It is often said that recruiting and relationships take years to build. The Golden Eagles have noted that and are moving on it.
Yesterday, they offered talented '19 Offensive line prospect from D'Iberville, Louis Paul Smith.
The 6'3, 280lb lineman already looks like he should be headed to play in college, but he's only a sophomore. He's already been high on the radar, but with his performance yesterday, the Eagles' staff was ready to pull the trigger.
"At camp Coach Hop said he wanted me in Black and Gold," Smith told GoldenEaglePride.com.
"The offer came later via phone when I called to thank him for the experience. Coach Wright said I was the most technically sound sophomore he's ever seen. Coach AJ and Cosch Disch talk to me like I'm already part of the team! Coach Lindsey my recruiting Coach said I was the future when I first walked up to the table to get my camp shirt!"
The offer meant a lot to the talented in-state prospect.
"It was great motivation for me to work even harder," he said. "It really meant the world to me."
Smith also said he's ready to see Southern Miss play this fall, and he's ready to lead his team to a state championship. He will certainly be one of the top, if not the top offensive line prospect for the class of 2019 in Mississippi.