Elston excited to be home in Alabama

There are 10 Ole Miss players from Alabama including freshman safety Trae Elston from Oxford roughly 45 miles east on I-20.

Elston is excited to play a bowl game in his home state.

“It always feels good playing in the state of Alabama. A lot of people from home are coming to watch me, and that’s going to increase my level of play harder,” he said.

Elston is the only person making football news for Oxford, Ala., this week. Thursday it was announced that his high school coach, Oxford High’s John Grass, was named the offensive coordinator at nearby Jacksonville State University.

Elston has 56 tackes on the season – fifth on the team – and is second with six passes broken up.

He’s best known, however, for the game he didn’t play, Texas, as he served a one-game suspension for what SEC officials said was an illegal hit against a defenseless UTEP receiver. He made his first start the following week against Tulane.

Elston has seen himself grow as a player through the remainder of his freshman season.

“I feel like I’m a more mature player. I know what’s coming. Watching other players do different things helps me get better,” he said.

Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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