West Monroe and Ole Miss share one thing in common. Both are nicknamed the Rebels. Wednesday,…
Lathan's Wide Open
If you're looking for a player whose stock could substantially rise this fall, Terrell Lathan should be on the list. The 6-foot-4, 235-pounder has all the athletic ability in the world, such as sub-4.6 speed and a lightning-fast first step. Unfortunately, Lathan tore his meniscus last year and he's seen some schools adopt a wait-and-see approach in regard to his recruitment. That's fine with Lathan, however, because the laid-back senior isn't in a hurry to make a decision. "I don't have any top choices, but I have good interest in Ole Miss," said Lathan. "Their coaches are nice. They haven't offered yet, though. I visited there and Memphis earlier this summer. "I don't know when I'll commit. It's difficult to take an official visit during the season, because we have activities each weekend and practice on Sundays." Looking ahead to college, what's important to Lathan? "I want a school that will honor my scholarship," he said. "I want a good education. It's important for me to graduate. "I'm probably leaning towards the SEC schools, but it could be Louisiana Tech or Memphis. I'm not ruling them out." In February, TCU signed former West Monroe DT Chuck Hunter and the Horned Frogs have a commitment from James McFarland - Lathan's teammate and bookend on the defensive line. "TCU isn't currently one of my choices," said Lathan. West Monroe reached the 5A state championship game last year and the Rebels face a challenging slate this fall, including Calvary Baptist, Ruston, Ouachita Parish and out-of-state foes Madison Central (MS) and Cocoa (FL). "We want to put a pounding on everybody, but I am looking forward in particular to the games against the out of state teams," said Lathan. It's a chance to play schools that we've never faced. I hear Cocoa has a good running back." Lathan said West Monroe begins school on August 17th.
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