What a day it’s been for the Ole Miss gridiron Rebels. This morning Pascagoula cornerback (and standout center fielder) Senquez Golson committed to the Rebels.
Later this afternoon, Ole Miss picked up its second commitment of the day — and 12th for the 2010 signing class — when Gadsden City, Ala. receiver T.J. Worthy pledged his verbal commitment to the Rebels. Just before 7 p.m. the Rebels picked up their third commitment of the day, this time from Raleigh defensive tackle Woodrow Hamilton.
Earlier today I was on hand for the Clarion Ledger’s Dandy Dozen photoshoot and was able to catch up with several of the Rebels’ commitments (pictured above are Raleigh WR Donte Moncrief, Sylva Bay athlete Cody Prewitt, Golson and Forrest outside linebacker Marcus Mayers).
Golson (6-foot, 180 pounds) confirmed his commitment this afternoon, adding that his recruitment is over and that’s he’s confident he’ll sign a National Letter of Intent with the Rebels in February.
“(My recruitment is ) over, over. I’m a Rebel,” he said. “I don’t know for sure about the official visits and all that, but I think it is pretty much over.”
According to Rivals.com, Worthy is a 6-foot-2, 180-pound receiver who chose Ole Miss over offers from Memphis and Southern Miss.
Rivals also reports that Hamilton is 6-foot-3, 265 pounds and chose Ole Miss over a Mississippi State offer. He had also received interest from Alabama, Illinois, UAB and Southern Miss.
LIGGINS EARNING HIGH PRAISE: In addition to the 12 players in attendance at Jackson State’s Veterans Memorial Stadium were Madison Central head coach Bobby Hall and South Panola head coach Lance Pogue.
During the summer, South Panola and Lafayette have faced one another in several 7-on-7 competitions. As a result, both Pogue and four-star cornerback/receiver Nickalos Brassell have had several opportunities to see junior quarterback Jeremy Liggins. When asked about the 6-foot-3, 235-pound Liggins, Pogue didn’t shy away from singing his praise.
Here’s what Pogue had to say about Liggins:
“I think he’s a great talent. I’ll be interested to see where he plays out after his high school career is finished. Some say he could be a quarterback, some say he could be a tight end and some say he could be a defensive end; you never know where a guy will grow into. But his frame, athletic ability is a great attribute because it’s unlimited what he could do… He can run, has great size. If he’s a big, strong-armed athletic quarterback then great. If he grows into a tight end or a big, pass-rushing defensive end who knows. He has a lot of ability and a lot of speed and you can’t coach that.”
Be sure to check the print edition of the EAGLE throughout the week for more from Jackson’s Dandy Dozen players, including Mayers, Madison Central WR Tobias Singleton, Golson and Brassell. (July 21, 2010)