Antonio Moultrie is a 6'3, 260lb defender who can play multiple positions. The talented West Florida High School prospect has announced his commitment to Southern Miss, and will certainly be a great addition for the Eagles if things hold steady.
Moultrie found what he was looking for in the Golden Eagle program, and it wasn't long after he picked up the offer that he decided to move ahead.
"I was kind of surprised that USM actually offered me," he told GoldenEaglePride.com.
"I'm glad they did. What led me to the commitment was the fact that they were my first offer, the academic and athletic departments I visited too. I loved the coaching staff, the dorms, the weightlifting program and the food of course. I've got to eat you know.
"I love the way they can give us tutoring too if needed."
The coaches talked with Moultrie about how they see his upcoming role.
"They see me as a big part of the team once I get there," he said.
"I play defensive end but they want me to play defensive end and a little bit of linebacker since I'm very athletic. They saw I can move like a LB but I'm built like a defensive end."
Though he's sure to get more interest, Moultrie says that his recruiting is over.
"It feels great," he said.
"I feel like it will be the best decision I've ever made besides the decision to start playing football. I feel like Hattiesburg is also a great place."
Southern Miss is his only offer, but he's hearing from Tulane, ULL, and Missouri.
West Florida Head Coach Harry Lees feels like the Golden Eagles got a steal.
"He is a late bloomer, he started his 9th grade year trying to play receiver, he then got moved to db," Lees said.
"His Jr. Year he was 6'2 230 and at the last minute got moved to Left tackle. Now he is 6'4 265 playing defensive tackle. Very athletic for his size. USM got a good one with a high ceiling."