ROSEDALE — Ole Miss’ up-tempo offensive attack looks to have gotten that much faster for the 2013 season and beyond thanks to the verbal pledge and imminent signature of speedster Kailo Moore.
The West Bolivar running back said he wanted to be a Rebel Friday morning during a ceremony held in his school’s library. His pledged not only gives Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze yet another speedy weapon on offense and in the kicking game, the 5-foot-10, 190-pound Moore, who is rated as a four-star recruit by both Scout.com and Rivals.com, also gives the 2013 class more in-state and national appeal.
Moore originally pledged to the Rebels during his sophomore season when Houston Nutt was the leading the program. He backed off that non-binding pledge after Nutt was replaced in November 2011. Moore committed to Mississippi State during the season, but that decision changed Dec. 26 shortly after Melvin Smith, who was recruiting Moore, left MSU for Auburn.
In the end, family connections to Ole Miss through his grandfather, Freddie Williams, a strong relationship with running backs coach Derrick Nix and some prayer ultimately swung things back to the Rebels. (January 14, 2013, Page 6)