- Craig Haubert, ESPN Staff Writer
Mississippi is in the heart of the deep South and it is a state that can produce some good talent. Not only can talent be found at the high school level, but the state is also home to a junior college system that has provided some good prospects. From the prep level, Mississippi has been represented well in past ESPNU 150 rankings. Since 2006, the state has produced at least two ESPNU 150 prospects in every class and a total of 15 ESPNU 150 players.
The 2010 class has only two prospects ranked in the ESPNU 150, but there is a good depth of talent available. Mississippi has five four-star athletes and several three-star prospects this year, including teammates Carlton Martin (Madison, Miss./Central) and Bryon Bennett (Madison, Miss./Central) who are both top-40 defensive prospects, as well as big running back Nicholas Parker (Batesville, Miss./South Panola) -- the No. 26-ranked back in the nation.
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