SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — Signing a junior college quarterback was one of the things Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt wanted to accomplish this recruiting season and based on the way the weekend visit of Zack Stoudt went, that goal may be accomplished on Wednesday.The 6-foot-5, 225-pound Stoudt, who played this past season at Iowa Western CC, officially visited Oxford this past weekend to see if playing for the Rebels was more appealing than playing for the Kansas Jayhawks, the other school he’s seriously considering. According to Stoudt’s coach, Scott Strohmeir, the visit really impressed.
“Prior to the visit, I would say Zack was set on going to Kansas,” Strohmeir said, “but after the visit, I know he is strongly considering Ole Miss. The visit really swayed him.”
For those those that may not know much about Stoudt, he is a native of Dublin, Ohio and played two seasons at Louisville prior to transferring to Iowa Western this fall. He was the starter at QB for Louisville in the spring game two years ago, but Strohmeir said he left the Big East school after former coach Steve Kragthorpe was let go and the offense changed to an offense that featured a more athletic type of signal caller. Oh yeah, his father also played in the NFL for four different teams.
Stoudt completed 142 of his 247 passes this year for 1,812 yards and 18 TDs this year and was rated as one of the top 50 JC recruits, regardless of position, by Rivals.com. Coming out of high school, Scout.com rated him as a three-star QB who was praised for his decision making and size.
Loke for more on Stoudt, and other JC players Ole Miss may sign on Wednesday, in Tuesday’s Recruiting Roundup.
UPDATED: According to our friends at RebelGrove.com and OMSpirit.com, Stoudt verbally committed to the Rebels this evening. (December 13, 2010)