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Lloyd headed to Southern Miss

Just spoke with Concord QB Ricky Lloyd, who is heading to Southern Mississippi in 2011 to play for the Golden Eagles. Here’s what will be in tomorrow’s paper.


By Ben Enos
benos@bayareanewsgroup.com
When Concord High quarterback Ricky Lloyd started the recruiting process, the first offers came from far off places like Mississippi, Oklahoma and Iowa.
On Friday, Lloyd chose to make one of those places a big part of his future.
Lloyd, one of the top quarterbacks in the East Bay coming into the 2010 season, gave an oral commitment to Southern Mississippi, choosing to play for the Conference USA school in the fall of 2011.
“I sat down with my parents and by myself and did my research and figured out what I wanted,” Lloyd said Saturday. “Southern Miss has everything I wanted.”
Lloyd, who thrived in Concord’s spread offense in 2009, said the fact that the Golden Eagles run almost a carbon-copy of Concord’s attack had a lot to do with his decision.
“They told me (the offense) is exactly what we run,” Lloyd said. “It made the decision a lot easier. I felt a lot more comfortable coming into a system I know.”
Lloyd, who is a three-star recruit on Rivals.com, said he chose the Golden Eagles from a final list that included Tulsa and San Jose State. Southern Mississippi was one of the first schools to offer Lloyd, which he said also made a difference.

Ben Enos

  • ManDown

    Congrats!

  • s1lverngreen

    I saw this kid in passing league..looks solid. Best of luck and congratulations!

  • JB”DON”

    I coached against him twice and he is the best qb i coached against while at Castlemont. !!

    good luck !!!

  • seemslike

    Congratulations to Ricky. Here’s hoping he doesn’t sustain a serious injury to what now seems like an inconsequential DVAL season for him. At least he won’t have the distraction of deciding on colleges during the season.

  • yv_warrior

    congrats ricky..see you during the season.

  • fast and physical

    Can we say Brian Hamilton, great job !