One of the state’s top recruits committed to the University of Mississippi on Wednesday.
LaMichael Pettway, a rising senior receiver from Nashville, confirmed his decision to Arkansas Democrat-Gazette recruiting editor Richard Davenport. Pettway had at least 10 scholarship offers, including ones from Alabama, Auburn, LSU, Ohio State, Nebraska and Arkansas.
Pettway caught 56 passes for 1,056 yards and 15 touchdowns as a junior for the Scrappers. He also completed 11 of 33 passes for 5 touchdowns and ran for a pair of scores.
Pettway is the sixth in-state senior to commit to a school in the Southeastern Conference. Arkansas has verbal commitments from Charleston quarterback Ty Storey, Junction City defensive end Jamario Bell, Conway offensive lineman Colton Jackson, Highland receiver Deon Stewart and Fort Smith Northside defensive end Daytrieon Dean.
Verbal commitments are non-binding. The signing day for football players isn’t until next February.
The state’s 2015 senior class will be one of its most heralded in recruiting. Pine Bluff tight end Will Gragg, Fayetteville tight end C.J. O’Grady and North Little Rock receiver K.J. Hill have scholarship offers from several top football programs.