Keeping Score

Louisville LB commits to play at USM

Louisville linebacker Jeremy Sangster has verbally committed to play football at Southern Miss, he told the Sun Herald on Monday.

Sangster is a player who has flown under the radar until late in the recruiting season. He was on the verge of committing to a community college before USM offered him a scholarship recently.

“I've been waiting for it,” Sangster said of the FBS offer. “It's just been (junior colleges) recruiting me. My dad just told me to wait and see what other offers come in so I'm just waiting and waiting. Then, Georgia Southern popped by 3 weeks ago and they just came by and looked at me. I'm thinking that's going to be it, but I hadn't heard from them. About 2 weeks pass by and Southern Miss comes by. They came by the school and came by the house the same night and they offered.”

The 6-foot, 230-pound Sangster admitted it was difficult flying under the radar as a Division I prospect.

“It kind of bothered me, but I didn't let it get to me,” he said. “It was because of my height, but height isn't everything. If you can play, you can play.”

Sangster visited Jackson State this past weekend, and committed to USM on Monday.

Sangster plans to sign with USM Wednesday and expects to start classes at USM in June.