Isaiah Autry, one of state’s top football prospects, is changing high schools

2024 Man offensive line Isaiah Autry (Photo: David Johnson, 247 Sports)

One of Mississippi State’s top college football prospects is on the move. Isaiah Autry He announced his transfer from Tupelo (Miss) Christian Prep to Itawamba Agricultural High School in Fulton, Miss. inside the rebels Autry has been said to have completed the registration requirements for Itawamba AHS over the past few days.

Autry is a 6-6, 270-pound offensive lineman who was instrumental in helping Tupelo Christian Prep to the Mississippi Class 1A North Half Championship game last season. He is a potential three-star player who has been ranked the 21st offensive tackle in the nation and the No. 7 player in the Mississippi State 2024 class by the industry-generated 247Sports Composite Index. He is the No. 27 offensive tackle in the country and No. 7 in Mississippi, according to 247Sports exclusive rankings.

Autry already holds shows from Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Indiana, Memphis, Southern Miss, UAB, and Alcorn State member FCS. He recently visited Mississippi and made multiple trips to Ole Miss this year and last.

Autry was at the Ole Miss campus earlier this month.

“I really like the way they are here,” Autry said. inside the rebels. “I love the way the school is here, and the coaches are amazing. (Offensive line) Coach (Jake) Thornton, I really like him a lot. Everything he was showing me really thought would help the players.”

What Thornton et al showed to Autry was the dividend payout. His body weight is now 6-6 and 270 pounds, and his skill set has grown exponentially since last summer when his name first started appearing on the recruiting scene. That Tuesday inside the Manning Center, we never saw Autry lose a singles rep and the Rebels pulled him aside to work with what appeared to be the five best offensive men in camp. We’re told Thornton has been blown away by the progress Autry has made since he first showed it to him.

The next Autry will compete in The Southern elite gather at Co-Lin Community College on June 29.

With two years of high school remaining in his career, he’s in no hurry to make a decision, he says, adding that he’ll be taking a lot of hits this fall at the time. “Restrict them to a few colleges.”

Autry joins Isaac Smith, a four-star security investigator, at Itawamba AHS. Smith, who owns the Ole Miss show along with several others, is ranked as the No. 9 safety in the nation and No. 3 player in the Mississippi 2023 class.