Ole Miss offers Pascagoula's Smith
Ole Miss has offered a football scholarship to Pascagoula receiver Jaylen Smith, Pascagoula head coach Lewis Sims said Tuesday.
The Rebels are the first to offer a scholarship to the rising senior, who is also having a nice season with the Pascagoula basketball team.
Smith and fellow receiver Matthew Eaton, who signed with Temple this month, combined to give Pascagoula one of the best receiving duos in the state this past season.
The 6-foot-3 Smith caught 33 passes for 724 yards and nine touchdowns in his junior season at Pascagoula.
The Ole Miss offer should be the first of many for Smith, who has an impressive combination of hands, size and speed.
It was apparent as a sophomore that Smith was destined for an impressive high school career when he caught a 79-yard touchdown pass in a playoff victory at West Jones, running away from defenders on the score that sparked a 38-6 victory.