Getting Squared Away

The Southern Miss coaches have been out working hard to bring in and finish out the class of 2013. has learned of a big time prospect who is a high priority for the coaching staff. He talks about his recruiting in this interview.

Jalen Square is a talented defensive back who has a similar story to several other former and current Eagles.

After a few games, Square tore his ACL, and because of that, many schools have dropped off after being hot on his trail. Just like Jalen Richard and former running back Jamal Woodyard and their situations, however, the Golden Eagles have not faded in their pursuits.

"Southern Miss has talked to me lately," Square said this afternoon in an interview with

"In fact, they have talked to me a lot lately. Coach Monken and Coach Duggan have been by to visit me, and they are bringing me in to visit next weekend."

Though he tore his ACL, he says he is fully back and is 100% at this point. "I used to play basketball, but I decided not to this year because I didn't want to risk anything for football next year," he added.

"I can still dunk, though."

Square has been described as a tough, physical corner. He says that is the type of player he hopes to be at the next level.

"I'm a ball hawk, if the ball is in the air, its mine," he said. "I am going to hit you, I am not a corner that just drops off coverage. I like to play the run."

Square said the Southern Miss coaches see him as either a cornerback or a safety.

Formally an Arkansas State commitment, Square decided to open things up when Southern Miss came calling.

"I came to Southern Miss a long time ago for a 7 on 7, and I just loved the campus," he said. "They really are the leader for me right now, I don't plan on taking any more visits to be honest with you."

He says the coaching staff has added to his interest in the Eagles.

"I do like that it is close to home, but this coaching staff I really love," he said. "They are straight up with me, and I love that.

"Some staffs will go around and around with you, but not this one. They are very honest with me, and just tell me what's up. I like that."

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