As a junior, Drake finished the season with 80 tackles and 8 sacks for John Ehrett. Not bad when you consider that he was playing the defensive tackle position.
What makes Nevis' motor go?
"My strength and
my passion for the game of football," commented Drake Nevis. "I take
pride in the weight room. I compete hard everyday to become a better football
player. I also think my speed gives me the advantage over the offensive linemen.
I run a sub 5.0 forty, and I think that throws them off a little bit because of
Drake is no stranger to the weight room as he won the power
lifting contest for the 275 pound class and over last season for John Ehrett's
power lifting program. He currently benches right at 400 pounds and squats over
Nevis will be competing at the scout combine in Oxford on April 30th.
What are his thoughts?
"Man, I am about 290 right now. I got up to
300, but I have lost some weight for the combine. I am quicker on my feet and
have a motor running all of the time. If I can run my 4.9 forty, it will be all
good. My and Alex (Williams) were talking the other day. We are going to try and
dominate up there."
O. Perry Walker's head coach, the school current
Ole Miss commit Alex Williams attends, use to coach Drake's older brother, Darrell Nevis, when he was the QB at John Ehrett. Does Darrell give Drake any pointers
in what to expect with the recruiting scene?
"Not really. He just
told me to follow my heart, and that is what I did when I picked Ole Miss."
what made Ole Miss so appealing for Drake?
"Education wise, they are
good. They look after you. If you work hard, they have all of the tutors set up
for you so you can make good grades. Their new facilities were also a factor.
Everything has escalated up there. They have a nice locker room, and I like their
There were also a few more factors that played into
"They just recruit me differently than everyone else.
Coach Wilson saw me play last year when he was scouting Kentrell Lockett and then
Ricky Dixon when we played Destrahan. He told my coach after both games that he
was going to do what ever it took to get me. They sent me an offer in the mail
right after the Hahnville game last year. That meant a lot to me. It told me that
they recognized my talent before everybody else."
Although Drake is
firmly committed to the Rebels, he continues to hear from other colleges.
get letters everyday from pretty much all of the SEC schools. I get them from
everywhere like Stanford, Illinois, North Carolina, and USM. They are the ones
that are the most consistent and the SEC."
Drake Nevis will attend
the scout combine in Oxford on April 30th.
Drake Nevis remains rock solid with OM
OM Spirit Top Stories
Spirit's Take: Predicting Ole Miss - AuburnOle Miss hosts Auburn Saturday at 6:15 p.m. The Ole Miss Spirit staff gives their thoughts on the game ahead.
OM Spirit12:30 PM
Who's In the Running for LB Monty Rice?Monty Rice makes a lot of noise on the field with his play at linebacker, but off the field, he likes to stay quiet. The talented linebacker has cut his list of schools, so who…
Scout Football5:55 AM
Does New Offer Change Things for Burley?Jeffery Burley has been committed to Wake Forest since July, but an offer from an SEC school this week has him re-thinking things. Get the latest on Burley here...
Scout Football5:40 AM
Freeze Frames: Players Meeting and MoreOle Miss head coach Hugh Freeze met the media Wednesday to preview Auburn, as well as discuss the recent players-only meeting, the development of Charles Wiley and more.
OM SpiritYesterday at 4:21 PM