Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze has added a NJCAA All-American center and a former Mr. Football in the state of Mississippi to the list of players who can participate in spring drills. (more…) (January 23, 2013, Page 1B)
Vaught Hemingway Stadium, as well as the rest of Ole Miss’ football-related facilities, will be a busy place this weekend as the staff hosts the largest contingent of official visitors this year.
Top targets, such as Philadelphia linebacker C.J. Johnson (6-foot-3, 243-pounds, 4.6 seconds in the 40-yard dash) and Amanda Elzy cornerback Jermaine Whitehead (6-0, 183, 4.4) are expected to be just some of the approximately 25 recruits who tour the campus and get a glimpse of what it would be like to play for the Rebels. (more…) (January 20, 2011, Page 6)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — With National Signing Day now just two weeks away, football recruiting is hitting its peak. Ole Miss is expected to host over 25 players on official visits this weekend, including the coaching staff’s top targets at defensive back, defensive tackle, linebacker and running back. (more…) (January 19, 2011)
Chris Vaughn, Ole Miss’ recruiting coordinator for football, said four months ago at Ole Miss’ Media Day that he prefers to be in hunt mode when it comes to landing a recruit rather than protecting the verbal commitments he and the rest of the staff have already secured.
At the time, the Rebels had 14 verbal commitments and were about to garner another five before the 2010 season even started.
Vaughn and the rest of the staff have continued to gain commitments since that point, including the signatures of four junior college players earlier this month, but Vaughn will have to fight hard to regain a couple of players from Florida, the state that Vaughn has done a great job of recruiting since he arrived in Oxford. (December 23, 2010, Page 7A)
Chris Vaughn’s importance to the Ole Miss football program and coach Houston Nutt was highlighted again over the weekend with three verbal commitments from the state of Florida for the 2011 signing class.
Vaughn, the Rebels’ recruiting coordinator and a native of Tallahassee, Fla., has been able to secure the commitments from a bevy of Florida standouts since he arrived from Arkansas in Nov. 2007. Many of those players are defensive backs, the position Vaughn coaches alongside Kim Dameron, and that trend continued Sunday with two commitments from defensive backs.
Ole Miss’ verbal commitment list increased to seven on Sunday when Gerrod Holliman, Andrew Johnson and Serderius Bryant all picked the Rebels. Holliman and Johnson are teammates at Miami’s Southridge High School, while Bryant attends Sanford’s Seminole High. (more…) (July 6, 2010, Page 6A)
While summer is usually a slow time around these parts with regards to sports, that hasn’t exactly been the case with current, former and future Ole Miss Rebels. (more…) (July 6, 2010)