McNair Talks So Miss Visit, Other Trip Plans

Hinds WR Marquez McNair (6-1, 175) took a trip to Southern Miss this weekend and while he remains firmly committed to the Golden Eagles, he also noted he's planning to take some other unofficial visits this spring and summer...

"I had a good time (at Southern Mississippi)," McNair told Sunday evening. "The energy there was great and I had a good time getting to know the coaches better."

McNair committed to Southern Miss back in February over offers from East Carolina and Middle Tennessee State and he's added offers from TCU, Missouri and Toledo as well.

Even though McNair maintained that he is firmly committed, he did say he's planning to visit some schools.

"Alabama called me and invited me up for their spring game, so I'm going up to that (Saturday, April 18th) and I'm going to check out Missouri too and the other ones that have offered, but I just haven't set up a date yet on those," McNair added.

As a freshman this past season, the talented freshman led the Eagles with 30 receptions for 433 yards and four touchdowns playing out of the slot, but a move to the outside is in the works this fall.

"We run a lot of zone read stuff, so we don't throw it much, but I am more of a down-the-field guy," McNair said. "I played mostly out of the slot and we ran a lot of wheel (routes) and other stuff to get the ball to me to down the field.

"I'm moving outside this year, so I really want to work more on going up and getting the ball on jump balls.

"This is also only my second season of playing receiver, I played quarterback in high school, so I just need to work on perfecting my routes and stuff like that too."

McNair is on pace to finish up his two-year degree this coming December and he will have three years to play two starting in the fall of 2016.

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