Shay Hodge Talks Recruiting

Shay Hodge, who is playing for the Jackson Panthers 17U AAU basketball team in the Mississippi State 17U State Basketball Championship Tournament this weekend, took time out of his busy schedule to talk about how his recruitment is going.

Shay Hodge Profile:

Who have you received scholarship offers from so far?
"Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Southern Miss and Iowa State."

Are there any other colleges that appear to be pretty serious about you?
"Auburn, Tennessee and Alabama are all serious."

Obviously, based on what I have seen at this tournament, you are a really good basketball player, as well as a good football player. What are your plans as far as playing football and basketball in college?
"I want to play both sports in college."

Have any of the colleges said they will let you play both?
"Ole Miss has said I can. I think Mississippi State has also said I can."

Which sport is your favorite?
"Basketball is. I've always dreamed of going to the NBA some day."

Are there any colleges that are recruiting you for basketball?
"Alabama and Colorado State are. Alabama's also recruiting me for football."

Who are your favorite schools at the moment?
"Ole Miss, Auburn, Mississippi State, Tennessee, Alabama. I also like Southern Miss."

Are any of those schools above the others, or would you classify them all medium at this time?
"They are all medium."

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