In the early recruiting period the ULM Warhawks have been picking up several commitments on the defensive side of the ball. They received another over the weekend when 5'10 180 corner back Otis Stamps gave his verbal after watching ULM defeat GSU 28-14 Saturday night.
Stamps marks the sixth commitments for the Warhawks and the second defensive back for ULM joining Safety Marlin Terrell in the secondary. Otis says he will enroll at ULM this spring and begin classes and will be eligible to play for the Warhawks in the fall.
What did Otis think about his trip to Monroe this past weekend? "It was very different to what I am used to seeing", said Stamps. The fans seemed so much more serious about football in Monroe than at the JC level. I've never seen anything or playing in anything like what I saw this weekend. The game was great and everybody was rooting for their team, the atmosphere was crazy".
"I thought I had a real good chance to come and play for ULM next year, it was just a real good feeling. I got to tour the campus before the game and everything looked brand new, all the buildings and the dorm rooms impressed me.
"Coach Dickerson recruited me out of high school but I wound up going the Juco route but he stayed in touch with me. I know one familiar face over at ULM in DT David Cooper and I have some friends that have transferred from Hines to ULM.
Coming out of high school Otis was being recruited by ULM, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, UAB, and Memphis. "I like to play man defense and be very physical with the wide receivers. Other coaches in our league have told me they like the way I jam their WR's and mess up the timing of the rout".
Stamps play got him named to the Mississippi 2nd team all state team and an invite to the All Star game after the playoffs. In 2 years at Hinds Stamps had an impressive 10 interceptions on his resume. "Coach Dickerson said that I would be a good fit in the ULM defense and he likes my size. He thinks I will have a real good chance to come in and play right away"