A while back, William Elliott was told that he should want to go to college where he’s wanted.
The final weekend before the Ole Miss football team begins drills for the start of the 2012 season was a busy one on the recruiting front.
Ole Miss picked up two more verbal pledges for the 2013 signing class with the additions of Alpharetta (Ga.) running back Peyton Barber and Gadsden, Ala., defensive tackle Finesse Middleton. (July 30, 2012, Page 6)
Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze and his staff have been searching the state and nation for athletic players who can help turn around a program that won just six games the last two years. In the case of South Florida native Charles Williams, the Rebels appear to have not only garnered a verbal pledge from a top athlete, but an outstanding leader as well.
The 6-foot-2, 183-pound Williams picked the Rebels over West Virginia on Thursday for several reasons including the chance to make his own mark away from home. Williams, who plays quarterback, safety and cornerback at Champagnat Catholic in Hialeah, Fla., talked about the opportunity to play wide receiver in the Southeastern Conference and make his mark on a program like he has done so far at his high school. (July 30, 2012, Page 6)
JACKSON — Ryan Buchanan is learning just how hard it is to be a recruiter first hand.
JACKSON — Antonio Conner’s athletic ability has been on display at South Panola for years and his potential is unquestioned.
VIDEO BLOG: This afternoon the Clarion Ledger held its annual Dandy Dozen photo shoot at Jackson State’s Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium.
(more…) (July 25, 2012)
Unprecedented sanctions handed down from the NCAA to the Penn State football program Monday will not only affect the Nittany Lions and first-year coach Bill O’Brien, but also several other schools across the nation.
Ole Miss is just one of the many schools which could possibly augment its roster in the future through transfers associated with the loss of scholarships and bowl bans handed down by the NCAA. In a release, the NCAA said it would provide appropriate and immediate relief of some NCAA rules for all eligible football student-athletes. (more…) (July 24, 2012, Page 6)
Ole Miss picked up its 16th and 17th verbal pledges for the 2013 signing class within 24 hours of each other. Thursday, Canton offensive lineman Daronte Bouldin picked the Rebels over Mississippi State. Today, Grenada athlete Trey Bledsoe committed. (more…) (July 20, 2012, Page 6A)
During Mike Bianco’s tenure at Ole Miss he has seen a long list of catchers drafted and sign professional contracts.
From current Ole Miss recruiting coordinator Carl Lafferty (drafted in the 20th round of the 2001 Major League Baseball First-Year Players Draft by the Florida Marlins) to Kyle Henson (12th round, 2011), Bianco has had six starting catchers drafted. (more…) (July 20, 2012, Page 7A)
A change of heart led Tyler Jackson to Oxford.
In January, the Lexington Catholic (Ky.) senior catcher verbally committed to play baseball at Western Kentucky, but after doing some thinking, Jackson decided what he really wanted to do was make a push to play in the Southeastern Conference. (more…) (July 19, 2012, Page 7)