North Jefferson News, Gardendale, AL

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June 19, 2013

Football: Mortimer Jordan QB Devlin Hodges verbally commits to Southern Miss

KIMBERLY — Mortimer Jordan starting quarterback Devlin Hodges has made his choice of where to play college ball.

Hodges confirmed to The North Jefferson News on Monday — via Facebook, as is the norm in this Internet age — that he has made a verbal commitment to play at the University of Southern Mississippi, a longtime Conference USA power.

The Golden Eagles had a string of 16 straight winning seasons until Ellis Johnson went 0-12 (and out) in 2012. Todd Monken has taken over.

Southern Miss is best known for two famous alumni in the NFL: former MVP quarterback Brett Favre and punter Ray Guy.

Hodges was on the radar of several SEC teams, including Alabama and Ole Miss, prior to his verbal commitment.

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