"I just got an offer from (Southern Mississippi)." Freeman told JCFootball.com. "They offered me in high school, but I hadn't talked to them for a while and then all of the sudden, I get a call and they offered me right there."
As a freshman in 2016, Freeman posted 37 tackles and two tackles-for-loss while playing the three-technique for Southwest.
"I have a good motor and I play with passion," Freeman noted. "My first step is my biggest asset and I think that and my hands, the way I use them, and my good feet allow me to get after the quarterback and to cause mismatches up front."
As a prep, Freeman enjoyed a solid career at Ville Platte (La.) High School, but he was unable to qualify for a scholarship from a four-year school.
"When I visited here, I just felt at home," Freeman recalled. "I liked the small town feel and the program here just felt like the right fit for me."
Freeman is set to graduate in December and he will have three years to play two following the 2017 football season.