Jerrell Powe (DT, Waynesboro, MS) - Scout.com's #4 nationally ranked defensive lineman kept stating that his decision was likely to change again come signing day, and would you not know it, Powe kept his word.

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Jerrell Powe (DT, Waynesboro, MS) - Scout.com's #4 nationally ranked defensive lineman kept stating that his decision was likely to change again come signing day, and would you not know it, Powe kept his word.

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Mississippi's top prospect stays home

<font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><b><br> </b><a href="http://scout.scout.com/a.z?s=177&p=8&c=1&nid=1190779"><b>Jerrell Powe</b></a> (DT, Waynesboro, MS) - </font>Scout.com's #4 nationally ranked defensive lineman kept stating that his decision was likely to change again come signing day, and would you not know it, Powe kept his word.<br> <br>

Jerrell had committed to LSU, surprisingly, during the Army All-American bowl. Most observers had it between Auburn and Ole Miss, but Powe shocked the nation when he pulled out his Tigers cap. But in the end, he went with his heart and home state, the University of Mississippi.

The following information was revealed during our interview with Jerrell Powe:

Why Ole Miss? "I had been thinking Mississippi this, Mississippi that. I prayed, and I want to represent my state. Ole Miss is my state's school, so you know, that is how it all worked out."

Who came in second for your services? "LSU, no doubt."

When did you come to the decision that you were going to Ole Miss? "I knew for sure after I took my official visit there. Coach Orgeron, well, we feel each other. We have this connection, you know, and I just felt most at home up there. I did not even want to go home during my visit. I was ready to stay. I can not wait to get up there."

What are your goals for the upcoming season? "Coach O and I talk a lot about getting to the Sugar bowl and winning it. Just like in high school, I want to win championships, but now I am going to be doing that for Coach Orgeron. He thinks I can be the catalyst for his defense. The backbone, you know, and I am ready to give it my all to help Ole Miuss get back to the Sugar bowl. Tell all of them Ole Miss fans Hotty Toddy.."

What are your plans, academically, for next season? "I still have a chance, so I am going to try and see if I can pull this thing off first. And if I do not (get in), me and Coach Luke are talking about some things. Ways to get me there by the year after, but we are going to see if I can get myself eligible before I go into all of that."

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