Wayne County defensive lineman attends Grove Bowl

Quentin Bivens out of Waynesboro, Miss., made the trek to Ole Miss for his second time in as many months. The 6-foot-3, 285-pound defensive tackle expands on his trip.

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"I brought my parents back up there again," Bivens said. "They feel really good about my situation up there."

The 2016 All-State performer made the trek to Oxford also with his parents last month.


"I got a chance to look at their education programs my first trip. This past trip I just got a chance to really hang out with their coaches and see the team play. I like how they attack to the ball on defense. I know they need some more depth at (defensive) tackle."

Quentin has had an inside view of Ole Miss. His cousin, Benito Jones, starts at defensive tackle for the Rebels.

"He just told me to come in and handle my business, and I should have an opportunity to play as a freshman. They need some more numbers in the trenches. Hopefully I can give them some more help."

Ole Miss and Southern Mississippi have offered. There are two more schools who could be next to expanding an offer.

"Memphis and MSU are recruiting me real hard. I went up to Memphis the weekend before last. We talked about their lack of depth and how I could fit in. I like their program."

What does Ole Miss like about Bivens game?

"Coach (Freddie) Roach says I'm quick off the ball like Benito, and I can make plays. We have a real good relationship. He's the coach I've built the best relationship with so far."

What stands out the most about Ole Miss?

"I just like the vibe there. It just feels like home. I like how they treat me. I actually almost committed on my trip, but I think it's best if I wait until after my season so I can get around and see all of the schools."


Yancy Porter is the recruiting analyst for the Ole Miss Spirit and he can be reached at yporter@scout.com


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