Football recruiting can be an ever-changing process and two Walker High players, linebacker-tight end Kyle Nevels and quarterback Terry Bozeman, prove that point.
Nevels originally planned to play for coach Matt Viator at McNeese State. But when Viator became the head coach at Louisiana-Monroe, he extended another scholarship offer and Nevels accepted.
Bozeman appeared headed to Henderson State. A weekend visit prompted Bozeman to commit to another Arkansas school, the University of Arkansas-Monticello.
“I was going to go to McNeese and play for him (Viator) there,” Nevels said. “When he went to ULM, I wasn’t sure what would happen. But he (Viator) offered, and I went up for a visit. I loved everything about it and so did my parents.
“We talked about it and prayed about it. After ULM did an in-home visit last Thursday, I decided to commit.”
Nevels was an All-District 6-4A choice as a linebacker as a senior but has been pegged to play either tight end or H-back for the Warhawks. The 6-foot-2, 235-pound has been told he could play on special teams next fall.
In addition to ULM, Nevels had offers from McNeese, Southeastern Louisiana, Nicholls State and Northwestern State, Lamar and Incarnate Word.
Bozeman (6-3, 200) has ranked among the state’s passing leaders the last two seasons. He passed for 2,156 yards and 26 touchdowns as a senior. Feeling at home on campus and in Arkansas-Monticello’s offense was pivotal for Bozeman.
“I really like the offense,” Bozeman said. “They like to throw the ball around, which is pretty much what I’ve done through my high school career. Adjusting to the offense shouldn’t be an problem.
“And campus just felt like home. I felt like I was at home the whole time on my visit.”
Harris gets Bowl invite
Plaquemine High junior defensive back Todd Harris has received an invitation to play in the 2017 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
Harris earned All-Metro and Class 4A All-State honors for the Green Devils as a junior.