Devin Gordon's first trip to Southern Miss went so well the Gadsden City (Ala.) offensive tackle made a decision about his future before leaving for home.
"I committed," Gordon told Rivals.com on Friday night.
To say the least, the 6-feet-4, 295-pounder liked what he both saw and heard during Friday's visit to Hattiesburg.
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"I loved everything about it," Gordon said. "I loved the campus, and how they have everything located. All the facilities are around each other. The study hall and everything else is really close together."
Gordon, who spent approximately five hours on the USM campus, got significant one-on-one time with head coach Larry Fedora.
"He's a very nice and aggressive coach," Gordon said. "He loves to teach."
All told, Gordon had seven offers.
In the end, he chose Southern Miss over Troy.
"I like that they have a successful program," Gordon said. "They graduate 84 percent of their football players. And everything else speaks for itself. They've had a lot of success. They've had 17 straight winning seasons. And they've been to bowls in 14 of the last 15 seasons. With it almost time for my season, I wanted to make a decision."
According to Gordon, USM coaches made no promises of early playing time.
"They said they'd like me to come in, compete, and see what happens," he said.