A trio of Oxford Chargers football players are set to visit the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns this weekend. Verbal commits DeShaun McNeal and Larry Pettis are expected to be joined by teammate Guy Cameron Billups on the trip. While McNeal and Pettis have verbally committed, Billups is hoping the visit will lead to an official offer. (more…) (January 14, 2011, Page 8A)
A change of heart is a common thing for high school players to deal with during the recruiting process leading up to National Signing Day on Feb. 2, but for Philadelphia linebacker C.J. Johnson (6-foot-3, 243-pounds, 4.63 seconds in the 40-yard dash), a recent de-commitment opened the flood gates to some new possibilities and opportunities for schools to sign him.
Johnson broke away from his verbal pledge to Mississippi State for the time being to re-evaluate where he might want to go to school. Although Johnson had been committed to play for the Bulldogs and coach Dan Mullen since the fall of his junior season, the loss of MSU assistant coaches Mark Hudspeth and Manny Diaz in the matter of month made him start to feel like Starkville may not be the best place to go. (January 13, 2011, Page 6)
When the news broke that David Lee was taking over as Ole Miss’ offensive coordinator on Monday evening, incoming junior college quarterback Zack Stoudt was caught off guard, so much so that he had found out Dave Rader was relieved of his duties on the Internet prior to both Rader and head coach Houston Nutt eventually calling him later that night. (more…) (January 12, 2011, Page 6A)
Ole Miss head coach Houston Nutt announced Tuesday the signing of Blinn Community College’s Philander Moore to a national letter of intent. He will enroll at Ole Miss in this month and begin competing for the Rebels in the 2011 season with three years of eligibility remaining. (more…) (January 12, 2011, Page 7A)
Former Memphis University School standout quarterback Barry Brunetti finally turned rumors into fact in the last hour when he announced on Twitter.com that he will transfer from West Virginia to Ole Miss. (more…) (January 11, 2011)
Whether it was driving to the basket, leading the fast break, pulling up for a jumper or knocking down free throws, Water Valley senior point guard Ashley Phillips did it all on offense for the Lady Blue Devils during their 62-51 home victory over Amanda Elzy on Friday. (more…) (January 10, 2011, Page 6)
Ole Miss fans should check out the depth chart for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, which was recently released. (more…) (January 6, 2011)