There is belief among college football coaches that having a strong and dependable offensive line will help determine a team’s success each fall more than any other position on the field. If that is truly the case, then the Ole Miss Rebels and coach Houston Nutt look to have made the line’s future that much stronger with the verbal commitment of Indiana native Jake Meador.
It’s been quite a busy week for several Ole Miss verbal commitments and one high-ranked recruit.
This past week commitments Gavin Cecchini and Stryker Trahan, and big-time pitcher Ty Hensley, took part in the Tournament of Stars baseball tournament, held at Thomas Brooks Park, Team USA’s training complex in Cary, N.C. (more…) (June 27, 2011, Page 6)
Ole Miss junior wide receiver Ja-Mes Logan said he and the rest of the team’s receivers have something to prove heading into the 2011 season. In a year where there is no proven No. 1 receiver for a quarterback to throw to, Logan is hoping that he can fill that role sooner rather than later for the Rebels. (June 27, 2011, Page 7)
Size, speed, power and elusiveness are just some of the many attributes East Marion (Columbia) running back Xavier Grindle has used over the past three seasons to catch the attention of college recruiters.
COLUMN (PLUS VIDEO BLOG): A positive camp experience could end up leading to a much-needed commitment at linebacker for the Ole Miss Rebels down the road.
North Forrest linebacker Lelland Ducksworth (6-foot-1, 215-pounds) recently attended Ole Miss’ Senior Elite Camp this past weekend and his performance ultimately paid off with an offer from coach Houston Nutt. Ducksworth’s coach, Matt Caldwell, said almost all of the schools that have currently offered want him as an outside linebacker. (more…) (June 10, 2011, Page 8A)
When Jordan Batiste heard the magic words he’d been waiting for this weekend at the Ole Miss Elite Camp, that he had received his 11th collegiate football offer, he had a knee-jerk reaction to commit to the Gridiron Rebels on the spot.
A dream of playing tennis at the Division I level became a reality Tuesday for Oxford High’s Zach Wilder. The standout who led the Chargers to four straight state team titles during his prep career officially signed with the Ole Miss Rebels and coach Billy Chadwick, who has seen the standout grow and mature for several years. (more…) (June 1, 2011, Page 6)
COLUMN: The football offices at Memphis East High School have been a busy place this spring. East coach Marcus Wimberly has been entertaining a bevy of college coaches who are hot on the trail of his standout running back, Brian Kimbrow (5-foot-9, 165-pounds). (more…) (May 26, 2011, Page 7)