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Nutt welcomes newcomers to Rebels

Ole Miss football coach Houston Nutt was visibly excited to talk about the start of the 2011 season on Thursday. One of the main reasons for his upbeat attitude revolves around his strong group of freshmen and newcomers that officially reported to campus for the start of summer drills that begin on Saturday.

With the exception of two newcomers — defensive back Denzel Nkemdiche and defensive end Kameron Wood — the remaining members of the class were ready to start work Nutt said.

A third signee, Taylorsville standout linebacker Marcus Mayers, did not qualify academically. (August 5, 2011, Page 8A)

Brassell latest to qualify for Rebels

The good news keeps coming for the Ole Miss football team. Joining recent qualifiers Tobias Singleton and Jamal Mosley is South Panola All-American Nick Brassell.

According to and The Ole Miss Spirit, Brassell received news on Wednesday that he has achieved a qualifying ACT score and is enrolled in Ole Miss’ second summer session. (more…) (June 30, 2011, Page 6)

2011 Ole Miss football signing class player profiles

Winona's Chief Brown

The Ole Miss football team signed 22 players on Wednesday. Below are the complete player profiles of each player: (more…) (February 4, 2011, Page 8A)

Magnolia Kings: Rebs land top in-state talent

In recent years, Ole Miss’ recruiting classes have been focused on players from outside Mississippi, with depth coming from within the state’s borders. (more…) (February 3, 2011, Page 6)


Ole Miss football coach Houston Nutt and his staff got National Signing Day off to a great start today as they received letters of intent from 18 players. Leading the list of standout players from Mississippi were South Panola wide receiver Nickolas Brassell (6-foot-1, 175 pounds, 4.4 seconds in the 40-yard dash), Philadelphia linebacker C.J. Johnson (6-3, 243, 4.63), Madison Central wideout Tobias Singleton (6-0, 185, 4.38) and Raleigh wide receiver Donte Moncrief (6-2, 200). (more…) (February 2, 2011, Page 6)

BLOG: Recruiting grab bag of quotes

Today’s Oxford EAGLE had several articles regarding Ole Miss’ big recruiting weekend, but we couldn’t fit everything in the print edition.

Below are the “outtakes” that didn’t make it into the section due to space:


 (January 24, 2011)

UPDATED: Rebels net three more commitments

What a day it’s been for the Ole Miss gridiron Rebels. This morning Pascagoula cornerback (and standout center fielder) Senquez Golson committed to the Rebels.

Later this afternoon, Ole Miss picked up its second commitment of the day — and 12th for the 2010 signing class — when Gadsden City, Ala. receiver T.J. Worthy pledged his verbal commitment to the Rebels. Just before 7 p.m. the Rebels picked up their third commitment of the day, this time from Raleigh defensive tackle Woodrow Hamilton.

(more…) (July 21, 2010)

Mississippi players flocking to Rebels

It was a little over two years ago when Ole Miss football coach Houston Nutt pledged to every Rebel fan that he and his staff would do everything they possibly could to sign more players from the state of Mississippi.

After inking just four high school players from the state in each of his first two classes, Nutt started to show that he and his staff were making traction in the state by signing seven players in the 2010 class. While back-to-back wins in the Cotton Bowl have made things even more attractive for recruits to want to attend Ole Miss, the relationships that Nutt, recruiting coordinator Chris Vaughn, running backs coach Derrick Nix and other coaches have built with players and coaches in the state has really started to pay dividends. (July 20, 2010, Page 6A)

LB Mayers makes No. 9

Just one day after landing Raleigh receiver Donte Moncrief, the Rebels added another commitment for the 2011 signing class. According to The Blog’s friends over at and, Taylorsville outside linebacker Marcus Mayers committed to Ole Miss this morning.

(more…) (July 19, 2010)

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