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Dezmond Sherrod Talks About His Ole Miss Visit

<img src="http://www.genespage.com/images/highschool/football/2003/dezmondsherrod.jpg" align="left" width="120" height="160"> [Premium Article] Caledonia High School tight end Dezmond talked to Gene's Page about his official visit to Ole Miss this past weekend.

Dezmond, talk about your visit to Ole Miss this past weekend.
"It went pretty good. I liked it. The people in Oxford are really nice. They were very cooperative and answered all of my questions about the university. The football players were cooperative about telling me about being a football player at Ole Miss. Ole Miss has a very good campus. I liked their campus."

Who was your player host?
"Eric Rice. He is from Starkville. Actually, he is Jerry Rice's nephew."

Who do you visit next?
"Alabama."

Do you plan on visiting any others after that?
"That'll be it."

When do you plan on making your decision?
"I'll make it after Alabama. I'll probably commit after I visit Alabama and weigh in all the options of all the schools."

Do you have an order for the schools that you are considering?
"As of right now, State and Ole Miss are kind of about the same, then it is Alabama behind them. That is because I don't know anything about Alabama."

Has Alabama offered you a scholarship?
"No, but my (high school) coach is anticipating that they will offer me once I visit. But I'm not counting on it. If they do offer me, then that is just another consideration."

I saw where you said if Alabama offered you, then you would sign with them. Is that accurate?
"It might have been true at the time, but I change my mind often."

It's tough going through recruiting, isn't it?
"Yeah.

"A long time ago I thought Alabama was the greatest school ever. Now I'm not too enthusiastic about Alabama, but I will consider them."

I appreciate you talking to me, Dezmond.
"Alright."


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