The commitment of another Bassfield Yellow Jacket yesterday is a good sign for the Southern Miss Golden Eagles.
Perhaps a pipeline of talent is forming from the local school just down the road from Hattiesburg.
This would certainly be great news both for Bassfield, and for Southern Miss.
Both Bassfield and Southern Miss have a strong winning tradition. With last season's state championship, the Yellow Jackets became the 8th school in Mississippi history to have five or more state championships under their belt.
Truly a remarkable feat, and one that doesn't seem to be changing anytime soon.
Winning tradition is embraced and expected, and that winning attitude can carry over as these prospects move up to the next level.
For Southern Miss, no stranger to winning tradition, keeping these prospects close to home will go a long way in maintaining that tradition.
Yesterday, the Eagles picked up their second Bassfield commitment in Curtis Mikell, the blazing fast ATH who will likely play cornerback. Back on June 22, they added Cornell Armstrong who will join him as a defensive back as well.
Armstrong was on hand for camp yesterday, and although he didn't participate he gave us his observations of being on campus again.
"Camp was great, and there was a ton of talent out there," Armstrong told GoldenEaglePride.com after the camp.
"There was close to 300 prospects which was amazing."
Armstrong said he was thrilled when his teammate decided to make the pledge to the Eagles.
"I was just so happy when Curtis committed," he said. "The Eagles are getting someone who can play, and it adds extra years for us to be able to play together.
"This could be the cornerback tandum of the future. We'll be like the Miami Heat, staying together and winning championships."
Armstrong was once again reminded why he committed to Southern Miss in the first place.
"Just seeing the coaches again and seeing them in action was amazing," he said. "I wanted to be out there and compete, but I decided to sit out today.
"I liked everything about the facilities and especially the new turf. It looks great.
"I'm totally solid with Southern Miss."
Armstrong said he was able to talk to the coaches and spend time with them.
"Its a great day to be a Golden Eagle," he reaffirmed. "We want to keep that pipeline to Southern Miss going. We can't wait to get there!"