USM receiver Jakarius Caston turns heads this spring

Published: Apr. 7, 2022 at 12:46 AM CDT
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HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - Who is Jakarius Caston?

Southern Miss head coach Will Hall expects big things from the junior wide receiver this fall, saying Caston had one of the best spring football camps of all the Golden Eagles.

The Natchez native comes to Hattiesburg from Hinds Community College, recruited by Taylorsville native Desmond Lindsey.

He’s not the biggest target at 6-foot but Caston finds a way to get open – as demonstrated in Saturday’s spring game.

“I got the ability to make plays and knowing where to be at in certain places,” Caston said. “Being in a certain spot, getting the right depth and being where I’m supposed to be. It’s a lot of competition and that’s what makes practice fun. It’s not just lazy and everybody’s doing their own thing. Everybody’s into it and everybody’s excited and we want to beat each other one-on-one but it’s just competition.”

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