High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Jeremy Liggins

POY Potential: Top 5 Miss. football recruits

October, 7, 2011
The Gatorade Player of the Year Program honors athletes who meet comprehensive and exacting criteria in high school sports. Candidates are judged on athletic production and impact in the current season. Contenders also must demonstrate high academic achievement and exemplary personal character, including volunteerism, sportsmanship and community leadership. Senior status has no bearing on a candidate’s merit and selections are made independent of ESPNU's recruit rankings.

That being said, the state’s top five football recruits as ranked by ESPNU are sure to enter the 2011-12 Gatorade Football Player of the Year conversation at some point. Here they are …

Quay Evans
ESPNHSQuay Evans is Mississippi's No. 1 senior recruit.
1. Morton High (Miss.) defensive tackle Quay Evans

  • ESPNU 150 rank: 33
  • Height: 6-foot-2
  • Weight: 312 pounds
  • College: Undecided
  • Traits: Run defense, pass rushing, disruptiveness, strength
  • ESPNU scouting report: "Evans is a big dude who can move and cause problems. He has very good size and looks to carry the weight he has well though he may need to watch how he adds additional size. He can be an explosive kid who flashes the ability to fire out of his stance low, get under blockers pads, and generate good power from his lower body."

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