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The kid gets me fired up first he shows up to the Dandy Dozen photo shoot in head to toe Miss State gear. Then its reported on twitter he says " tell the world that miss state will win the BCS if they get Tony Conner and Shumpert". I personally like how out spoken he is about Miss State hopefully he can get others to follow his lead.
I also read were to tackle from Columbus didn't get a offer on his visit to Stanford sounds like our chances with him just got better.
Would love to see Deon Mix and Bj Hammond at SEC Media Days one day. Talk about a day full of great quotes.
Saw on twitter where the MHSAA director said Deon mix is the model student-athlete. He will be a leader for our team for several years to come. Heck, he is already one of the leaders of this class.
"DIS FOOTBALL SEASON GONNA BE CRAZY... PPL CAMPIN OUT FA TICKETS ON CAMPUS LIKE EVERYBODY WAS FA DAT FEMA MONEY!!!" Jameon Lewis
I'm probably way too optimistic on Tony Conner right now. I think if signing day was today, he would be ours.
I thinks we have a good chance with him he is doing exactly what he needs to do and that is keep quiet if he commits to MSU early he will catch too much crap from the bears
It was good to hear that he didn't show up for the Bama camp this summer.
I hope so but some mississippi folks claiming Conner is for sure going to TSUN.
They said the same about Mix and then all the sudden he didn't have a comitable offer and now they are saying he wasn't doing well enough at camps. Those dummies think people will believe anything. Keep working on em Mr. Mix
They still think they're going to get Quay Evans and Robert Nkemdiche.
Fully agree on Mix. He's joining a distinguished list of high talent, higher character offensive lineman that we have recruited and developed the past few years. Sherrod, Looney, Tobias, Gabe, Addison, and now Deon (not downplaying any others, these are just the ones that stick out to me). Between the fact that he is from South Panola and proudly wears his commitment to MSU on his sleeve and his active recruitment on our behalf, he's got me very excited to follow his career.
I understand you guys are going to flame me, so go ahead. I will tell you what I know though.
In regards to Mix, I have known since Jan. he was ALL MSU. His mamma is a HUGE fan. I know her pretty well. I have also had the pleasure to talk with Tony Connors brother David a lot in the past few months. Ironically, he and Ms. Mix work together.
In David’s exact words to me on Tuesday of this week, "Its Ole Miss v Bama Baby!" He also told me Tony is turned off by Bama because the coaches there were none too happy he didn’t camp there. he said he would take his visits and announce after that. Take it for what thats worth, its thrid person I know. However, that person is Tonys brother. I also know for a fact that the money man in SP is doing everything he can to push Tony this way. Further, before you bring it up, Tony is NOT mad at coach Freeze. At one point, there was a little rub because of comments about David that Tony percieved to be insulting. That has been cleared up and is no longer an issue.
As for Shumpert, I have no inside info. Just reading between the lines it sounds like if he stays in state, he’s all yours. If he does not, he’s OSU. I think he is an OSU lean right now, but as the date gets closer, I think he’ll have second thoughts and sign with you guys.
I’m also a guy who thinks Kalio is going to go to State. I know he likes to bait us along with his quotes, but I think he just enjoys the spotlight. If he does switch, it won’t be because of football. He will only switch if he thinks our new track coach gives him a better shot at the Olympics than Yalls.
Nice respectful post, and I don't doubt OM's ability to pull a South Panola recruit with the potential of Tony Conner. My only question to you is, Tony has been very quiet. That doesn't seem like a good thing for OM to me. Do you think David would tell you if State was ahead of OM so it could be put on message boards and a huge sh*t storm start up for Tony in Batesville? I'm asking because I have no idea what kind of relationship you have with the guy.
well said sameolereb, appreciate the input..
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He could, I know Deon picking you guys made A LOT of people very angry over in Batesville as well as Oxford. I wouldn’t put that out of the realm of possibility. I have only really got to know David the last few months. Until he took this job, he was really trying to get back to playing football. He even had visits lined up at LSU and Ole Miss. However, he couldn’t get cleared. His shoulder is VERY messed up.
I also know that the guy pushing those kids our way isn’t going to be there forever. Part of me welcomes the potential change. I would rather focus on Memphis. I know Deon is a good kid, and so is Tony. However, many of those kids have not been model citizens (See Mr. Brassell).
Of course they say that, they are still convinced they are getting Kailo Moore who is verbally committed to us so why shouldn't they believe they are getting Tony Conner who is on their doorstep and hasn't committed to anyone yet.
You lost me at thinking Shumpert is a OSU lean. Come on man!
Yep, me too...he's not going to Ok St. and we have a much better shot at Tony than he thinks or is being led to believe. Trust me on that.
Tell your boys (and I mean that in the literal sense) over there farmdawg sends his best.
Whys that? He camped there and loved it. They have the NICEST facilities in all of sports! Nationally ranked program! Also, Shumpert has said over and over again he really does not care about staying in state. he’s only 50/50 to do so.
Saying all that, I still said I think he ultimately signs with yall.
Will do! LOL
Anyway, why do you think I’m being led astray? You can’t just say "Trust me". This info may be dead wrong. I would not be shocked if Tony signed with MSU. I was just saying what I have been told. He and Mix are very good friends so again, it would not shock me.
Agreed! This guy thinks Shumpert is an OSU lean? Come on man!!! He is only saying that because he knows he is a MSU lean and is hoping like crazy Shumpert goes to OSU instead of MSU. Shumpert and Thomas both will stay instate and go to MSU.
Conner is being very quiet about things which would scare me if I were an OM fan. Normally if a kid is an OM lean from SP you will know it. With Mix in Conner's ear all the time and with all the top instate players going to MSU I again would be very nervous if I were a Reb. Finally, the horrible product that Conner will see on the field this year at OM would make me even more worried if I were a Reb. MSU should again go bowling and will probably win 8 games this year. That combined with a pitiful season at OM leads me to think Conner won't be at OM. From everything most people have heard it is a MSU vs. Bama battle for Conner. OM has a shot if they have a decent year but if you throw up a 3-9 then you have no shot and will probably lose a few recruits.
He also said OM isn't in his top 4 as well, yet you guys think y'all get him. (not referring to you)
Yancy is like kudzu. You hate it, can't kill it, and is virtually worthless!
Just messing with you.....we appreciate the info.
I don't think Tony knows where he's going to play football yet but I know we're in it as much as Bama and OM. As for Shump, I realize OSU has the nicest facilities but I think he ultimately wants to play in the best league in the country and in his home state and signs w us.
Tony himself said not too long ago who his top 4 were, and Ole Miss wasnt in it. He could have very easily just said his top 5 and put Ole Miss in there, but he didnt. He may not be mad at Ole Miss, or Freeze, but he intentionally didnt put Ole Miss in his top 4 for a reason. Now, with all that said, there is a long time till signing day and it wouldnt surprise me at all if Ole Miss got back into his top 4 and he ended up there.
Ask yourself this question...how many MS kids sign out of state with a school not in SEC? Shumpert isn't going all the way to OSU and miss out on the SEC. He is a private MSU lean without making it public to all the media of sorts. He is trying to make it pretty obvious by not putting OM in his Top 4. That should just about tell everyone where he is leaning.
For Conner, who knows but on the field results this year is going to play a heavy role in what a lot of these kids think before signing day. That is why Freeze is making such a push to get kids in the boat before the season starts. He knows it is going to be bad and wants to do damage control by having a kid committed now. If Conner drags it out until official visit time then that is bad news for Ole Miss. Freeze's pre-season fluff won't work when results are actually seen on the field.
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