"This summer I have been to camps at Ole Miss and USM," added Darius Holder. "It went great at both places."
Southern Miss has increased their interests since the camp.
"It went really good at their camp. They have been sending me a whole bunch
of letters telling me they want me to be an Eagle."
Did they formally offer?
"Yes, they offered me at their camp. They said they liked the way I run
hard every play. I go hard no matter what the score is or what down it is."
Darius attended the OM Elite Camp in June and was also extended a scholarship
"They actually offered me right after I spoke to the media after the camp
was let out. They called me back into the office, and Coaches Nutt and Vaughn
told me I had a scholarship offer. Coach Nutt said he liked my work ethic, and
Coach Vaughn told me that I already could do some of the things that his older
players didn't have like keeping my butt low and turning my hips and staying
with my man. They also liked the way I never give up on a play. He said he wants
me to be his next Cheetah"
What stands out about Southern Miss the most for the 6' 0", 175-pound Lumberton
"I like it because they have things to do. They have some facilities where
you can go and have fun with your friends and have a bbque and just hang out
and play video games."
And Ole Miss?
"Man, I like everything about it up there. It's pretty tight. I really
like their dorm rooms and outside facilities. You can have a pretty good bbque
up there too and just hang out with your friends."
Sounds like Holder is into cooking?
"Yea, you can say that (laugh). I actually love to cook out. Eating and
playing football are my two favorite things to do (laugh). I am always cooking
things around the house."
Anybody else in the recruiting picture?
"I am hearing from MSU, but I did not get to go to their camp because I
had a basketball game. They really want me to come up there in July for their
camp. They have been blowing my line up lately."
What will Darius base his decision on?
"I just want to go where I am wanted the most. That's it, really. Who is
going to do the most for me?"
While some recruits are wanting to get their decision over with before the start
of their senior season, others will wait it out.
"I am in no hurry. Not at all. I will probably start thinking about that
stuff after my last game of the season. I am going to sit back and see who all
Yancy Porter is the Recruiting Manager for the State of Mississippi and he
can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org