McNair's son to attend junior college

HATTIESBURG — Steve McNair Jr. has decided to attend junior college rather than enroll with Southern Miss.

McNair, whose father was professional football player Steve McNair, had signed with the Golden Eagles. But Oak Grove High School football coach Nevil Barr tells the Hattiesburg American that McNair is unlikely to meet NCAA freshman academic eligibility requirements and instead will go to Pearl River Community College.

Barr said Wednesday that McNair didn’t want to sit out a year while he focused on getting his grades up.

In his senior season, McNair split time between receiver and quarterback. He caught 61 passes for 709 yards and four touchdowns.

The Associated Press