Southern Miss has added a big defensive tackle, one of the most coveted positions in the recruiting process, from Greenwood (MS). Jalen Bedell (6'2, 290lb) tackle pledged last night to the Eagles, and made it official today.
GoldenEaglePride.com caught up with him to hear about the good news.
"I committed to Southern Miss because they were the school that gave me the opportunity to prove myself," he said.
"So, they really showed me that they believe in me and they think I can contribute to their program. That means a lot to me."
He talked more about why he committed to Southern Miss and the coaching staff.
"The coaching staff is great," he added. "They made me feel like I was at home. Coach Pollard is the one who recruited me and he is a very good man. He said I was a beast and that I had the potential to play for them and he made me the offer. I just really appreciate him for that.
"I love the locker room and the weight room. The facilities are awesome."
Coach Nicholson also talked with Bedell, so he is likely a fit on the interior of the defensive line.