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Mississippis best has early top four

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One of the top receivers in the country for the Class of 2008 is Ocean Springs (Miss.) prospect DeAndre Brown. The 6-foot-6, 210-pounder is the favorite to emerge as the Magnolia State's top prospect and already has an impressive offer list.
Brown holds offers from Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Southern Mississippi, LSU, Florida, Miami (Fla.), South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Alabama, Auburn and Notre Dame, among others.
The Rivals100 to watch selection has an early top four.
"I would have to say LSU at one, Florida at two, Auburn at three and South Carolina at four," Brown said.
Rivals.com 2007 National Top 25 recruiter Josh Henson is the recruiter of record for the Bayou Bengals, who signed tight end Richard Dickson out of Ocean Springs High in the Class of 2006.
"I get along well with all of the coaches and I know a lot of the players," Brown said. "It feels like home (at LSU) and it's only two hours from home."
Another decorated recruiter, Rivals.com Class of 2006 National Top 25 recruiter Billy Gonzales, is on Brown for the defending National Champion Gators.
"I take an unofficial visit to Florida (this Saturday)," Brown said. I am going to attend a baseball and basketball game. Coach Gonzales is recruiting me, but I have also talked with (Gators head coach) Urban Meyer before."
Auburn also recruited Dickson and drew Brown's attention during that process.
"Coach Tommy Tuberville came to my school when he was recruiting Richard," Brown said. "This past season, coach Don Dunn, the recruiter for this area came and visited my school."
The Gamecocks rarely sign a recruit out of the Magnolia State, but something about South Carolina has Brown's attention.
"It seems like somewhere that is very peaceful and very quiet that I would like," he said. "I don't know, I like Steve Spurrier and how he throws the ball. There's just something about South Carolina that interests me."
Mississippi native Robert Gillespie is recruiting Brown for the Gamecocks.
There are a few things Brown will be looking for when making a decision.
"Really I just want to go somewhere where I will be able to fit in the offense and feel like I am at home."
Besides this weekend's visit, Brown doesn't have any other visits planned currently.
Brown had 21 catches 359 yards and seven touchdowns and rushed 22 times for 340 yards and six touchdowns during his junior year.s
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