College: Southern Miss
- High school: Laurel (Laurel, MS)
- National ranking: #653 (3 stars, 0.868 rating)
- Position ranking: #102 (WR)
- Offers: Tulane, Auburn, Indiana, Kentucky, Middle Tennessee State
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#10: Ty Keyes (PRO)

- College: Southern Miss
- High school: Taylorsville (Taylorsville, MS)
- National ranking: #585 (3 stars, 0.871 rating)
- Position ranking: #22 (PRO)
- Offers: Southern Miss, Tulane, Auburn, Kansas, Louisiana
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#9: Jacobi Moore (WR)

- College: Mississippi State
- High school: Harrison Central (Gulfport, MS)
- National ranking: #564 (3 stars, 0.8722 rating)
- Position ranking: #88 (WR)
- Offers: Mississippi State, Auburn, Indiana, Louisiana, Ole Miss
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#8: Brandon Buckhaulter (WR)

- College: Ole Miss
- High school: Hartfield Academy (Flowood, MS)
- National ranking: #537 (3 stars, 0.8743 rating)
- Position ranking: #85 (WR)
- Offers: not available
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#7: MJ Daniels (ATH)

- College: Ole Miss
- High school: George County (Lucedale, MS)
- National ranking: #372 (3 stars, 0.8889 rating)
- Position ranking: #24 (ATH)
- Offers: not available
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#6: Antonio Harmon (WR)

- College: Mississippi State
- High school: Kosciusko (Kosciusko, MS)
- National ranking: #296 (4 stars, 0.9014 rating)
- Position ranking: #47 (WR)
- Offers: Mississippi State, Georgia, Louisville, LSU, Ole Miss
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#5: John Lewis (OLB)

- College: Mississippi State
- High school: Germantown (Madison, MS)
- National ranking: #243 (4 stars, 0.9101 rating)
- Position ranking: #14 (OLB)
- Offers: Mississippi State, Central Arkansas, Florida State, Jackson State, Ole Miss
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#4: Luke Altmyer (PRO)

- College: Ole Miss
- High school: Starkville (Starkville, MS)
- National ranking: #191 (4 stars, 0.9219 rating)
- Position ranking: #13 (PRO)
- Offers: not available
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#3: Isaiah Brevard (WR)

- College: Oregon
- High school: Southaven (Southaven, MS)
- National ranking: #171 (4 stars, 0.9263 rating)
- Position ranking: #28 (WR)
- Offers: Oregon, Arkansas, Auburn, Baylor, Duke
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#2: Kadarius Calloway (ATH)

- College: Alabama
- High school: Philadelphia (Philadelphia, MS)
- National ranking: #134 (4 stars, 0.9394 rating)
- Position ranking: #4 (ATH)
- Offers: Alabama, Mississippi State, Louisville, Southern Miss
- Read more details on 247Sports

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#1: Deion Smith (WR)

- College: LSU
- High school: Jackson Academy (Jackson, MS)
- National ranking: #69 (4 stars, 0.9692 rating)
- Position ranking: #9 (WR)
- Offers: not available
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