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4 Coast standouts showing what they've got at All-American combine

St. Stanislaus receiver Chase Rogers (80) uses a stiff arm against Noxubee County defender Daveon Ball (16) on Saturday, December 5, 2015, in the MHSAA Class 4A State Football Championship in Vaught-Hemmingway Stadium on the Ole Miss campus in Oxford, Miss.
St. Stanislaus receiver Chase Rogers (80) uses a stiff arm against Noxubee County defender Daveon Ball (16) on Saturday, December 5, 2015, in the MHSAA Class 4A State Football Championship in Vaught-Hemmingway Stadium on the Ole Miss campus in Oxford, Miss.

Football fans in South Mississippi have seen first hand what Tim Jones, Myles Brennan, Chase Rogers and Austin Williams are capable of.

Now, they're hoping to catch the attention of national talent evaluators.

The quartet were among around 600 of the nation's top underclassmen who traveled to the Alamodome in San Antonio this weekend for the U.S. Army All-American combine, which is ahead of Saturday's prep bowl game.

Friday, the recruits went through a number of combine tests and drills, including the 40-yard dash, pro shuttle, vertical jump broad jump and 1-on-1 competitions.

Each of the four Coast standouts already hold college offers.

Ocean Springs' Williams has been offered by Louisiana Tech; St. Stanislaus' Brennan has offers from Cal, West Virginia, South Alabama, Cincinnati, Kentucky, Troy and Wake Forest; his teammate, Rogers, has been offered by Tulane, Cal and South Alabama; and Biloxi's Jones holds offers from Louisiana-Lafayette and South Alabama.

During the early portion of the combine, Williams caught the attention of 247Sports director of scouting Barton Simmons.

"Think he's one of the real steals in 2017 right now," Simmons tweeted.

Williams, Jones and Rogers each were among the Coast's leading receivers a year ago. Williams recorded 56 receptions for 928 yards and seven touchdowns.

In eight games, Jones caught 37 passes for 743 yards and seven touchdowns.

As a tight end, Rogers led the Coast with 81 receptions for 1,462 yards and 19 touchdowns. Brennan, the reigning two-time Sun Herald Player of the Year, was one of the most productive quarterbacks in the region. He completed 62.3 percent of his passes for 5,238 yards and 53 touchdowns.

Mississippi interest

Saturday's game should be of interest to recruitniks fans from across the state as Oxford receiver DeKaylin Metcalf, Noxubee County defensive end Jeffrey Simmons and Meridian defensive lineman Raekwon Davis are all competing in the game. Metcalf and Davis are committed to Ole Miss and Alabama respectively, while Simmons has the Rebels, Crimson Tide, Mississippi State and Southern Miss among his finalists. Five other players are expected to make their college announcements during the game, which will be televised at noon on NBC.

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