Korey Raymond decides on Ole Miss

Korey Raymond (DL, East MS CC, MS) - Korey was an All-State performer coming out of East St. John (LA). He parlayed that success and signed with Auburn. After coming up short on meeting the NCAA grade requirements, Raymond enrolled at East MS CC last summer.

Raymond's freshman season at East MS CC was a trying one. He moved from defensive end to defensive tackle to offensive tackle to offensive guard all in one season. This year he hopes to settle in on the defensive line and put up some big numbers.

Korey took an unofficial visit to Ole Miss for their Spring game and decided to cast his lot with the Rebels.

Raymond marks Ole Miss' 6th commitment. To view the list, click here.

Player Profile

Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 270
40 time: 4.85
Bench: 405
Squat: 650
Grades: Graduates in December

From: LaPlace, LA
High School: East St. John
Juco : East MS CC

The following information was revealed during our interview with Korey Raymond:

What makes you such a good football player? "I do not complain. I just do what my coach tells me to do. I try and do it right the first time. That is what makes me better. Physically, my biggest strength is my arm strength. I can bullrush with my arms or spin away from the defender. I use my hands really well. I just need to work on my speed. To me, I just need to get faster."

You prepped at East St. John (LA) out of high school? "Yes sir."

Who did you sign with out of high school? "Auburn."

What were your stats as a freshman at East MS CC? "I do not really know. I got switched around so much it was hard for me to keep up. I played the first four games on defense, but we had a couple of offensive linemen to go down, so they moved me over there. I played DE, DT, OT, and OG last year. I just did what ever it took to help the team out"

Where are you set to play this year? "Right now, I am starting at DE. But if I have to go to the offense, that is what I will do."

Which schools are recruiting you the hardest? "Ole Miss, Auburn, Arkansas, MSU, and USM."

Any early offers? "They all call and tell me they want me there, but none of them have asked me to commit besides Ole Miss."

What was your answer when they asked you to commit? "Oh, I committed. I have known for a little while that is where I wanted to be."

Why did you decide on Ole Miss? "I like Ole Miss' facilities, especially their new indoor. I went up there yesterday to check everything out. Their coaches are real nice, and I like how they recruited me. Most schools only have one coach calling you, but at Ole Miss, they all call you. I have gotten to know all of their coaches really good during the recruiting process, and I just felt the most comfortable with them."

Who else were your considering before you decided on Ole Miss? "Mississippi State and Auburn."

Did having your teammate, Aubrey McPhadden, committing to Ole Miss help you? "Yea, it really did. It helped a lot, but I would have gone (to Ole Miss) anyway."

Will you still take your official visits? "Yea, I am still going to take my visits, but I am all Ole Miss right now."

When are you scheduled to graduate? "I get out in December."

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