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The talented group of wide receivers on the Mississippi roster in the 2010 Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic should provide a tough test for the secondary from Alabama. Rivals.com's Chris Nee breaks down the matchup.
Mississippi wide receivers: Nickalos Brassell (South Panola), Tobias Singleton (Madison Central), Josh Pinkston (Forest), Devin Fosselman (Wilkinson County) and Joseph Morrow (Ocean Springs)
Alabama defensive backs: Eric Dixon (Vigor), Erique Florence (Valley), Jacquese Kirk (Walker), Jonathan Rose (Leeds), Anthony Swain (Gadsden City) and E.J. May (McGill Toolen)
The Mississippi wideouts are likely the strongest part of the Magnolia State squad. They are led by two Rivals250 prospects in Brassell and Singleton. Brassell, a Mississippi State commitment, could end up playing a variety of positions due to his great athleticism and versatility. He could end up at quarterback or as a running back, used specifically in wildcat-like formations. Singleton is a tall target with good speed who is just an all-around solid athlete. He will be a major target for the Mississippi offense.
The other three wide receivers for the Mississippi squad are not chopped liver. Morrow and Fosselman are both Mississippi State commitments. Morrow is a tall, outside target at 6 feet 5, while Fosselman is more of an inside wide receiver at 5-10, who will likely contribute in the slot. Pinkston is an uncommitted prospect who checks in at 6-2, 190 pounds. If the Mississippi offense is able to find some continuity between their quarterbacks and wide receivers, they can pose a serious threat with the talent they have at the skills positions on the outside.
The Alabama secondary consists of two Auburn commitments (Rose & Swain), a Louisville commitment (Kirk), a Kentucky commitment (Dixon), a prospect leaning to Kentucky (May), and another one that remains open at this time but many expect to remain in-state (Florence). Not a bad collection of talent.
The safety spots will likely be handled by Florence and Swain, who both possess great size and versatility. Florence is a quick, long defensive back who isn't afraid to hit somebody. He probably handles free safety. Swain, who is built a lot like a linebacker, will likely be handling the strong safety spot. Rose is a big cornerback who has great ball skills. May and Kirk will provide solid depth across the board.