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.
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 RECRUITING NOTEBOOK: Charles Davis didn’t exactly go about getting his first college scholarship offer the traditional way.
While scouring a recruiting website, the 5-foot-7, 170-pound Avon (Ind.) High running back stumbled across Ole Miss’ page and decided to take the first step and contact the coaching staff. (more…) (July 27, 2011, Page 6A)
Ty Hensley has been receiving interest from college and professional recruiters ever since he towered over classmates as a 6-foot-3, 200-pound freshman in Edmond, Okla.
BLOG: After losing their entire weekend rotation to the MLB Draft, the Ole Miss baseball program can use all of the arms it can get. (more…) (July 20, 2011)
Barbe (La.) High is becoming quite the pipeline for the Ole Miss baseball team.
In addition to rising junior center fielder Tanner Mathis and 2012 commitment Gavin Cecchini, the most recent standout from Barbe to sign with Ole Miss is Sam Smith, a 6-foot-5, 220-pound right-hander from the Lake Charles-based school. (more…) (July 20, 2011, Page 6A)
Quindella Ford doesn’t normally say much to tout her own basketball skills.
She doesn’t need to because her actions speak volumes on the hardwood.
As a junior at Okolona, the 5-foot-9 guard averaged a healthy 27.8 points per game and is currently in the midst of leading her AAU team, the North Mississippi Basketball Hoop Dreams, through the AAU Division II National Championships at the Disney Wide World of Sports in Kissimmee, Fla. (more…) (July 14, 2011, Page 6)
When San Jacinto catcher Ryan Hornback was drafted — and eventually signed — by the Pittsburgh Pirates, that opened up a void for the Ole Miss baseball team that Austin Knight was more than happy to fill.
Ray Buchanan Jr. only spent a couple of hours in Oxford on Wednesday but the standout Georgia cornerback left with a good impression of the Southeastern Conference school. (more…) (July 8, 2011, Page 6A)
What those bats have also done is put a premium on players who can play “small ball.”