Southern Miss is riding the wave of momemtum from a strong recruiting class from 2015 that included many JuCo transfers that have come in and added an immediate upgrade in several areas. As the winning continues to come, the Eagles will be able to be more and more selective as prospects are noticing what is going on down in Hattiesburg.
The Southern Miss staff will look to bring in several more JuCo transfers as they continue to add depth and immediate help to the roster.
Here is the latest JuCo trend meter:
-J.B. Copeland, LB, Navarro College
Offers: Southern Miss, Arkansas State The latest: J.B. Copeland recently named Southern Miss his top program in an interview with us. At the time, he led the nation in tackles for Junior College.
-Demetri Moore, OT, Delta CC (MS)
Offers: Mississippi State, Southern Miss, Memphis, Auburn, Arkansas State
The latest: Moore recently picked up an offer from Auburn and they take over as the front runner.
-Damion Dickens, DE, Holmes CC
Offers: Oklahoma, Mississippi State, Southern Miss, Missouri
The latest: Dickens front runner right now is Mississippi State and it appears he is close to a commitment with them.
-Chris Gaynor, OT, Dodge City CC (KS)
Offers: Houston, Iowa State, Kansas State, Southern Miss, West Virginia
The latest: Gaynor is still taking his visits and Southern Miss is on the list. He's not revealing a favorite at this point.
-Toyous Avery, S, Coffeyville (KS)
Offers: Cal, Colorado State, Southern Miss
The latest: Toyous Avery picked up an offer to Cal that has really stirred his interest after Southern Miss was his leader.
-Tevaris McCormick, WR, MS Gulf Coast CC
Offers: Arkansas State, McNeese, Memphis, South Alabama, Southern Miss, Texas State, Utah State
The latest: The talented 5'9 WR appears to have all his offers in the same boat right now.
-Javon Wims, WR, Hinds CC
Offers: Southern Miss
The latest: Southern Miss got in early on Wims and are winning the battle right now. He also has teammate Marquez McNair recruiting him to USM. Wims led the nation in catches a week ago.
-Ronald Ollie, DT, East MS CC
Offers: ULL, Memphis, Southern Miss
The latest: Southern Miss appears to be gaining ground with the talented 6'3, 315lb DT who they covet. Look for a visit soon.
-Lanard Bonner, OG, Highland CC
Offers: Arkansas State, Southern Miss, Houston
The latest: We are seeing any trend for Bonner who picked up a new offer but hasn't named a public leader.
-D'Andre Belton, WR, Itawamba CC
Offers: Memphis, MTSU, Southern Miss, Texas State, UAB
The latest: Southern Miss appears still in good shape with D'Andre, though there hasn't been any trend with him publically as of late. We suspect he'll take his visits and decide.
-Merrick Jackson, DT, Iowa Western
Offers: Southern Miss, Iowa State, Troy, UAB, Illinois
The latest: Jackson's latest offer is Southern Miss, who he had a lot of good things to say about. The staff would love to see him come in and add depth in the middle of the defensive line. He's got a mean streak that is coveted.
-John Williams, WR, Lackawanna
Offers: Idaho, Louisiana Tech, Southern Miss
The latest: When we talked to John back a few months ago, he was thrilled with the offer to Southern Miss and set a visit in October. We still have reason to believe his interest is very high in Southern Miss.
-Zachary Williams, LB, Co-Lin
Offers: Louisville, South Alabama, Southern Miss, UAB
The latest: There seems to be more of a gap between Williams and Southern Miss as he is picking up more interest and offers. Our feeling is he is trending down.
-Kapri Doucet, OLB, Lackawanna
Offers: Southern Miss
The latest: No one was on Doucet harder in the spring than Southern Miss. We don't have any reason to believe that has cooled, and the Eagles are hopeful a visit is in the works this fall.
-Ladarious Gallion, DT, Itawamba CC
Offers: Illinois, Southern Miss, ULL, West Virginia
The latest: Things might be heating up between Ladarious and Southern Miss. The massive DT is what the Eagles are looking for along the defensive line with his size and strength in the middle.