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Coast football prospects drop commitments to Southern Miss, South Alabama

JOHN FITZHUGH/SUN HERALD 
 St. Martin wide receiver Kalem Reddix during a 7-on-7 game at Biloxi High School on Wednesday June 17 2015.
JOHN FITZHUGH/SUN HERALD St. Martin wide receiver Kalem Reddix during a 7-on-7 game at Biloxi High School on Wednesday June 17 2015. SUN HERALD

A pair of the Coast's top football prospects decided to drop their verbal commitments and reopen their recruitment on Friday.

St. Martin senior receiver Kalem Reddix, who had been committed to Southern Miss, and Long Beach senior defensive lineman J'arius Warren, who had verbally pledged to South Alabama, both announced their decisions Friday.

Reddix said he planned to wait until signing day on Feb. 1, 2017, to make his decision known.

"I just wanted to open up my recruitment to all colleges just to make sure I'm not blocking anybody out," said Reddix, who committed to USM on April 7.

Reddix also holds scholarship offers from Middle Tennessee, Tulane, Louisiana-Lafayette, Troy, Southeastern Louisiana and Jackson State. MTSU is the only offer he has received since committing to USM.

Reddix said that he plans to keep USM among his options.

"They're still in the mix," he said. "I'm not closing anyone out."

Warren also holds offers from Navy, Louisiana-Monroe, Tulane and Southeastern Louisiana.

"With all the new opportunities I just want to take time and visit everyone and make sure that I am making the right decision for MY FUTURE," Warren posted in a statement on Twitter.

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