The Southern Miss staff is determined to keep the pipeline from Bassfield, MS, to Hattiesburg going. They were the first to offer talented 5'11, 180lb defensive back Malik Shorts.
The talented defensive back can do it all and can play multiple positions, but is being recruited as a defensive back. Shorts got the good news from Southern Miss after being seen while on campus.
"My offer came about from when I was on campus at a 7 on 7 tournament," Shorts told GoldenEaglePride.com.
"They gave me a couple of words that they were looking at me, and then a Southern Miss coach that I know gave me Coach Hopson's number."
After he picked up the offer, he started doing his research.
"I ask the guys on the team that went to Bassfield about Southern Miss," he said. "The offer means a lot coming from a school that already has a bunch of Bassfield players on the team."
This offer was his first, but will not be his last. He's already being noticed and is a stand-out for one of the best football programs in the state.
"I've been working hard this summer getting better and going to both camps with my team and also some by myself," he added.
To check out his highlights, click here: HIGHLIGHTS