Alabama Crimson Tide: 2012 Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game

Notebook: Alabama-Mississippi game 

December, 13, 2012

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- It's just two days until the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game and both teams practiced both in the morning and the afternoon to get ready for Saturday. For the Mississippi squad, a certain defensive lineman continued to dominate and their most dynamic athlete returned to practice.

Alabama's two big stars did their talking on the field but remained quiet off it when asked about recruiting.

Antonio Conner to announce at UA game 

December, 13, 2012
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Antonio Conner (Batesville, Miss./South Panola) might be the nation’s No. 2 safety in the ESPN 150 rankings, but he’s getting a turn at running back during practice this week for the Mississippi team in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game.

Kailo Moore went down, and coach asked me if I was willing to play running back,” Conner said. “I told him anything to help out the team, so that’s what I had to do today. It’s real good. You’ve got to see the hole and have great vision.”

Antonio Conner
Scott Drucker/IntersportAntonio Conner, the nation's No. 2 safety in the ESPN 150, will announce his college destination during the Under Armour All-America Game on Jan. 4.
Moore, a Mississippi State commitment, missed practice on Thursday with a groin injury. He’s questionable for the game on Saturday. If Conner sees time in the backfield, he’s got one goal on his mind -- get in the end zone.

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- It hasn’t been easy for ESPN 150 offensive lineman Austin Golson (Prattville, Ala./Prattville) this week at the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game. He’s had to go up against top defensive line prospects such as Dee Liner and Darius Paige all week at practice, but he knows it’s only making him better.

Austin Golson
Greg Ostendorf/ESPN.comAustin Golson has been committed to Florida State since April 2011, but still is taking visits.
“It has been a challenge, but it’s just competition,” Golson said. “It makes me better. I hope I make them better. We’re just getting after each other. [Liner] got me at that summer camp. I don’t think I was prepared, so I had to get him back somehow.”

On Wednesday, Florida State assistant coach Dameyune Craig came by practice to see both Golson and Marquez White, who are both committed to the Seminoles.

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Recruiting picks up for CB Jonathan Cook 

December, 11, 2012
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Life is good for three-star cornerback Jonathan Cook (Spanish Fort, Ala./Spanish Fort). He just won a state championship, and this week, he’s playing defensive back for the Alabama squad in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game.

In the state title game, Cook caught a 25-yard touchdown pass as Spanish Fort High School cruised to a 42-14 victory.

“It felt real good,” he said. “That was the main thing we worked for.”

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Daily Dozen: Alabama-Mississippi game 

December, 11, 2012
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- The first day of practice for the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game kicked off on Tuesday, and the Alabama squad showed off its strength at the skill positions as well as on the defensive line. The game is on Saturday.

[+] EnlargeJeremy Johnson
Miller Safrit/ESPN.comQB Jeremy Johnson was impressive on the first day of practice for the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game.
QB Jeremy Johnson
Mongtomery, Ala./Carver
Committed to Auburn

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