Packer switches to USM

One of Ole Miss' prize defensive recruits shocked many last night with this announcement,

"I am going to go ahead and change to USM," added Willie Packer. Ole Miss was downing me because of my size. You know I am just joking."

A couple more factors also played a role.

"I talked to a couple of the South Panola players, and they said they were switching to USM too, and we became real close during the MS/AL all-star game. We all said if it did not work out with Ole Miss with them changing staffs and all, we would go to USM. We are all real tight, so we are going to stick together. I also really like Coach Hughes and have a lot of trust in what he says."

What do the Rebels have to do to get back in the game?

"First of all, they have to call me. I have not heard from them in a long time. I don't think they want me anymore, personally. But if they do still want me, they are going to have to call me. And then I want to know what they are going to do with me next year. Am I going to play or redshirt? And like I said, I am going where ever the South Panola boys go. So if they can get them back, I am on board. But if not, I am sticking with USM."

Has Willie set up his official visits yet?

"I am going to USM on January 25th, and I am still scheduled to go to Ole Miss on the 18th."

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