Jackson (Miss.) Callaway Rivals250 defensive end Breeland Speaks enters the 2013 season as Mississippi's highest-ranked uncommitted 2014 prospect, and he has plenty of options on his plate.
As the season nears, he has four schools at the top of his list.
"I still have my top four with Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Arkansas and Florida State," Speaks said.
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There are aspects of each program that has caught his attention.
"Basically Ole Miss has shown the most interest from day one," Speaks said. "They were my first D1 offer. They've been persistent throughout the recruiting process. It feels like home up there.
"Mississippi State came a little later, right after Ole Miss, but they've also been on it with the recruiting and staying in touch. They have a great program and it feels like home up there also.
"Florida State, I feel like I could do a couple of things there with those being some of the best d-linemen in the country and they're always putting them out each year. Also it's a great lifestyle. I liked it down there. I feel like I could adapt to that a little better.
"Arkansas, Arkansas is like the hometown type thing. Everybody puts it into the Hogs up there in Arkansas. I feel like I would have a great support system up there and be able to play."
When it comes to visits, he plans to visit each of the four programs, but does not have anything scheduled at this point.
"Not yet, I haven't had my mind on college football," Speaks said. "If I make it to a game I make it there, but I've really just been focused on my high school career."
He is also not in a hurry to narrow his list or make a college decision.
"I really don't have any plans," Speaks said. "As I said earlier I'm really just focused on high school."
What he does have is big plans for his senior season. In addition to Speaks, Callaway returns Rivals100 offensive tackle Rod Taylor, three-star safety Ronald Walker, and three-star wide receiver Dayall Harris, all of whom are headed to Ole Miss.
The expectations are high for the team and Speaks also has plans to take his game up another notch after earning All-Metro honors and totaling 136 tackles as a junior.
"First of all we want to win a state championship, but a couple of goals I wouldn't mind gaining is to get 25 to 30 sacks this year, and making Mr. Football for Mississippi. A couple of things like that and kind of seeing if I could find my way into one of those big all-star games."
In addition to his top four, he also mentioned South Carolina and Southern Miss as still being in the mix.
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