Keeping Score

USM gets two RB commitments

Southern Miss needed to bolster its depth at running back headed into the 2014 season, and it appeared to do so Monday night with a pair of key verbal commitments.

According to, North Cobb (Ga.) running back J'Vonte Herrod has said that he plans to attend Southern Miss. He is rated a three-star prospect by

The other running back indicating he plans to play football at Southern Miss is Ito Smith of McGill Toolen in Mobile, Ala. He is rated a two-star prospect by

Herrod, who stands 5-foot-11, 190 pounds, also has scholarship offers from South Florida, Minnesota, Marshall, Middle Tennessee and Utah State.

The 5-10, 180-pound, Smith's other offers are from Arkansas State, Duke, Georgia Tech, Tulane and Louisiana Tech.