Ole Miss’ final verbal commitment, and subsequent letter of intent, of the 2012 football signing class made the biggest impact Wednesday for first-year coach Hugh Freeze and his staff.
As highly rated and needed as Aberdeen defensive end Channing Ward is to the signing class, Oxford, Ala., Trae Elston (6-foot, 183 pounds) coming on board Wednesday and picking the Rebels over LSU and Oklahoma State live on ESPNU from his high school helped finish out Freeze’s first class in style. (February 2, 2012, Page 6)
Hugh Freeze turned the corner, walked into the Indoor Practice Facility’s team meeting room, stepped in front of the podium to face the media and took a deep breath.
Hugh Freeze’s first football signing class wasn’t big on numbers, but it did include some important players for the future of the program. By the Oxford EAGLE’s press time at 10:15 a.m., Ole Miss received a total of 11 National Letters of Intent from players across the state and region. Four players — quarterback Bo Wallace, defensive back Dehendret Collins, offensive lineman Darone Bailey and offensive lineman Pierce Burton — already signed scholarship papers and are enrolled in the spring semester. (more…) (February 1, 2012, Page 6)
C.J. Beathard said Monday the fit just didn’t seem right anymore.
After being one of Ole Miss’ first commitments for its 2012 signing class, the 6-foot-2, 180-pound Battle Ground Academy quarterback (Franklin, Tenn.) officially decommitted from the Rebels over the weekend in exchange for a spot on the Iowa Hawkeyes list. (more…) (January 31, 2012, Page 8)
COLUMN: Oxford was a busy town over the weekend for more reasons than just the return of the Ole Miss student body. Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze, his staff and some of his players hosted a number of recruits for official visits.
Some players, such as Aberdeen defensive end Channing Ward and South Panola defensive tackle Isaac Gross, were already committed to the Rebels, while others such as Oxford, Ala., cornerback Trae Elston or Ruston, La., cornerback Kentrell Brice were not. (more…) (January 23, 2012, Page 2B)
A week after the Ole Miss Rebels picked up a standout defensive end in Channing Ward, head coach Hugh Freeze landed another important commitment from East Mississippi Community College quarterback Bo Wallace Tuesday afternoon. (more…) (January 11, 2012, Page 7)
Ole Miss head football coach Hugh Freeze continued to assemble his new staff, adding co-defensive coordinator/cornerbacks coach Wesley McGriff, wide receivers coach Grant Heard and strength and conditioning coach Paul Jackson on Monday. (more…) (January 10, 2012, Page 8)
Lafayette High standout Jeremy Liggins (6-foot-4, 270-pounds) was on campus to visit officially. This year’s EAGLE Player of the Year said he enjoyed his visit, his first in the process that will continue the rest of the month, with first-year head coach Hugh Freeze and his assistants. (more…) (January 9, 2012, Page 6)
BLOG: Today’s episode of the Sideline View on RebelSportsRadio.com has been posted. (more…) (January 6, 2012)