STARKVILLE – In Starkville today, talking with QB/WR trio Brady Davis, Raphael Leonard and A.J. Brown. Their numbers have been spectacular and have played a large role in getting the Jackets to this week’s 6A quarterfinal matchup against Southaven.
Davis: 2,927 yards and 38 TDs
Leonard: 57 catches, 1,078 yards, 14 TDs
Brown: 47 catches, 918 yards, 15 TDs
Starkville (12-0) is No. 14 according to USA Today and No. 1 in Mississippi.
Talked some recruiting with the trio, which Leonard has nicknamed (see Thursday’s #DJournal) about recruiting. Davis (6-foot-4, 195) is a solid Memphis commit. His offers include Eastern Michigan, Louisiana Tech and South Florida among others. But while some larger schools have taken interest, it could take a lot to pry him away from a goal of taking Memphis, his dad’s alma mater to the next level.
Leonard (6’3, 185) has three offers, UAB, Florida Atlantic and Louisiana-Monroe. Like Davis, it’s puzzling why more haven’t come. That’s not just my thought, it’s coach Jamie Mitchell’s, too. Leonard has the size and the hands of a major DI receiver and that could still happen. If not, a smaller DI is going to get a steal, a la, Randy Moss-Marshall. Leonard is an Ohio State fan.
Brown (6’3, 215) could create some fun. He’s the junior among the seniors. He holds offers from Alabama, Auburn, Mississippi State and Ole Miss. He’s not letting on to a favorite, but at the push of Davis, he’s admittedly an LSU fan and would like a Tigers offer.