DL Finesse Middleton visits Louisville

GADSDEN, Ala. -- When Ole Miss defensive line commitment Finesse Middleton sacked the quarterback on Friday against Huntsville, he came off the field, yelling ‘Hotty Toddy.’ He made it pretty clear that his commitment to the Rebels is still solid.

“It just feels like home, and it’s close to home,” Middleton said. “All of I’ve been knowing since I was a baby was SEC football. I’ve got my chance to play in it, so I’m taking advantage of it.”

Still, he continues to hear from other schools including Colorado State, Louisville, Southern Miss, Tennessee and Tulane. Earlier this month, Middleton visited Louisville when the Cardinals hosted South Florida.

“It was real good,” he said. “They treated me real nice up there. I felt like a celebrity almost. It was pretty nice up there. I liked it.”

Although Gadsden City High School came up short on Friday against Huntsville, Middleton had a game to remember. The 5-foot-11, 263-pound defensive lineman finished with nine tackles, including two for a loss and the one sack.

On the sack, he blew by Alabama offensive line commitment Grant Hill to get to the quarterback.