Before the sun had risen on the East Coast, the No. 1 recruit in the country, Robert Nkemdiche, had already announced his intent to play for Ole Miss.
From then on, it was just one big PSA on ESPNU as the likes of No. 1 offensive lineman Laremy Tunsil and No. 1 safety Tony Conner each publicly committed to the Rebels.
Even with all the good vibes, there was a small cloud hovering over Ole Miss’ class.
Last week, Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze took to social media to defend his program when it became clear the Rebels were in line to garner the signatures of several top players, tweeting “If you have facts about a violation, email firstname.lastname@example.org. If not, please don’t slander the young men”
During his press conference at the Indoor Practice Facility on Wednesday, Freeze elaborated on his decision to tweet — and subsequent decision to delete said tweet — in defense of his staff.
To be frank, Freeze was insulted by various allegations.