Bell, Stamps headed to All-Star game

Published 11:42 am Thursday, December 8, 2011

For three months, A.J. Stamps torched opposing defenses. Whether it was turning a 5-yard slant pattern into a 50-yard touchdown, or outjumping a cornerback for a deep ball, nearly every game provided more fodder for the highlight reel.

But, apparently, the film never found its way to college recruiters.

The Vicksburg High senior ranked third in Mississippi in receiving yards this season, but has only been recruited by a handful of smaller schools. It’s something he’s hoping to change with one more impressive performance.

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Stamps — and Warren Central punter Devon Bell — will represent Mississippi in Saturday’s Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Game in Montgomery. Besides being a great way to cap his stellar high school career, Stamps said it’s an opportunity to finally gain the attention of the major college coaches who will be in attendance.