HATTIESBURG - 2020 Southern Miss Football Class
FULL NAME POS. HT. WT. ACADEMIC YEAR HOMETOWN / HIGH SCHOOL PREVIOUS SCHOOL SIGNING TIME
Natrone Brooks DB 5-11 165 Jr. Starkville, Miss. / Starkville HS Copiah-Lincoln CC
Jason Brownlee WR 6-3 190 Jr. West Point, Miss. / West Point HS East Miss. CC
Terence Cherry DL 6-2 250 Jr. West Point, Miss. / West Point HS East Miss. CC
Tykeem Doss OL 6-5 348 Jr. Aliceville, Ala. / Aliceville HS East Central CC
Averie Habas LB 6-3 225 So. Rice Lake, Wis. / Rice Lake HS Iowa Western CC
Brandon Hayes WR 6-2 188 Fr. Hattiesburg, Miss. / Oak Grove HS
Mike Pleas, Jr. LB 6-3 230 Fr. Tallahassee, Fla. / Lincoln HS
Dominic Quewon DL 6-3 260 Jr. Minneapolis, Minn. / Robbinsdale-Cooper HS Iowa Western CC
Don Ragsdale RB 5-10 205 Jr. Pisgah, Miss. / Pisgah HS Hinds CC
Antoine Robinson WR 6-1 200 Jr. Canton, Miss. / Canton HS Copiah-Lincoln CC
Eric Scott, Jr. DB 6-2 200 So. Basehor, Kan. / Basehor-Linwood HS Butler CC
Fred Smith CB 6-1 175 Jr. Hollandale, Miss. / Hollandale-Simmons HS Jones College
Austin Todd DL 6-5 310 So. Hattiesburg, Miss. / Oak Grove HS East Miss. CC
* 2020 class listing
DB | 5-11 | 165 | Jr.
Starkville, Miss. / Starkville HS / Copiah-Lincoln CC
Junior College: Rated a three-star prospect by 247Sports and a two-star prospect by Rivals … Competed for Copiah-Lincoln Community College (Wesson, Miss.) for the past two seasons … Appeared in a total of 19 games during his two-year stint at Co-Lin … Recorded a total of 59 tackles (45 solo and 14 assisted), 4.5 sacks, 6.5 tackles for loss, two interceptions and one block … Also recovered one fumble, broke up 11 passes and averaged 3.1 tackles per game … Prep: Attended Starkville High School (Starkville, Miss.) … Played in 40 games, amassed 136 tackles (88 solo and 48 assisted), notched 13.0 tackles for loss, one sack, six interceptions and averaged 3.4 tackles per game over the span of three seasons at Starkville High School.
WR | 6-3 | 190 | Jr.
West Point, Miss. / West Point HS / East Mississippi CC
Junior College: Two-year standout for Coach Buddy Stephens' East Mississippi Community College Lions who emerged as one of the nation's top wide receivers as a sophomore … Capped his EMCC career by earning NJCAA All-America first-team honors this past season after leading the nation with 75 pass receptions (15 more than any other player) and finishing second nationally with 1,055 receiving yards as well as with 12 touchdown catches … Also garnered NJCAA All-Region 23 honors as a sophomore in addition to being selected as the MACJC's North Division's Most Valuable Player among offensive backs … Posted five 100-yard receiving efforts and had at least one touchdown catch during all nine regular-season contests … Three of those 100-yard, two-touchdown outings came during successive weeks (10 rec, 130 yds, 2 TDs vs. East Central; 11-147-2 vs. Northwest Mississippi & 12-140-2 vs. Holmes) … Also had back-to-back, 100-yard receiving efforts vs. Pearl River (5-135-1) and Itawamba (6-121-1) … Season-long catches of 87 and 66 yards also came against PRCC and ICC, respectively … Had 14 catches for 113 yards and a TD as a freshman on EMCC's undefeated (12-0) NJCAA championship team … Made three grabs for season-high 28 yards (10-yd TD) vs. Mississippi Delta … Also had three catches (19 total yards) in state playoff win over Copiah-Lincoln … Prep: Helped lead the West Point High School Green Wave to back-to-back Class 5A state championships (streak is now four straight state titles) … Teamed with fellow Southern Miss signee and NJCAA All-American Terence Cherry at West Point … Named Mississippi/Alabama All-Star, MAC Class 5A First Team All-State and Clarion-Ledger First Team as a prep senior … Also made Daily Journal Large School All-Area team and WCBI All-EndZone First Team … Played both sides of the ball for West Point … Had 42 catches for 967 receiving yards (23.0 yds/rec) and 11 touchdowns as a prep senior … Made season-high seven catches for 157 yards and two TDs vs. Lafayette … Had season-most 161 receiving yards and two TDs on five grabs against Olive Branch in 2017 state semifinals … Also reached century mark in receiving yards (122) with three catches (2 TDs) vs. Grenada … On defense in 2017, he had four interceptions (one TD) and 17 tackles (2 TFLs) … Had four tackles, 28-yard INT return, fumble recovery, a pass breakup and 17-yard kickoff return in Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Game.
DL | 6-2 | 250 | Jr.
West Point, Miss. / West Point HS / East Mississippi Community College
Junior College: Two-year defensive standout for Coach Buddy Stephens' East Mississippi Community College Lions … Developed into a second-team NJCAA All-American as a sophomore pass rusher … Recorded 43 total stops, 16 tackles for 72 yards lost, including 12 quarterback sacks for 64 yards lost, and forced five fumbles during his EMCC career … Also earned NJCAA All-Region 23 and All-MACJC North Division first-team honors this past year after ranking as the Lions' top pass rusher with a team-leading 12 tackles for loss, including eight QB sacks, among his 29 total tackles on the year … Also forced a team-high three fumbles for the season … Opened 2019 season with two QB sacks and a pair of forced fumbles at Hinds … Had another sack and forced fumble a week later in 49-15 win over Pearl River … Collected two QB sacks in 30-22 win over Northeast Mississippi … Credited with 14 total tackles, including four sacks for 21 yards, two forced fumbles and a pass breakup as a freshman on EMCC's undefeated (12-0) NJCAA championship team … Had three stops (2 sacks for 7 yds) against Coahoma in 2018 … Prep: Mississippi-Alabama All-Star, Mississippi Association of Coaches (MAC) Class 5A 1st Team All-State and Clarion-Ledger 1st Team recipient as a prep senior at West Point High School … Teamed with fellow EMCC All-American Jason Brownlee to help lead WPHS Green Wave to back-to-back (2016-17) Class 5A state championships (streak is now four straight state titles) … Daily Journal Large School All-Area team selection as a senior, named 1-5A Defensive MVP and was a finalist for WCBI-TV EndZone Defensive Player of the Year … Credited with three solo tackles, including a 16-yard sack, and a pass breakup in 2017 Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Game.
OL | 6-5 | 348 | Jr.
Aliceville, Ala. / Aliceville HS / East Central CC
Junior College: Tabbed a NJCAA Second Team All-America Offense selection … Named to the NJCAA All-Region 23 Team … Voted the MACJC's Most Valuable Offensive Lineman and a MACJC First-Team All-Conference South Offense selection … Played in a total of 11 games during his two-year campaign at East Central Community College (Decatur, Miss.) … Prep: Attended Aliceville High School (Aliceville, Ala.) … Played in a total of 37 games, registered 82 total tackles (18 solo and 64 assisted), two sacks, one interception, 23 tackles for loss and averaged 2.2 tackles per game over the course of two seasons at Aliceville High School.
LB | 6-3 | 225 | So.
Rice Lake, Wis. / Rice Lake HS / Iowa Western CC
Junior College: A NJCAA honorable mention All-American linebacker that played in 12 games for Iowa Western Community College, where his team won their last eight games, including a 34-19 victory over Hinds CC in the Graphic Edge Bowl, played in Cedar Rapids, Iowa … Posted 108 tackles (71 solos), averaging 9.1 stops per game … Notched 11 tackles for loss for 35 yards and one sack … Added two pass breakups and a block … Redshirted his first season there in 2018 … Made the All-IACCAC squad and was all-region … Prep: Played on Division 3 state championship team his senior campaign and also was a part of the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association Large School all-star game … An all-region selection at wide receiver his senior campaign.
WR | 6-2 | 188 | Fr.
Hattiesburg, Miss. / Oak Grove HS
Prep: Attends Oak Grove High School (Hattiesburg, Miss.) … Rated a three-star prospect by 247Sports and Rivals … Appeared in 24 games over the course of three season with the Warriors … Caught 88 passes for a total of 1,318 receiving yards … Averaged 15.0 yards per catch and 54.9 receiving yards per game … Scored 16 touchdowns … Recorded a career-long 80-yard reception during his sophomore campaign … Helped lead Oak Grove to back-to-back appearances in the MHSAA Class 6A State Championship Game in 2018 and 2019 … Represented Mississippi in the 2019 Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Football Game.
Mike Pleas, Jr.
LB | 6-3 | 230 | Fr.
Tallahassee, Fla. / Lincoln HS
Prep: Tallied 41 tackles (27 solo) including 5.0 tackles for loss and 6.0 sacks at linebacker for Lincoln High School … Picked off one pass and added two forced fumbles … Made the second round of the state playoffs and ended the season 8-4 playing an exceptionally strong schedule … Three of those losses came against teams with a combined 31-4 record and two of those defeats came in overtime … Played his sophomore and junior seasons at Chiles High School.
DL, | 6-3 | 260 | Jr.
Minneapolis, Minn. / Robbinsdale-Cooper HS / Iowa Western CC
Junior College: The honorable mention NJCAA All-American at defensive line played in 11 games for Iowa Western Community College, where his team won their last eight games, including a 34-19 victory over Hinds CC in the Graphic Edge Bowl, played in Cedar Rapids, Iowa … Played three years there, redshirting in 2018 after playing in just one game … Totaled 50 tackles (23 solos) this past fall with six tackles for loss for 43 yards and five sacks for 42 yards … Posted 70 career tackles over 22 games with nine tackles for loss, eight sacks and a forced fumble … Made the All-IACCAC squad and was all-region … Prep: Attended Robbinsdale-Cooper High School in the Minneapolis area.
RB | 5-10 | 205 | Jr.
Pisgah, Miss. / Pisgah HS / Hinds CC
Junior College: Rated a three-star prospect by 247Sports and Rivals … Rated the #10 JUCO running back in the nation by JCGridiron.com … Played in a total of 19 games and recorded 1,796 yards and 21 touchdowns during his two years as a member of the Hinds Community College (Raymond, Miss.) football team … Also averaged 91.7 yards per game as a freshman in 2018 and 97.1 yards per game as a sophomore in 2019 … Prep: Attended Pisgah High School … Played in 52 games and amassed 8,095 rushing yards on 823 carries and scored 101 touchdowns (93 rushing touchdowns) over the course of his five-year career at Pisgah High School … Also averaged 9.8 yards per carry and 155.7 rushing yards per game … Posted a single-season career-high 38 touchdowns during his junior campaign.
WR | 6-1 | 200 | Jr.
Canton, Miss. / Canton HS /Copiah-Lincoln CC
Junior College: Played in nine games for Co-Lin and led the Wolves in nearly all receiving categories with 37 catches for 721 yards, seven touchdowns, 19.5 yards per catch, and a team-high 80.1 yards per game … Had two breakout games in 2019 with 198 yards on six catches and two scores versus Pearl River, and 142 yards on six catches and three scores versus Southwest to close out the year … Named first-team all-MACJC … Recorded 16 catches for 232 yards and five touchdowns as a freshman … Prep: Caught 34 passes for 650 yards and six touchdowns, including a long of 76 yards his senior season at Canton High.
Eric Scott Jr.
DB | 6-2 | 200 | So.
Basehor, Kan. / Basehor-Linwood HS / Butler CC
Junior College: Rated a three-star prospect by 247Sports … Played in 11 games, recorded 11 total tackles (seven solo and four assisted) and two interceptions during his freshman campaign at Butler College this past season … Prep: Attended Basehor-Linwood High School (Basehor, Kan.) … Appeared in a total of 33 games, registered 126 total tackles (108 solo and 18 assisted), 5.0 tackles for loss, nine interceptions, 13 pass deflections and averaged 3.8 tackles per game over the span three seasons at Basehor-Linwood High School.
CB | 6-1 | 175 | Jr.
Hollandale, Miss. / Hollandale-Simmons HS / Jones College
Junior College: Rated a three-star prospect by 247Sports and a two-start prospect by Rivals … Spent the two previous seasons competing for Jones College (Ellisville, Miss.) … Played in a total of 21 games, earning nine starts during his two seasons at Jones College … Also registered 20 tackles and broke up four passes … Was named to JCGridiron.com's 2019 preseason watch list … Named an Academic All-MACJC (3.25 GPA or higher) selection on 7/1/19 … Earned a spot on the NJCAA All-Academic Third Team … Prep: Attended Simmons High School (Hollandale, Miss.) … Registered 72 total tackles (51 solo and 21 assisted), four interceptions, one fumble recovery, averaged 3.3 tackles per game, deflected eight passes and blocked one punt over the span of two seasons at Simmons High School … Helped lead Simmons to a perfect 15-0 record and a MHSAA Class 1A state title in 2017.
DL | 6-5 | 310 | So.
Hattiesburg, Miss. / East Mississippi CC / Oak Grove HS
Junior College: Massive interior defensive lineman who recorded 23 total tackles, including 5.5 tackles for loss, as a freshman for Coach Buddy Stephens' East Mississippi Community College Lions … Posted multi-tackle games in eight of EMCC's 10 contests on the season … Made season-high four stops in 30-22 win over Northeast Mississippi … Had three tackles apiece against Hinds, Itawamba, Northwest Mississippi and Mississippi Gulf Coast … Four of his 5.5 TFLs on the year came during the Lions' first three games … Prep: Named to 2018 Mississippi Association of Coaches (MAC) Class 6A All-State Second Team as a prep senior for Oak Grove High School … Member of Bernard Blackwell Classic All-Star South team … Credited with 100 tackles as a senior for Oak Grove, including two tackles for loss, a quarterback sack and a QB hurry.
(As of 12/18/19, 4:15 p.m.)