Six key pieces of the future of Ole Miss’ baseball program didn’t just stroll into the athletics department on Thursday like typical freshmen.
Instead, pitchers Hawtin Buchanan, Josh Laxer and Chris Ellis, catcher/first baseman Sikes Orvis, outfielder Auston Bousfield and outfielder/left-handed pitcher Chase Reeves entered the meeting room sounding more like old men, discussing how sore they were from the advanced workout regiment they’d been put through during summer school, nodding in agreement to one another’s assessments.
It’s all part of the process of becoming a Division 1 athlete, and all six have accepted that. (August 1, 2011, Page 8A)
The Ole Miss Diamond Rebels went to a somewhat unlikely place to snag its eighth verbal commitment for the 2012 signing class.
On Friday, Dutchtown (Baton Rouge, La.) High right-hander Jacob Waguespack called recruiting coordinator Carl Lafferty to formally commit to the Rebels.
The recruitment of Long Beach standout Richie Brown has taken quite a different turn over the course of the last month.
Chase Robison is tired of hearing coaches say they still need to “evaluate” him.
The 6-foot-4, 228-pound defensive end from Christian Brothers (Memphis) worked out at Ole Miss’ senior day on Saturday and felt he really made the case that he should earn a scholarship offer. (more…) (July 29, 2011, Page 8A)
Heading into pre-season camp last season, first-year coach Matthew Mott was still learning the ropes in Oxford, and, as the former Texas and Auburn assistant admitted on Wednesday, he still hadn’t met eight of his players.
On June 4 Austin Ray trekked south from Columbia, Mo., to Oxford to participate in one of Ole Miss’ football camps.
The 6-foot-6, 235-pound tight end impressed the coaching staff enough to garner his first offer from a FBS program.
Masoli inked with the San Francisco 49ers as a running back, while Cornell signed with the Tennessee Titans as a linebacker. According to the Twitter account of former Ole Miss cornerback Jeremy McGee, the New Orleans native has been signed to a free agent deal by the New York Jets this morning. (more…) (July 28, 2011, Page 8A)
Cars with license plates from as far away as Missouri, Texas, the Carolinas and Florida littered the parking lot of Ole Miss’ Indoor Practice Facility on Saturday, where the Rebels were playing host to more than 300 high school football players competing for scholarship offers.
The silver truck of Water Valley football coach Brad Embry was also in the parking lot, having transported rising sophomore quarterback E.J. Bounds to the senior-heavy camp. (more…) (July 27, 2011, Page 6A)
Ole Miss right-handed pitcher Bobby Wahl has been selected to the Cape Cod League All-Star team and will represent the Cotuit Kettleers in the Jordan’s Furniture Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star game on Friday at Fenway Park. (more…) (July 27, 2011, Page 6A)
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