Since committing early to Ole Miss, Rivals250 defensive tackle Drake Nevis has been fairly honest about his desire to keep his options open. Several schools are on his radar, but he's also honest about where he stands with the school he committed to originally.
Recently, the four-star Louisiana prospect says that while being a soft commit to Ole Miss, he's also been eyeing programs such as Miami, Florida, Clemson, LSU, Oklahoma, Auburn, and Alabama. Nevis broke down recently his thoughts on each and what his plans are heading into fall practice.
"It's been pretty much the same, I'm still pretty open with everything," Nevis said. "The two Florida schools, Florida and Miami, Clemson, Oklahoma, Auburn, and Alabama are the ones I've been looking at quite a bit. They've all said I have an offer. LSU is also on me hard now and they started talking to me about a week ago."
Nevis said that coach Frank Wilson from Ole Miss has still been in constant contact with him and they still would love to have his decision solidified.
"They know I'm looking around and we talk still quite a bit," Nevis said. "They still want me up there pretty bad. I'm just soft right now until I check out some other places."
So far Nevis, the No. 22 rated defensive tackle in the country, has yet to get out and about to see those schools. However, he's looking at a lot of possibilities for this fall. If he had to pick official visits today, he says it would be Florida, Miami, Auburn, and Alabama for sure.
Nevis broke down what he likes about each school.
Alabama: "They say I have an offer now. It's a nice school and they've got a good defense. I was looking at their playing time situation and I know they have three seniors there this year, so that would be good."
Auburn: "They want me to play nose guard up there and they told me that if I can work hard enough and compete, I could see some playing time over there also."
Miami: "They just explained to me that they're looking to add more depth. I'm interested."
Florida: "They also want to add depth like Miami and Oklahoma. They've said they like me quite a bit."
Visits are being thought about, but Nevis has nothing planned for sure at this time.
"I don't have anything set up," he said. "A lot of schools want me to come in for games as official visits, so I'll probably just wait to do that and keep it easy this summer while we practice and get ready for this season."