By Robert Wilson

​MADISON – Private quarterback coach Wyatt Davis hosted the 601 Elite Quarterback “Under the Lights” Camp Friday night at Madison-Ridgeland Academy.

​And the home school came away with three awards.

​MRA quarterbacks John White and Samuel Stockett won the QB MVP awards for Top Gun (overall best) and Class of 2026 respectively and rising junior Matthew Perkins won a WR MVP award.

White, a rising senior, has committed to Southern Miss. The 6-foot, 204-pound White also has Division I offers from Syracuse, Liberty, Florida Atlantic, Toledo, and Alabama A&M. He passed for 3,175 yards and 28 touchdowns with only seven interceptions and led MRA to a 10-4 record and a MAIS Class 6A runner-up finish last season as a junior. White is rated as the No. 3 quarterback in Mississippi, No. 84 quarterback in the country and No. 34 player in Mississippi in the Class of 2024 by the 247 composite rankings.

​Anthony Maddox of Oak Grove High and a Texas A&M commitment won the 2024 MVP. The 6-foot-2, 175-pound Maddox is rated as the No. 1 quarterback in Mississippi, No. 24 quarterback in the country and No. 12 player in Mississippi in the Class of 2024 by 247 composite rankings. He passed for 2,198 yards and 20 TDs with only three interceptions and led Oak Grove to a 10-3 record and the second round of the MHSAA Class 6A playoffs last season as a junior. Maddox also has Division I offers from Mississippi State, Jackson State, Alabama, Vanderbilt, Penn State, Miami, Pittsburgh, Louisville, Tulane, Brigham Young, Akron, Appalachian State, Georgia State, Louisiana-Lafayette, Nevada-Las Vegas and Western Michigan.

​Coleman Carter of Adams County Christian School won the 2025 QB MVP and Sladen Slack of Loyd Star the 2027 QB MVP. Tristan Burns of ACCS won a wide receiver MVP award.

​“John is just deadly accurate, and so fundamentally sound,” said MRA coach Herbert Davis, who won three straight MAIS Class 6A state titles before finishing second to Jackson Prep this past season. “Samuel can spin it and really understands the game to be so young. He’s really going to be another great MRA quarterback if he continues to get better. Both are great competitors. Perk has really blossomed this off season, much faster, smarter, and stronger.”

“It’s always an honor to give back to the quarterbacks here in Mississippi and neighboring states,” said Wyatt Davis, no relation to Herbert. “My vision was to do something special for the state of Mississippi. We had a top notch coaching staff that’s passionate about what they do. Without each and everyone of those guys this isn’t possible. We’re thankful for coach Herbert Davis and the people at MRA for welcoming us in to have our camp there. They are first class. We ended up having over 70 quarterbacks present at the camp. There’s a lot of talent from the junior college class to this incoming freshman class.”

The Junior College MVP was Hinds Community College’s Kabe Barnett from Oak Grove High. The underdog MVP was Natchez HIgh’s Kaden Walton. The long toss challenge went to Barnett with 67 yards. The comeback challenge went to MRA’s White. The platform challenge went to East Mississippi CC’s Quez Harris from Starkville High.