Ole Miss commit takes in LSU/Bama

Ole Miss commitment Drake Nevis took an unofficial visit to LSU for the Alabama game and his parents accompanied him at the request of LSU's headman Les Miles.

Ole Miss commitment Drake Nevis took an unofficial visit to LSU for the Alabama game and his parents accompanied him at the request of LSU's headman Les Miles.

 

"We got down there about 3:30 and went and talked to all of the coaches," Drake Nevis told Tiger Rag. "We talked to Les Miles, coach Lane and coach Porter. After we talked to them we watched their highlight reel from last season and then went to the stadium for the game."

 

Nevis' stock has skyrocketed after his outstanding senior campaign where he rolled up 105 tackles, 11 sacks, 30 tackles for a loss, 25 quarterback hurries and forced 8 fumbles.

 

Miles had one opportunity to meet with Nevis' parents briefly at a summer camp but according to Nevis he wanted them to know just how much they thought of him on and off the field.

 

"They were telling them that they like me as a person as well as a player and that they need that character on the team," explained Nevis. "They told them that they want me and that they are real high on me."

 

How did Nevis' parents take to Miles and the other coaches?

 

"They liked them," said Drake. "They felt like the coaches were telling them the truth and not something out of the blue and unrealistic. They are not going to tell you that you are going to come in and start like some."

 

Drake Nevis

 

When he got to the game and the Tigers took the field Nevis kept a close eye on one player in particular on one of the nation's top defenses.

 

"I watched Glenn Dorsey real close," said Nevis. "I think I am kind of like him and think the style of defense they run fits me perfectly."

 

Nevis will have one more unofficial visit on his plans when makes the trip over to Baton Rouge next weekend when Ole Miss comes to town.

 

After that it will be all business as he gets ready for his official visits.

 

"I got Ole Miss (12/1) the first weekend in December and then LSU (12/8) the next week," said Nevis. "After that all I got set up is Auburn in January (1/6)."

 

For now, though, Nevis can relish the fact that he will get to see schools he has a lot of interest in compete head-to-head when the Tigers and Rebels square off.

 

Which one will he be pulling for?

 

"Whoever wins," he said with a laugh.

 

 

 

 

 


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