SEC Leader?

College prospects never know where opportunity will come. For Spain Park offensive lineman, Jervontius Stallings, the decision to relocate from his home in south Mississippi to central Alabama has paid off handsomely. Ironically, Stallings' move to Alabama may bring him home to Mississippi.

Jervontius Stallings profile

"I was at South Pike and I just wasn't getting the exposure I thought I needed," said Stallings. "There just weren't a lot of schools coming by there.

"My father and my brother (former Ole Miss standout Tre Stallings) decided that it would be better for me to move up there with my brother and get more exposure."

The plan appears to have worked in a big way for the rising interior offensive lineman.

Nearly a dozen college programs have offered Stallings the chance to be a part of their roster going forward.

"Spain Park is a great program," said Stallings. "It's sort of like a college program and they do a great job coaching us and a lot of college programs come through there looking for players.

"I feel like it was a good decision for me to come here.

"My mom and dad are back in Mississippi, but I am living out here with my brother.

"He has really helped me and he tells me all of the time to work hard and go where I feel like they want me the most.

"He said to just take my time and things would work out for me if I worked hard."

A pair of SEC schools have shown recent interest in the personable Stallings.

"I haven't made a decision yet, but I am starting to like Mississippi State," said Stallings. "I am looking at Kentucky too.

"I am going to take visits to both of them and I want to see all of the facilities and just see what all they have to offer."

Growing up in south Mississippi, Stallings grew up with a working knowledge of the programs in the Magnolia State.

"I went to a Mississippi State game when Tre played at Ole Miss," said Stallings. "My parents love the idea of me being close to home and it wouldn't be that far from my brother either.

"Ole Miss has shown me some interest, but they haven't offered.

"I am going to take my time and see how my visits go before I make a decision."

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