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January 9, 2007Ole Miss fans are pleased that former Stephenville, Texas quarterback Jevan Snead will compete to be the quarterback of the future for the Rebels.
What many may not realize is that a pipeline of signal callers may be in the process of being built from Stephenville to Oxford.
Snead transferred from Texas to Ole Miss recently and is the future for the Rebels, but he isn't the only quarterback from Stephenville that has interest in Ole Miss.
Stephenville, a state powerhouse in Class 4A football, has another talented signal caller in Kody Spano.
Spano threw for more than 2,900 yards and 31 touchdowns as a junior and is expected to be one of the best signal callers in the Lone Star State in 2008.
In an exclusive interview with Spano in Stephenville, RebelSports.net learned that Spano and Snead have a great relationship and that the possibility of Ole Miss getting another Texas quarterback is a possible.
"Right now, Ole Miss is a definite possibility," Spano said. "I have learned so much in my career from Jevan. He is such a great quarterback with a great arm that makes great decisions."
Stephenville head coach Chad Morris echoed Spano sentiments and feels that Ole Miss has a great shot of getting another one of his quarterbacks.
"They have a great relationship," Morris said. "Kody has the chance of being as good or maybe better than Jevan, but that will take some work. I would say that Ole Miss definitely will be in the running for Spano."
It was Morris who took an unexpected trip to Oxford during Snead's official visit and the Ole Miss campus and coaches made a lasting impression on him as well.
"I have told everyone in Stephenville how great things are at Ole Miss," Morris said. "I have talked to Kody and Cody Davis about Ole Miss and how much I loved it there. Jevan has also told them how great it is there and they can't wait to see the place for themselves."
Spano says one of the main things he learned from the future Ole Miss quarterback is how he takes charges of the game.
"He has a special way about him how he takes control of the field, his team and his offense," Spano said. "I look forward to taking a trip up to watch a game and visit Jevan sometime this fall."
Spano currently has no offers, which certainly isn't unusual for a prospect who just completed his junior year, and explains that he is wide open with his recruitment. He did admit that he is definitely considering playing in the SEC and outside Texas.
"I have always thought about playing out of state," Spano explained. "I want to experience new things. The SEC is always a conference I have thought about playing in. Now that Jevan is at Ole Miss, it will definitely get some consideration. I like Auburn a lot also."
Spano, a 6-foot-2, 200-pound athlete that runs a 4.7 forty, also added over 450 yards rushing to his junior totals along with 10 more touchdowns on the ground. Spano led his Stephenville team to a 10-2 record and to the second round of the state playoffs.
He would be eligible to sign in February 2008.