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Posted On: 03/31/21 3:47 PM

The 2022 Defensive Back class in the state of Mississippi appears to be one of the strongest in recent years. As spring ball has arrived and summer draws more near every day, the class is continuing to add names.

Jalen Nelson Jalen Nelson 6'1" | DB Northwest Rankin | 2022 MS | Northwest Rankin

Nelson was named a 2nd team All-State player in 6A as a junior and appears primed for a big 2021 season. The Rankin County native made nearly 50 tackles from his CB position as well as led the team with 12 PD’s to go along with 2 INT’s in 2020. Nelson has a wiry, athletic build and good fluidity throughout his body. He is a natural fit in the secondary both athletically and physically with potential moving forward at both the corner and safety positions. Good footwork and change of direction skills highlight the tape for Nelson. Speed and agility allow him to stick tight in man to man coverage. The track star should have options available when it comes time to make a college decision.

Zaquarrius Cobbs Zaquarrius Cobbs 5'10" | DB Grenada | 2022 State MS | Grenada

A safety type that has his own fair share of athletic ability can be found in Cobbs. Cobbs runs well

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