HOOVER, Ala. — First-year Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze won’t have to worry about answering the question of where standout defensive end Channing Ward is academically when he makes his first appearance at the annual Southeastern Conference Media Days on Thursday. (more…) (July 18, 2012, Page 6)
HOOVER, Ala. — A second trip to Oxford this summer paid off for Colquitt County defensive back Bobby Hill in the form of an Ole Miss scholarship offer. A little more than a month after he and some of his teammates from the Moultrie, Ga., area attended the first Ole Miss camp of the summer, Hill returned to participate in Ole Miss’ 7-on-7 camp Tuesday and ended up becoming the Rebels’ 15th verbal pledge for 2013.
The 6-foot, 163-pound Hill, who has been timed at 4.4 seconds in the 40-yard dash, said he was more comfortable at Ole Miss his second time around and after showing his skills as a wide receiver his first trip around, he made an even bigger impression on defense in various drills. (July 18, 2012, Page 6)
More and more athletes are taking to various social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter to publicly announce their college choices.
Cody Reed is no exception.
Sunday, the rising sophomore at Northwest Mississippi Community College announced to the world from his personal Twitter account (C_Reed24) that he had decided to stay close to home and play for the Ole Miss Rebels. (July 17, 2012, Page 6)
Recruiting football players from the talent rich state of Florida is something almost every school in the nation attempts to do on a yearly basis. Ole Miss has signed its fair share of good players from Florida in recent years and if efforts continue to go as they have so far this spring, then first-year head coach Hugh Freeze should be able to talk about some Sunshine State talent come signing day.
Chris Nee, the recruiting analyst who covers the state of Florida for Rivals.com, said Ole Miss has been very active in the state again thanks to the efforts of assistant coaches Chris Kiffin, Matt Luke and Wesley McGriff.
According to Nee, McGriff has built a lot of relationships with high school coaches from his days at Miami. (July 17, 2012, Page 6)
The new Lady Rebel hoops staff loaded up on transfers and junior college talent in its first recruiting class this past year.
With an eye towards the 2013 signing class, Ole Miss looks to be focusing on the prep ranks and recently landed its second ‘13 verbal commitment in the form of guard/forward Lyndsay Leikem.
The Tuscon, Ariz., resident has yet to step foot inside the relatively new Basketball Practice Facility, take in a game at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum or even visit Oxford, but that didn’t prevent her from pledging her signature to Adrian Wiggins and the newly-installed coaching staff two weeks ago. (July 11, 2012, Page 6)
“Positive” was one of the words Ole Miss defensive end signee Channing Ward used to describe his chances of obtaining entrance to school before players officially report Aug. 2 and the start of summer drills.
The 6-foot-3, 255-pound standout from Aberdeen is still trying to meet freshman eligibility qualifications. He is one of only two high school signees from the 2012 signing class that has not attended at least one semester of summer school. (The second summer term started Thursday and will continue through July 27). (July 10, 2012, Page 6)
COLUMN: Veteran football recruiting analyst Tom Lemming knew Ole Miss was recruiting differently and on a more national scale back in the spring when standout players from the Chicago area listed offers from the Rebels and interest in new coach Hugh Freeze. Lemming, the pioneer of high school recruiting and current analyst for CBS Sports Network, closely follows prospects from Illinois since he resides in the Chicago area. (more…) (July 10, 2012, Page 7)
Optimism for the future of Ole Miss football continued to build Friday morning when Hugh Freeze picked up a verbal pledge from another standout offensive player. Dallas (Skyline High School) quarterback Devante Kincade chose the Rebels over several other impressive offers thanks in large part to relationship he built with Freeze, quarterbacks coach Dan Werner and his primary recruiter, Wesley McGriff. (more…) (July 9, 2012, Page 6)
Hopefully, prospective college basketball recruits have added unlimited texting and more minutes to their cell phone plans if they didn’t have it already. Thanks to new legislation passed by the NCAA Division I Leadership Council, high school basketball prospects who have finished their sophomore year are now eligible to receive unlimited phone calls and texts from college basketball recruiters. The new rules started earlier this month after schools across the nation finally let loose for the summer. (more…) (June 26, 2012, Page 6)