"I have learned a lot out here this week," added the personable Cortez Hartzog after Thursday's practice in preparations for last weekend's game between Alabama and Mississippi. "I have been wanting to play in this game ever since I was a little kid. I hope I am apart of the class that turns things back around for us, but it is just an honor to be here."
Mississippi lost a heartbreaker in overtime to Alabama and now it looks like Cortez will be focusing on USM next.
"I just liked their staff the best. They also have a history of winning,
and most importantly, it's just a good school. That is where I would want to
go even if I were not playing football."
One more things stood out about the Eagles.
"Plus, they graduate a large percentage of their football players. They have a really good track record at that."
While many verbal commitments still keep doors open for other schools; don't include this All-Star in that group.
"I am not looking around. I am going to take my official visit with USM on January 21st and that's going to be it for me. I have found my school so there is no need in me taking more visits."
Yancy Porter is the Mississippi Scout for Scout.com and he can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org