Mississippi’s junior college football programs have routinely produced some of the nation’s best talent each season and served Ole Miss in times of need. Monday, the Rebels were able to land another top player from the state in East Mississippi defensive tackle Jarran Reed. The 6-foot-4, 300-pound Reed picked the Rebels over offers from North Carolina, Mississippi State and others due to the interest he garnered from the Ole Miss staff, specifically defensive line coach Chris Kiffin and graduate assistant Tray Scott.
Reed, who is a native of Goldsboro, N.C., has been thinking about committing to the Rebels since he attended the Vanderbilt game on Nov. 10. Reed was planning to set up his official visits during the Christmas break but that changed after talking with his mother about playing for coach Hugh Freeze. (December 11, 2012, Page 8)
VIDEO BLOG: Ole Miss overcame early shooting struggles to knock off Rutgers 80-67 on Saturday at the C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum.
Saturday’s game was part of the annual SEC/Big East Challenge. (more…) (December 1, 2012)
When Brantley Bell visited Oxford he just knew.
Brantley, the son of former Major League infielder Jay Bell, took his time evaluating potential colleges during the recruiting process, but when he visited the Rebels just before the early signing period earlier this month something just clicked. (November 30, 2012, Page 6A)
COLUMN: With the impending loss of two defensive tackles — Gilbert Pena and Uriah Grant — after the upcoming bowl game, the Ole Miss coaching staff has been working hard to secure the signature of at least one junior college tackle for the 2013-14 seasons. (more…) (November 29, 2012, Page 8)
A scholarship offer from University of Buffalo wasn’t on the mind of Alexus Malone two years. What was on the mind of the Oxford Lady Chargers’ standout forward was recovering from her second torn ACL on her left knee. (more…) (November 20, 2012, Page 9)
Andy Kennedy’s goal of signing two forwards and an athletic wing for the upcoming class got closer to becoming a reality Monday. Kennedy picked up his third verbal pledge for the 2012-13 class when Janari Joessar picked the Rebels after a weekend visit to Oxford. (November 13, 2012, Page 6)
SCOOBA — Mature was a word that continued to come out of the mouth of Nick Brassell following his team’s victory against the No. 5 Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers Thursday night. Brassell, who was a standout wide receiver/defensive back at Ole Miss in his first season out of South Panola, helped lead the No. 3 EMCC Lions past the Rangers on both sides of the ball. (October 19, 2012, Page 6A)
Kyle Lindsted, the head coach of Sunrise Christian Academy in Bel Aire, Kan., couldn’t stop raving about the latest commitment to pledge to Ole Miss and coach Andy Kennedy. Sebastian Saiz, a native of Madrid, Spain., is that latest verbal pledge and a player, who at 6-foot-9, 225-pounds, has the ability to not only play with power in the frontcourt but also enough finesse to step out and shoot or pass to teammates. (October 18, 2012, Page 9)
A little over two months after coming back to Lafayette County from a summer at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, former Commodore standout Jeremy Liggins has decided on his next school — Ole Miss. (more…) (October 15, 2012)