Joe Price having second thoughts

Mississippi Scout
Posted Nov 1, 2010


The 5' 9", 175-pound scat back out of Madison Central received his first scholarship offer a few weeks back from MSU and committed on the spot. The following week he was offered by Ole Miss and attended his first game in Oxford this past weekend. Things are now a little fuzzy with his recruitment. To learn more, click below.




"No one knew I was going to Oxford," recalled Joe Price when asked why he visited Ole Miss instead of MSU this past weekend. "I kept it to myself. I just wanted to see what it was like at Ole Miss."

How did the trip go?

"It was real/real nice up there to be truthful. I liked the atmosphere a lot. Everything went well. That was my first Ole Miss game to go to so it was all new."

What new did Joe learn?

"I liked how they run their offense. I like Jeff Scott and how they use him. I know if Jeff can do it I can do it because we are the same type of back. To be honest, I am kind of second guessing (my commitment to MSU) now. I can see myself at Ole Miss."

Why is Joe having second thoughts?

"I am still committed to MSU, but I am going to talk it over with my former coaches and players and see what they have to say and make a final decision after my season is over. I like Ole Miss a lot now but nothing is set."

What was Price wanting to learn about Ole Miss before he came on the trip and what did he discover about those issues?

"The coaches at Ole Miss have been telling me that if I come in and work hard I could play up there. Coach (Derrick) Nix said they only had one speed back and they needed another one. He told me that he plays his best players and it didn't matter what year they were so I wanted to see how involved they would get Jeff Scott in their offense. Jeff is a freshman and we are real similar so I wanted to see if they were being truthful about all of that, and once I saw how successful Jeff was in their system, I was like that could be me. We are the same type of back, you know. I know if he can do it, I can do it. Ole Miss is not guaranteeing me that I am going to start or get in the rotation or anything, but I know I can get in the rotation with Jeff. Really, the main thing I wanted to look at is their depth at running back. They only have two or three backs in the rotation but Brandon Bolden and Jeff Scott are the ones who get all of the carries. Brandon is also going to be a senior next year so it going to be wide open. I know I can get a lot of playing time if I go to Ole Miss and that really has my attention."

Joe doesn't plan to rush into a final decision.

"I want to just concentrate on my season right now, and then once I am done with that, I am going to really research everyone a lot harder and take some official visits and see what everyone has to offer. I am in no big hurry."

Madison Central lost their first game of the season last Friday to N' West Rankin 24-21. Joe had a 65-yard TD reception and around 80 rushing yards in the contest.




Yancy Porter is the Mississippi Scout for Scout.com and he can be reached at yporter@scout.com



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