It made sense for the new defensive coordinator with Mississippi ties to have an interest in recruiting prospects from the Magnolia State.
It was 1999, and freshly hired Greg McMackin went to the Mississippi junior colleges in search of players for UH’s recruiting class. McMackin received commitments from four players — defensive backs Dee Miller and Marcus Thomas, offensive lineman Darryl Miller and defensive end Karman Saulsberry.
Nineteen years later, the Warriors have flexed their recruiting reach across the country, and once again they are evaluating prospects in Mississippi. It makes sense. Defensive coordinator Corey Batoon spent five years at Ole Miss — three as assistant athletic director/recruiting operations, and two as special teams coordinator/safeties coach.