Southern Miss had a big week of recruiting, in an unlikely week too, as the Golden Eagles marched toward the start of football season. Typically the end of fall camp is not the week you'd see a commitment, yet the Eagles saw not only one, but two.
The first to commit was big Travion Clayton (6'3, 310lb) OG from near Jacksonville FL's Baker County High School.
Clayton committed to Southern Miss after a visit to the campus and being made to feel very much at home. He said his relationship with Coach Disch and Coach Wright, the feel of the city of Hattiesburg, and the vision they cast for him as a future of the program made him ready to go ahead and pledge to the Eagles.
You can read the write up of his commitment here:
The other commitment of the week was when talented JuCo Defensive End (and future wolf prospect) Quondarius Qualls.
Qualls is from Northwest MS JuCo where he played for Coach Wright and built a strong connection with him. He also loved the plans the USM coaching staff had for him as a future starter on defense, and he said he was ready to end his commitment. While he may be finished, schools are certainly not finished recruiting him. West Virginia offered him a scholarship a day after he committed to USM. Qualls also will graduate in December and enroll at USM in January.
The tireless work of the staff wasn't finished, however. They also offered big time CB from Arlington, TX, LeMarque Davis. Highlights: LINK
Zaire Webb, CB from Duncan Fletcher HS (also a Washington State commit) is showing increased interest in Southern Miss and is eyeing a visit: http://www.scout.com/player/198383-zaire-webb?s=358
Southern Miss commits Darius Maberry and Bubba Fludd have been pouring it on and putting up video game type numbers so far this season. The name of the game with these two is pure speed!
It is game week now this week, but as these coaches have shown, no time is off limits for recruiting.