September 17, 2009

Shed taking advantage of spotlight

Playing running back for one of the top junior college programs in the country has it's advantages.

East Mississippi Community College's Pat Shed only received looks by Alcorn State and West Alabama coming out of Starkville High School (Miss.) but is beginning to hear from several programs around the country.

"I've talked to a couple of coaches about recruiting but nothing major," Shed said. "I've heard from Tennessee-Martin, Ohio, Southern Miss, Northwestern and Central Arkansas."

The three-star standout has also expressed an interest in returning home to play for Mississippi State and the Bulldogs spread offense under Dan Mullen.

"It would feel good to play in front of my hometown crowd because it's right there in Starkville," Shed said. "There is nothing like playing in front of your home crowd. It would be like playing at Starkville High again. It would be a good transition coming from JUCO that runs a spread and going to another offense that runs the spread. It would make me better because I would already know the holes and the reads."

Shed has not made any plans to attend any games of yet this fall but has been invited by the Golden Eagles to attend one of their games.

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