Loche, who totaled 110 tackles, 9 sacks, 5 fumble recoveries, and 4 interceptions as a junior, was offered a scholarship by Arizona State, Arkansas, Texas A&M, Michigan State, UCLA, Nebraska, South Carolina, Tulsa, and Ole Miss.
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Loche, who totaled 110 tackles, 9 sacks, 5 fumble recoveries, and 4 interceptions as a junior, was offered a scholarship by Arizona State, Arkansas, Texas A&M, Michigan State, UCLA, Nebraska, South Carolina, Tulsa, and Ole Miss.
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Loche talks about commitment to Ole Miss

The Rebels secured one of their main priorities when 3 star linebacker, Rogers<b> </b>Loche, gave his verbal pledge to Coaches Hopson and Cutcliffe on Saturday.</font> <font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><br> <br> Loche, who totaled 110 tackles, 9 sacks, 5 fumble recoveries, and 4 interceptions as a junior, was offered a scholarship by Arizona State, Arkansas, Texas A&amp;M, Michigan State, UCLA, Nebraska, South Carolina, Tulsa, and Ole Miss.<br>

The following information was revealed during our interview with Mr. Loche:

Rumor has it that you committed to Ole Miss; is this true? "Yes sir, I committed to Ole Miss on Saturday."

Which Ole Miss coach did you speak to? "Coach Hopson. I called Coach Bradshaw, my head coach, and told him that I wanted to commit. He called Coach Hopson, and then I called Coach Hopson that night. I also spoke with Coach Cutcliffe."

What was their reaction? "Coach Hopson was just so excited, very excited, and very happy. Coach Cut was too."

Why did you choose Ole Miss? "Because I sat down with my parents and head coach last week. Ole Miss is just such a good school, and I can not find any better coaches. When I went on my visits there this summer, it just felt like home. The surroundings felt like it does here. It is just a big family. They also run the same defense we run here, so it will not be hard for me to adjust to their system. I fit in perfectly at Ole Miss."

Was the depth issue a factor in your decision? "Yes sir, it was. I know they needed some more linebackers, plus I liked Ole Miss the best. I felt like I needed to jump on it because I knew I had found my home."

Where did you camp at this summer? "Well, I went to Ole Miss and LSU right after that. I was suppose to go to the Arkansas camp, but I had to see my brother before he left for Iraq."

Which schools offered you a scholarship? "I had Ole Miss, Arkansas, Texas A&M, Arizona State, UCLA, Nebraska, Michigan State, Tulsa, and South Carolina. They all gave me written scholarship offers."

Who would you say came in second place for your services? "It was Arkansas and Ole Miss all of the way. I was thinking about Texas A&M too, but they took their offer away from me, so I felt Ole Miss was the best place for me."

Why did Texas A&M take their offer away? "They wanted me to commit early, and I was not ready, so they said they were going to give my scholarship to another linebacker. I did not need all of that, and besides, Ole Miss is a better program, way better program."

Are you going to recruit your teammate, Marcus Green, to Ole Miss? "Man, you know I am (laugh). I do not know what he is going to do. It is down to Ole Miss and Arkansas, but I like our chances (laugh)."

Which programs have offered Marcus Green? "The same ones that offered me, except he did not get one from Texas A&M, but he got one from Auburn and Florida. I was not offered by those two schools."

What is your grade status? "I have a 3.0 Core GPA, and I am retaking the ACT test in September. I made a 16 on it the first time."



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