Nevis and Rebs officially part ways

Drake Nevis (DT, Marrero, LA) - The 2006 New Orleans Metro Player has been sitting at home eating a lot of cheese grits as of late.

"I have been gaining a lot of weight lately," added the chuckling Drake Nevis. "Seriously, I have been doing a lot of eating. I have been eating a lot of cheese grits and biscuits. They introduced me to cheese grits on my LSU visit, and I have been stuck on them every since. We have the Cajun food down here, and they have the cheese grits up there."

Nevis was committed to Ole Miss almost for a year before switching pledges to LSU after his official visit. What made him change his mind?

"I prayed on it and spoke to the lord. That is what he told me to do basically, so I went with LSU. Do not get me wrong, Ole Miss is a real great program, but that is what the lord wanted me to do."

What does LSU provide Drake that Ole Miss does not?

"Nothing, basically. It was just destiny. It is closer to home and more convenient. That is some of the reason. I just liked the overall experience. I basically said a prayer. I told him I would choose where ever he wanted me to go, and he told me to go to LSU, so I went with LSU. You never go against the Lord's word."

Is Ole Miss still recruiting Drake?

"No, they have not called me since I let them know I was going to LSU. They pretty much respected what I did. They were very disappointed in me. They wanted me to help their program out. They wished me luck, and they told me that they had to spend the rest of their time recruiting players who wanted to be at Ole Miss. I have never heard from them since."

Is Drake getting any phone calls from competing schools?

"Alabama, but that did not last too long. They got their assistant to call, but I told him I was committed to LSU and was done with my recruitment."

Drake is one of five defensive tackles the Bengals have committed, but that does not seem to bother Nevis.

"I feel if I can get my technique down, I will get some early playing time next year. And if I do not, I will take a redshirt and get stronger and learn from big Glenn Dorsey."

Drake has collected a few more post season awards since we last spoke.

"I made All-State, 2nd Team All-American, Metro MVP, West Bank Player of the Year on defense, and I was 5th for the Lombardi award. I am right behind Marvin Austin. He is rated the #1 defensive tackle, and I am #9."

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