Covington (La.) St. Paul defensive end David Boyce is one of the most impressive physical specimen's in the Pelican State. He made an early commitment to Southern Miss, but don't think other schools have stopped pursuing him.
"I am still getting calls from LSU, Memphis, Louisville and some others even though I committed," Boyce said. "I am going to the LSU-Auburn game in a couple of weeks. I am still committed to Southern Miss, but I am still listening to other schools, it's not over."
The 6-foot-7, 240-pound runs the 40-yard dash in 4.8 seconds, has a 325-pound bench press and 485-pound squat.
"I really like Southern Miss a lot and I am still committed to them," Boyce said. "I really like the coaching staff there and the academics are great. They have one of, if not the, best sports medicine departments in the South. The thing is that I'm not absolutely 100-percent sure."
As a junior Boyce collected 35 solo tackles, six tackles for loss and 11 sacks. Boyce played tight end sparingly in high school, but the idea of playing the position in college is intriguing.
"Right now I am still taking phone calls and still returning phone calls from other schools," Boyce said. "All of my officials will be taken and one of those will be to Southern Miss."