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Rivals.com Mississippi Postseason Top 25 2012

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Rank Name Pos Location Stars Ht Wt School
#1Channing WardDE
Aberdeen, MSAberdeen

Ward had more than 20 sacks for a squad that surrendered 14 points per game and went deep into the playoffs.

4 stars6'4"250Mississippi
#2Anthony AlfordQB
Petal, MSPetal

Alford accounted for more than 3,500 yards of total offense with 1,000-plus in both passing and rushing.

4 stars6'1"205Southern Miss
#3Quay EvansDT
Morton, MSMorton

Evans recorded 72 tackles, 4.5 sacks and two fumble recoveries in 2011.

4 stars6'3"295Mississippi St.
#4Richie BrownLB
Long Beach, MSLong Beach

Brown recorded more than 200 tackles during senior campaign.

4 stars6'2"223Mississippi St.
#5Issac GrossDT
Batesville, MSSouth Panola

Gross competed in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic.

3 stars6'3"270Mississippi
#6A.J. JeffersonDE
Summit, MSNorth Pike

Jefferson recorded 110 tackles and 12 sacks in 2011.

3 stars6'4"240Mississippi St.
#7Jeremy LigginsQB
Oxford, MSLafayette

Liggins accounted for more than 2,500 yards as a senior.

3 stars6'3"270LSU
#8D'Arthur CowanWR
Olive Branch, MSOlive Branch

Cowan produced 63 receptions for 1,255 yards for state championship team.

3 stars6'3"175Arkansas
#9Nick JamesDT
Long Beach, MSLong Beach

In 2011, James produced 62 total tackles with 31 solo stops.

3 stars6'4"335Mississippi St.
#10Cedric JilesDB
Clinton, MSClinton

Jiles recorded 37 total tackles and an interception this season.

3 stars6'0"180Mississippi St.
#11Devon DesperOL
Madison, MSMadison Central

Desper was selected to play in the Under Armour All-American Game.

3 stars6'4"295Mississippi St.
#12Temario StrongDE
Batesville, MSSouth Panola

Strong competed in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic.

3 stars6'2"210Mississippi
#13Deonte EvansATH
McComb, MSMcComb

Evans rushed for nearly 1,000 yards and recorded 58 tackles.

3 stars5'11"198Mississippi St.
#14Xavier GrindleRB
Columbia, MSEast Marion

Grindle ran for 2,103 yards and averaged 8.76 yards per carry.

3 stars5'10"190Mississippi St.
#15Adarrius PerkinsATH
Brooklyn, MSForrest County

Perkins had an interception in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic.

3 stars6'2"185Mississippi St.
#16Jaborian McKenzieATH
Natchez, MSTrinity Episcopal

McKenzie produced 100 touchdowns and more than 10,000 all-purpose yards in his career.

3 stars5'8"169Vanderbilt
#17Lelland DucksworthLB
Hattiesburg, MSNorth Forest

Ducksworth recorded 61 tackles and an interception in 2011.

3 stars6'1"215Southern Miss
#18Cordarrly GainesOL
Jackson, MSProvine

Gaines anchored offensive line and registered 19 pancake blocks.

3 stars6'5"320list
#19Todd MaysQB
Olive Branch, MSOlive Branch

Mays quarterbacked Olive Branch to the state championship.

3 stars6'1"190Arkansas St.
#20Adairius BarnesATH
Port Gibson, MSPort Gibson

Barnes was selected to play in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic.

3 stars5'11"180Louisiana Tech
#21D.J. ThompsonWR
Pearl, MSPearl

Thompson hauled in 59 passes for 773 yards during senior campaign.

3 stars6'4"190Southern Miss
#22Michael GordonRB
Camden, MSVelma Jackson

Gordon rushed for 1,759 yards and 21 touchdowns on only 156 carries.

3 stars5'10"185Arkansas St.
#23Nelson AdamsDE
Brandon, MSBrandon

Adams produced 106 tackles with eight sacks in 2011.

3 stars6'5"260Mississippi St.
#24Travon TravisWR
Gulfport, MSGulfport

Travis caught 26 passes as a senior.

3 stars5'11"170list
#25Frederick BrownWR
Jackson, MSJim Hill

Brown was among the top receiving targets in the Jackson area.

3 stars6'1"166Mississippi St.

Rivals.com Mississippi Postseason Top 25 2012

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