BLOG — Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze addressed a throng of prospects who gathered in the stands at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium Saturday morning. Within a few minutes of Freeze saying how good the campers looked, they were off to the practice fields with OM assistant coaches leading the way.
Over 300 prospects signed up to take part in Ole Miss one-day camp for players who were mostly going to be seniors in 2013. Some big names, such as Purvis wide receiver Markell Pack, who is currently committed to Florida State, and WR Cameron Sims, a 6-4 standout from Ouachita Parish High in Monroe, La, were amongst the large group of players.
Sims was just starting the camp circuit, with Oxford being the first stop on a tour that will include a trip to Auburn Sunday, Mississippi State, Georgia and Alabama next week before coming back to Ole Miss for the elite-level camp this coming Friday.
“Cameron is a guy that is an every-down receiver, a guy that can judge the ball at its highest point. He’s a first-and-long type wide receiver that has played some free safety for us as well,” said Dean Smith, Ouachita’s linebacker coach who was escorting Sims and two teammates to and from camps. “I think his biggest knack is just judging the ball, his ball skills. He goes up and reaches the ball at its highest point every time. He’s a dual-sport guy, he plays basketball and he won a state championship playing as a freshman and this past year they lost in the state championship game.”
Sims is rated as the 15th best prospect in the state of Louisiana for the 2014 class, according to Rivals.com, and rated No. 245 on the Rivals 250 list which includes players at all positions. Some other names that attended the camp include Canton DE Keontre Anderson and McComb dual-threat QB Alex Woodall.
For more on the camp, including interviews with Anderson and others, see my Recruiting Roundup coming up in the Eagle Wednesday and Thursday. (June 1, 2013)