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Mid-South Spotlight: Five prospects that are blowing up

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Charleston Collins (Nick Lucero/

The high school football season is four weeks in at schools across the Mid-South as district play begins to heat up. The opening weeks allowed for big proving opportunities for prospects across the region. Here are five prospects across the Mid-South that have enjoyed healthy rises since the start of the season.


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Collins was already well into a big recruiting rise before the season started, but early in his junior season he has been able to pick up offers from Penn State, Missouri and Oregon. Alabama, Arkansas and Georgia are just some of the programs that have already extended offers as Collins is on his way to a high debut in the next 2024 rankings release.


Howard was big in helping lead his Bears team to the state semifinals last season, and his camp run during the summer helped further his name on the radar. However, a big start to his junior season has seen three Power Five offers come his way from Auburn, Texas Tech and Vanderbilt.

He has been a big part of the offense early on, which has painted the picture a little bit clearer for college coaches to see his potential as a wide receiver at the next level.


Lindsey was already on the national radar heading into the season, but a select few programs were still left off his offer list. After a strong start to the year, Lindsey has added offers from Texas A&M, Missouri and Oklahoma State, which has helped push his offer total to double digits.

Lindsey could easily be a 30-plus offer recruit by the end of the calendar year on his continued progression.


McCutcheon is a 2025 receiver in the state of Texas making some noise amid a loaded positing group in his class, but Power Five programs are starting to see something special in the offensive playmaker.

Since the beginning of August, McCutcheon has added offers from Texas A&M, Ole Miss, Baylor and West Virginia amid an increased usage in an electric Lovejoy offense that features four Power Five talents in the receiving corps.


Okoye is one of the more interesting recruits in the region given his homeschool placement and his freakish build, but that hasn't stopped major programs from flooding his line since Sept. 1. Since the turn of the month, Okoye has added offers from Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kansas and Vanderbilt as he begins to really take off on the recruiting trail.

His season film will be big in helping determine how many programs get added to his offer list that already features 12 programs.