If Travion Clayton (6'3, 310lb OG) signs with Southern Miss next February, it will be almost like a homecoming for him in Hattiesburg.
The talented offensive lineman from Baker County High School near Jacksonville, FL, committed yesterday to Southern Miss and said he feels certain he has found his future school.
"Southern Miss feels like my hometown," Clayton told GoldenEaglePride.com.
"Coaches like Coach Disch and Coach Wright are what I'm used to here in Baker County. Coach Wright and I have been eye to eye since the day we met at their camp. Coach Disch has already been in my family too. He recruited my cousin to UNC."
The big man said they see him as an anchor of the interior offensive line one day.
"Coach Wright said he wants me at guard but they haven't told me which side yet," he added.
With multiple offers to schools like Charlotte, MTSU, and interest from UNC and Central Florida, Clayton had a lot to work through in his decision. In the end, he was ready to call Hattiesburg his future home.
"It feels great," he said.
"I don't have that bug in my head while I'm trying to focus on school and in football. I can just go out and do what I do best."
And what he does best is flatten defensive linemen. With still some growing to do, there is no doubt Clayton will be a monster on the offensive line at the Division One level for many years to come.