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GoldenEaglePride.com's June Stock Report
In this recruiting report, we'll give you several prospects who are most likely to commit, those who the Eagles really want but have a lot of work to do to get them, and then some sleepers that could turn out for the Eagles. --Most likely to commit: -Evan Osborne, Ath, Pearl (MS)- Osborne had a great showing at camp at Mississippi State, but maintains that Southern Miss is at the top of his list. They were the first to offer, he wants to stay in state, and USM has great plans for him at the SPUR position. He may wait out his commitment for the summer to see if he gets anymore offers, but in the end we believe he'll be an Eagle. -Jacob Chaffin, DL, Spain Park (AL)- Chaffin holds 4 offers, but he made a trip to the Hattiesburg campus for a weekend visit, and it made a huge impression on him. The talented lineman still holds Southern Miss in the #1 spot for him. -Terrell Woods, DL, Boaz (AL) Woods is a player the Eagles like a lot, and he's the type that fits well into the system. In fact, he was told they would love him to fill that role that Jamie Collins holds right now. Woods is that type of player, and Southern Miss was his first offer. He loves this idea of playing the hybrid position. -Keivondre Watford, TE/WR, East Central CC (MS) Watford was a commit in the 2011 class. He has heard a lot from the new staff, and seems ready to commit. Mississippi State is still in the picture, and he'll visit their campus before making it official. -Jamarcus Reives, WR, Petal (MS) The coaches already knew all about him obviously with the Buckley connection, but they talk everyday and I'm surprised he has not committed already. I think he wants to make sure, so he'll visit some more campuses before making his final decision. -Jonathan Wilson, DL, Tylertown (MS) The camp really propelled the big man on the board. He got an offer after camp, and was very excited about it. Defensive tackles are hard to find, and the Eagles have one in their back yard. Expect him to commit and hopefully soon. -James Davis, OL, Murrah (MS) Watch for Davis to really be more of a target for the Eagles. He's still hoping for an SEC offer, but he wants to stay in state and Mississippi with loaded with O-Line talent this season. Prospects with work to do: -Hakim Gray LB/DE North Desoto (LA) Gray is hearing a lot from more and more schools, including Louisiana Tech and Mississippi State. The Eagles are trying to get him to take a visit, and he talks with the coaching staff often. It is still very much up in the air with the talented linebacker. -James Cox WR, Northridge (AL) Cox is gaining a lot of momentum as his summer camp tour continues. The Eagles are battling with several schools for him, and will need to work hard to land him. Southern Miss is probably on the outside looking in right now. -Jamal Lucas, LB, Hoover (AL) Lucas favors the Georgia Bulldogs, but they have not made him an offer yet, and are sitting at 20ish commitments already. He seems to be down to Southern Miss and Mississippi State, and he loves the coaches, so there is a real shot here at the 3 star LB. -Daronte Bouldin, OL, Canton (MS) The Eagles have an outside shot here, and will be battling Ole Miss and MSU for him. He still maintains that Southern Miss is in the picture. -Devin Ferrior, OL, Wayne County (MS)Ferrior is coming off of a great camp at Alabama where he turned heads of the coaches there. The Eagles remain his first offer, but he is certainly looking elsewhere. He's certainly one to continue to keep an eye on. -Jamaal Clayborne, OL, Jackson Academy (MS) Clayborne is another who could be a nice fit for the Eagles and is a part of the very talented crop of athletes in Mississippi along the offensive line. The Eagles are in a long mix of schools interested in him. -Aaron Reed, OT, Scottsdale (AZ) CC Reed surprised with his comments that he said Southern Miss was a school he was very much considering. Being in Arizona, it is nice to see the national attention the Eagles have gotten. He has two D1 offers, and expects more, but has a lot of respect for USM. If they can somehow get him to campus, they have a shot to land another talented tackle. On the wish list: -Austin Logan, S, Tallahassee (FL) Logan is hearing from a lot of schools, 12 offers in fact, but is still strongly considering Southern Miss and will be taking a visit in July. An athletic, smart, and very talented defensive back would be a huge get for Southern Miss. -Olito Thompson, RB, Concord (CA) Thompson has a bug in his ear named Ricky Lloyd who really wants to see him come to Hattiesburg. Thompson is a big time back, and is hearing from schools across the country. That happens when you rush for 3,500 yards. He says Southern Miss is in the mix for him, could it be the Concord connection again in Hattiesburg? -Tere Calloway, RB/DB, Seattle Prep (WA) Normally, you wouldn't figure a player from Seattle to have Southern Miss on the radar, but Calloway does. In fact, he contacted the Eagles first. He wants to be closer to family that live scattered in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas, and Southern Miss, a great winning tradition, would help him do that. -Noah Armstrong, OT, Moultin (AL) The secret is out on the talented and incredibly strong tackle. He is very physical and is turning a lot of heads and picking up offers as the summer goes along. The Eagles really like this kid and are trying to get him on campus. -Ryan Hoefeld, OT, Brother Martin (LA) Here is another guy that was interested in the Eagles in the spring when he came to the spring game. He's also gained a ton of attention but is a very talented lineman. The Eagles would love to see him come up from New Orleans to Hattiesburg. -Scott Austin, WR, Biloxi (MS) Austin is perhaps the most talented receiver in Mississippi, and could be a breakaway type receiver they are looking for. He's receiving a lot of interest but the Eagles are getting a foot in the door. They want to recruit the coast well and he'd be a big time prospect to land.
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