Memphis has been a productive city for the Ole Miss men’s basketball program to recruit over the last few seasons. The relationships that coach Andy Kennedy has built with the signings of Terrico White and Reginald Buckner, and the transfer of Jelan Kendrick, have given Memphis prep products a lot of exposure to the Rebels. (more…) (August 5, 2011, Page 8A)
Ole Miss football coach Houston Nutt was visibly excited to talk about the start of the 2011 season on Thursday. One of the main reasons for his upbeat attitude revolves around his strong group of freshmen and newcomers that officially reported to campus for the start of summer drills that begin on Saturday.
With the exception of two newcomers — defensive back Denzel Nkemdiche and defensive end Kameron Wood — the remaining members of the class were ready to start work Nutt said.
A third signee, Taylorsville standout linebacker Marcus Mayers, did not qualify academically. (August 5, 2011, Page 8A)
Despite scorching temperatures, Lafayette began its quest for a second consecutive Class 4A state championship on Monday by hitting the practice field. (August 2, 2011, Page 7)
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)
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.
BLOG — Ole Miss’ early evaluation of tight end Austin Ray has turned into a verbal commitment at a needed spot. (more…) (July 27, 2011)
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)