Ole Miss’ football team was making headlines this time last year for the quantity of scholarship offers floating around.
Up until yesterday, tight end Christian Morgan of Plano, Texas, and running back Mark Dodson of Memphis were four-star recruits that were verbally committed to Ole Miss. (more…) (January 16, 2013, Page 6)
Laquon Treadwell, the nation’s top wide receiver prospect, is closing in on his decision. The 6-foot-3, 195-pound Illinois native will make his verbal pledge public at a ceremony Thursday evening at his high school. His mother, Tami Treadwell, confirmed the announcement date and time during a phone interview Monday night.
Ole Miss, Oklahoma State and Oklahoma are the three finalists vying to sign the Crete-Monee High standout who was named the Chicago Tribune Player of the Year this past season. Treadwell, who caught 81 passes for 1,424 yards and 16 touchdowns in 2012, is coming off an official visit to Oklahoma State last weekend. (January 15, 2013, Page 6)
ROSEDALE — Ole Miss’ up-tempo offensive attack looks to have gotten that much faster for the 2013 season and beyond thanks to the verbal pledge and imminent signature of speedster Kailo Moore. (more…) (January 14, 2013, Page 6)
Wins for Ole Miss against Mississippi State and Auburn on the gridiron this season carried over to the recruiting front Thursday afternoon when defensive tackle Lavon Hooks picked the Rebels. After a long back-and-forth battle and the three postponements of his public announcement, the 6-foot-4, 290-pound Northeast Mississippi Community College standout officially signed with the Rebels to the delight of coach Hugh Freeze and Ole Miss fans who have been anxiously following his recruitment. (December 21, 2012, Page 6A)
Ole Miss’ recruitment of wide receivers for the 2013 football signing class produced the most news over the weekend.
After expressing his desire to play for coach Hugh Freeze in an interview Thursday night, San Antonio wide receiver Dannon Cavil (6-foot-5, 205-pounds) decided an offer from California and new coach Sonny Dykes was better suited for him Saturday afternoon. (more…) (December 17, 2012, Page 1B)
A fourth-quarter rally wasn’t enough to propel the Mississippi All-Stars past Alabama in the 26th annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic played Saturday afternoon in Montgomery, Ala. (more…) (December 17, 2012, Page 1B)
An in-home visit from Sonny Dykes, Cal’s recently hired head coach, didn’t sway wide receiver Dannon Cavil from his commitment to Ole Miss.
The 6-foot-5 Cavil, who just wrapped up his high school career at James Madison High in San Antonio, was visited by Dykes Wednesday night as a last-ditch attempt to gain his commitment for the Golden Bears’ 2013 signing class. (more…) (December 14, 2012, Page 6A)
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)
Mississippi’s junior college football programs have routinely produced some of the nation’s best talent each season and served Ole Miss in times of need. Monday, the Rebels were able to land another top player from the state in East Mississippi defensive tackle Jarran Reed. The 6-foot-4, 300-pound Reed picked the Rebels over offers from North Carolina, Mississippi State and others due to the interest he garnered from the Ole Miss staff, specifically defensive line coach Chris Kiffin and graduate assistant Tray Scott.
Reed, who is a native of Goldsboro, N.C., has been thinking about committing to the Rebels since he attended the Vanderbilt game on Nov. 10. Reed was planning to set up his official visits during the Christmas break but that changed after talking with his mother about playing for coach Hugh Freeze. (December 11, 2012, Page 8)