Ole Miss Football pair set to compete in East-West Shrine Bowl game

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Practices are already taking place leading up to the 99th East-West Shrine Bowl. Two Ole Miss defensive backs will feature on the same side in Thursday's game.

It's the week of the post-season college football all-star game, with the East-West Shrine Bowl being played on Thursday. Two Ole Miss defensive backs accepted their invites and are already competing in practice drills leading up to game day.

Safety Daijahn Anthony and cornerback Deantre Prince will be donning the Ole Miss helmets this week in Frisco, Texas. Both players will be on the East team, coached by New York Giants special teams coordinator Richard Hightower.

Deantre Prince has already been turning heads, with numerous media outlets having Prince as a winner in the practice drills. The Mississippi native has good size for a CB, measuring 6-foot and weighing 180 lbs. In his four seasons that Prince featured for the Rebels, he registered 145 tackles, 21 pass break-ups and six interceptions.

Daijahn Anthony is coming off his first season with the Rebels, registering 61 tackles, eight pass break-ups and three interceptions. Before transferring to Ole Miss, Anthony was a walk-on at Liberty, earning himself a scholarship.

Anthony has this week accepted an invitation to take part in the NFL Scouting Combine in March.

Both players will be hoping to put on a show to boost their draft stock in May. You can catch the 99th East-West Shrine Bowl on Thursday, Feb.2, on NFL Network at 7 PM CT.