A former Scottsboro High School football standout will be suiting up for a different college team next season.
Ethan Edmondson, who played for the Wildcats from 2014-17, has entered the NCAA’s transfer portal and will transfer from Southern Mississippi.
Edmondson, who was a sophomore defensive lineman at Southern Miss last season, announced his intentions to transfer Thursday on Twitter.
“After talking with my family and coaches,” Edmondson tweeted, “I have decided to enter the (transfer) portal from the University of Southern Mississippi. My recruitment is now open.”
Unless he receives a waiver from the NCAA, Edmondson must sit out a year if he transfers to another Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) school. He would be eligible to play immediately if he transfers to an FCS (formerly Division I-AA), a Division II or Division III school.
Edmondson was a three-star rated recruit coming out of high school. He recorded a team-leading 49 tackles in 2017 for Scottsboro and had 10 sacks on his way to first-team all-region honors. He finished his career as Scottsboro's all-time career leader in sacks. Edmondson also played in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game his senior season and recorded 3.5 tackles.
Edmondson recorded seven tackles while playing in 21 games over the last two seasons at Southern Miss. He had two tackles during Southern Miss’ game at Alabama in September.