Louisville’s secondary loss will turn into Southern Miss’ gain.
Devontre Parnell has confirmed to both the Sun Herald and Hattiesburg American that he will continue his collegiate playing career at Southern Miss. Parnell decided earlier this offseason to transfer from Louisville.
The cornerback, who cited the presence of former Cardinals assistant Derek Nicholson on the Eagles’ staff as a factor in his decision, confirmed that he chose Southern Miss over Appalachian State, Louisiana Tech and SMU.
“My plan is to get there in the summer, get adjusted to the team,” Parnell told the American. “I’ll try to get acclimated and compete for the starting job. I’m a competitor so I definitely want to compete for a starting job. My job is to come in and start right away.”
Parnell will be able to compete for a job immediately because of his status as a grad transfer, and he appears relatively high on his odds of doing that.
Southern miss you got you a steal, I’m ready to ball tho!
— Devontre Parnell (@trey_trigger) June 22, 2016
Shoulder injuries cost Parnell the entire 2013 and 2015 seasons. Sandwiched in between those two injury-plagued years was a 2014 season in which he appeared in three games.
Parnell was healthy enough to fully participate in spring practice this year for the Cardinals.