Ole Miss, and the job coach Hugh Freeze and his staff did this past year, was the buzz of the college football world Wednesday. Just 14 months after being hired to turn the Rebels around from a 2-10 team, Freeze and his staff punctuated their first full signing class with a consensus Top 10 finish. (more…) (February 7, 2013, Page 8)
Up until yesterday, tight end Christian Morgan of Plano, Texas, and running back Mark Dodson of Memphis were four-star recruits that were verbally committed to Ole Miss. (more…) (January 16, 2013, Page 6)
Wins for Ole Miss against Mississippi State and Auburn on the gridiron this season carried over to the recruiting front Thursday afternoon when defensive tackle Lavon Hooks picked the Rebels. After a long back-and-forth battle and the three postponements of his public announcement, the 6-foot-4, 290-pound Northeast Mississippi Community College standout officially signed with the Rebels to the delight of coach Hugh Freeze and Ole Miss fans who have been anxiously following his recruitment. (December 21, 2012, Page 6A)
The first day junior college football players could sign with a four-year school came and went without a commitment and signature from Northeast Mississippi Community College defensive tackle Lavon Hooks. The 6-foot-4, 300-pound Georgia native was scheduled to announce a final decision Wednesday afternoon via his Twitter account. (December 20, 2012, Page 6)
Ole Miss’ recruitment of wide receivers for the 2013 football signing class produced the most news over the weekend.
After expressing his desire to play for coach Hugh Freeze in an interview Thursday night, San Antonio wide receiver Dannon Cavil (6-foot-5, 205-pounds) decided an offer from California and new coach Sonny Dykes was better suited for him Saturday afternoon. (more…) (December 17, 2012, Page 1B)
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)