Southern Miss is making an early effort to recruit Louisiana, and they've offered a rising star in class of 2018 S from Woodlawn Xavier Lodge.
Lodge picked up the offer a few weeks ago from the Eagles.
"Southern Miss was my fourth offer," he told GoldenEaglePride.com. "I was very excited to get one from the Golden Eagles. I'm coming up there soon to check it out over there."
He said he's also been offered by Jackson State, Nicholls State, Tulane, and Louisiana Tech in addition to his offer from USM.
"Right now, to be honest, I'm not thinking a lot about recruiting," he added.
"I'm just getting ready for camps and working out and staying in shape."
Lodge is a part of a strong early effort from the USM coaching staff to try and get more into the state of Louisiana. Traditionally, the state has produced some very nice talent for Southern Miss.
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