Belton Talks Early Recruiting

Itawamba WR D'Andre Belton (5-11, 190) has two early offers and he updated recently on where things stand in the recruiting process as well as some summer plans he's trying to work out...

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D'Andre Belton
Itawamba (Miss.)
  • WR
  • 5'11"
  • 195

"I've got offers right now from Southern Mississippi and Middle Tennessee State and Memphis is on me Hard," Belton told recently. "Kansas is showing me some heavy interest and Illinois is also recruiting me, so I have a few schools looking at me."

As a freshman last season, while working his way into the receiver rotation, Belton finished with 15 receptions for 156 yards and a touchdown in the Indians' run-oriented offense.

"I played all of the (receiver) spots," Belton said. "I played the X and the Y and the Z (slot). Whatever they needed me to do, I played it.

"I make plays regardless of the situation," Belton noted. "Whether it's 1st & 10 and we just want yards or if it's 3rd & 6 and we need it to keep a drive going, I can do it all."

Belton is very quick and seems to be an ideal fit as a slot receiver in most schemes and this offseason he's been hard at work perfecting his craft.

"Specifically I am working on running precise routes but mostly I am working on everything," Belton said. "I want to dominate in every aspect of the game and in everything I do."

Turning back to recruiting, Belton said he's planning to take a trip to see one of his suitors, but at this point in time, nothing is set in stone.

"I'm planning to visit Southern Miss in June," Belton said.

As a prep, Belton was a pursued prospect out of Fairfield (SC) Central but he was unable to get qualified on time, so most schools moved on.

"I actually ended up qualifying late, but by the time I did, Georgia Tech and Indiana, the two schools that were about to offer me, had moved on," Belton recalled. "I felt I could come to a JUCO and get the same kind of schools back to looking at me.

"Itawamba was the only school that came after me, so I signed with them."

Belton is on pace to finish up his two-year degree in December and he will have three years to play two following the 2015 football season.

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