Warhawks want Deggs

ULM extended an offer to Plaquemine WR/RB Hakeem Deggs yesterday.

Hakeem Deggs got good news yesterday from ULM and Coach Bryan Applewhite.

"ULM is my first (FBS) offer since SMU pulled out," Deggs said. "I'm excited. I talked to Coach Applewhite and he asked if I was too good for ULM.

"He's a cool guy. He wanted to know if I'm interested in ULM."

Deggs got an offer last year from SMU, but that was when Jeff Reinebold and Adrian Klemm were on the Mustangs' staff.

Both Reinebold, who oversaw the receivers, and Klemm (recruiting coordinator and OL coach) subsequently departed for other jobs, however, and new WRs coach Jason Phillips informed Deggs that he would have to re-earn the offer.

Deggs camped with the Mustangs this summer but didn't hear any more news about an offer from Phillips.

The 2013 prospect from Class 4A Plaquemine was pleased to hear that friend Tevin Horton (John Curtis RB) also landed an offer from the Warhawks.

"I didn't know Tevin got offered," Deggs said yesterday. "He's originally from Plaquemine."

FCS program Southern has offered Deggs.

Plaquemine, which reached the first round of the 2011 playoffs (lost to Washington-Marion), scrimmages West Feliciana and Patterson in a couple of weeks.

The Green Devils will transition from a conservative triple option running attack to the spread this fall under a new head coach. Deggs played running back and returned kicks during his junior year.

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