Ole Miss’ recent success of garnering commitments from the state of Georgia, especially with highly thought of defensive linemen, continued Thursday with a pledge from Jamyius Pittman. (May 31, 2013, Page 7A)
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)
For a while now the Rebels have been rumored to be piecing together one of the country’s top signing classes, but that was all just talk.
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Ole Miss’ run on highly rated football prospects continued over the weekend with a verbal pledge from four-star defensive end Elijah Daniel late Sunday night. The 6-foot-3, 260-pound native of Avon, Ind., chose the Rebels over Arizona State, the school he visited this weekend, Mississippi State and Florida, among others. Daniel was also committed to Clemson during the season. (more…) (January 21, 2013, Page 10)
Ole Miss’ football team was making headlines this time last year for the quantity of scholarship offers floating around.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Bo Wallace rated his performance in Saturday’s BBVA Compass Bowl as just OK. Despite setting a new bowl record with three touchdown tosses in the Rebels’ 38-17 win over Pittsburgh and being named the game’s MVP, Wallace seemed to think he could have done better. (January 7, 2013, Page 2B)
Oxford Eagle Sports Editor John Davis takes a look at recruiting, including a closeup view of the Jackson Callaway football program and its top prospects for 2014 as well as an update on Robert Nkemdiche and other recruits playing in the Under Armour All-America Game this weekend. (January 3, 2013, Page 6)
COLUMN: Ole Miss’ success on the recruiting trail isn’t exclusively tracked by fans. Current verbal commitments for the 2013 football recruiting class are keeping up with what coach Hugh Freeze and his staff are achieving in the days leading up to National Signing Day on Feb. 6, 2013.
One of those commits that is interested in how the rest of the class shakes out is Grenada athlete Trey Bledsoe (6-foot-2, 185 pounds). Bledsoe chose to play for the Rebels well before the 2012 season started, before Freeze’s offense started to make stars out of Bo Wallace — this year’s Conerly Trophy Award winner — and wide receiver Donte Moncrief, Wallace’s main target this season. (more…) (December 12, 2012, Page 3B)