Aaron Odom finished his senior season with Jackson Callaway with 166 tackles and 28 sacks playing both linebacker and defensive end. The 6-foot-3, 280-pound All-State performer lined up at defensive tackle during Monday's practice in Montgomery, Ala., for Team Mississippi.
"It went good," Odom said. "I've got to get adjusted to my new teammates and position. I'm just learning on the run. I just want to prove that I'm one of the best in the State (of Mississippi) and give a lot of effort and hopefully get us the win."
What does Odom bring to the Mississippi squad?
"I can pass rush and give great effort."
Odom committed to Mississippi State but has been talking to a few other programs as well.
"I've been mostly talking to Louisville, Florida State, and Tennessee. Ole Miss some too. They are going to get back with me."
Official visits have been set up.
"I'm going to Tennessee (1/6), Louisville (1/20) and MSU (1/13)."
What stands out about the Vols right now?
"I can probably play early. They want to help me get into the NFL one day."
What about Louisville?
"I can play early there too. They have some seniors that are leaving. They think I can play the position well and help the team."
Mississippi State hired his old head coach before the start of his senior season. There were other reasons Aaron gave the Bulldogs his verbal.
"I feel love when I am there, and it feels like family with their coaches. It's just the environment that I like."
Does Odom want Ole Miss to keep the relationship on going?
"That's up to them. I don't know."
When will a final decision be made?
"Probably after I take all of my official visits."
Yancy Porter is the recruiting analyst for the Ole Miss Spirit and he can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org