Picayune DE Jamonta Waller receives 5-Star rating

When it comes to high school football recruiting, they don’t just hand out 5-star ratings. In fact, those are reserved for the one percent of the one percent and for the first time in 15 years, the Gulf Coast is home to one of those 5-star guys.

Picayune Memorial High School is where we find Jamonta Waller, who is now one of the 20 highest-rated players from Mississippi since the inception of 24/7Sports in 1999.

To find the last 5-star player to come out of the six Coastal counties, you’d have to go all the way back to 2008 when DeAndre Brown was a superstar wide receiver at Ocean Springs before heading up to Southern Miss.

Waller already has 21 Division I offers including more than half of the SEC with Florida, LSU, Texas A&M, Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Missouri, Mississippi State, South Carolina, and Ole Miss already in his bag.

Waller was every quarterback’s worst nightmare in 2022, finishing second on the Maroon Tide with 106 total tackles and first with 11-and-a-half sacks, to go along with a forced fumble, two recoveries, and a pick en route to Picayune’s second straight 5A State Championship.

Waller has been invited to play in the All-American Bowl on NBC.

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