Locals playing in the SEC
by Andy Collier
Aug 18, 2013 | 2591 views | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Southeastern Conference has always been known for their great college football teams and exceptional talent.

This year, four Bolivar County players are currently on SEC roster with three of those players suiting up for the Ole Miss Rebels. The trio of Bolivar County standouts suiting up for the Rebels are former East Side standout Darone Bailey, former West Bolivar star Kailo Moore and former Cleveland High School standout Terrell Grant.

Grant, at 6’3”, 215, is entering his senior year at wide receiver. Last year, he played in four games and also played on special teams as well wide receiver. Grant has played in 16 games during his career.

Bailey, who will be a junior this year, was red-shirted last year for the Rebels. Bailey, an offensive lineman who stands at 6-feet-5, 345 pounds, played his first two years of college ball at Coahoma Community College and earned second-team All-State honors from the Mississippi Association of Junior College Coaches as a freshman in 2010.

Moore, who rushed for 4,986 yards with 67 touchdowns in his last three years at West Bolivar spanning from 2010-12, will enter his freshman year at Ole Miss. Moore suffered a concussion in practice earlier this month but has returned to the practice field and has made an impressive with his speed. Moore will be a running back and has had some good runs in practice.

Another former Bolivar County standout that is suiting up for an SEC squad is former Cleveland High star Jahmel McIntosh, who is a sophomore playing safety for the Vanderbilt Commodores. Last year, McIntosh (6’1”, 205) played in nine games at safety and special teams and recorded eight tackles. In his last game of the 2012 season, he recorded a tackle in Vanderbilt’s 38-24 win over N.C. State in the Music City Bowl. McIntosh was redshirted in his first year at Vanderbilt in 2011.