July 3, 2007

JUCO back has SEC offers

East Mississippi Junior College running back LaGarrette Blount averaged more than 150 yards per game last season and has two Southeastern Conference football programs interested in his services. The 6-foot-2, 235-pounder talked about his recruitment in an interview with Rivals.com on Tuesday.

"I've got (verbal) offers from Ole Miss and Alabama and that's about it," Blount said.

Crimson Tide assistant Kevin Steele is recruiting Blount for Bama.

"They are telling me that they want a big back that can carry the load," Blount said. "I just like that they run the ball and the coaches are pretty good guys. I have been to Alabama before and it's a very nice place for sure."

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