By Brian Hamilton, Sports Correspondent
Former Aliceville cornerback Jamar Richardson planned on heading to Ole Miss right out of high school, but spent the last two years at Jones County Junior College (JUCO), playing defensive back for coach Steve Buckley and the Bobcats. While Richardson says he would have loved to attend Ole Miss out of high school, he says his experience at Jones has been invaluable.
“Coming out of high school, there were a lot of things that I needed to work on,” Richardson said. “I just feel like I am 10-times better now.”
Even after the fallout with former Rebels head coach Hugh Freeze in 2017, Richardson never wavered in his commitment and says he has a close relationship with Ole Miss head coach Matt Luke.
“Ever since the day I signed with Jones in high school, they kept in contact with me ever since then, so it really made me feel like I was wanted,” Richardson said. “I was already talking to Coach Luke, so it was a good thing that he got the coaching job.”
The Aliceville native graduated Jones County in December with his associates degree in general studies and will report to Oxford to partake in spring practices in early January.
See complete story in the Pickens County Herald.