When Brantley Bell visited Oxford he just knew.
Brantley, the son of former Major League infielder Jay Bell, took his time evaluating potential colleges during the recruiting process, but when he visited the Rebels just before the early signing period earlier this month something just clicked. (November 30, 2012, Page 6A)
It appears that a week off has done Ole Miss freshman defensive tackle Issac Gross some good. After watching his hometown South Panola Tigers play Friday night, Gross just relaxed the rest of the weekend in order to completely heal up for Arkansas this Saturday. (October 24, 2012, Page 7)
Kyle Lindsted, the head coach of Sunrise Christian Academy in Bel Aire, Kan., couldn’t stop raving about the latest commitment to pledge to Ole Miss and coach Andy Kennedy. Sebastian Saiz, a native of Madrid, Spain., is that latest verbal pledge and a player, who at 6-foot-9, 225-pounds, has the ability to not only play with power in the frontcourt but also enough finesse to step out and shoot or pass to teammates. (October 18, 2012, Page 9)
It was obvious who the most dangerous player was on the Holmes Community College offense during Thursday night’s game with No. 6 Northwest Mississippi Community College in Senatobia. It was clear to NWCC defensive coordinator Andy Greening when he watched film of the Bulldogs what a 6-foot-5, 210-pound wide receiver named Jonathan Rumph could do if he got loose in the secondary. As much as Greening doesn’t like to give up yards rushing, he felt like it was better to give up a few extra yards on a zone running play compared to a 75-yard reception to the speedster originally from South Carolina.
Greening’s plan of double covering Rumph, a rare talent that has both speed and size, worked well in the sense that he didn’t catch a touchdown pass in the Rangers’ 32-20 win over Holmes. The double team still didn’t completely work as Rumph still lead the Bulldogs with seven receptions for 63 yards. (October 15, 2012, Page 4B)
Ole Miss didn’t just earn a 41-20 win over Auburn Saturday at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, the Rebels also gained a verbal commitment from a player at a need spot. East Mississippi Community College defensive tackle Darious Cummings (6-foot-3, 310-pounds) became the Rebels’ 20th pledge for the 2013 signing class when he verbally committed Sunday morning following his official visit to Oxford. (more…) (October 15, 2012, Page 4B)
Last week, Plano, Texas, tight end Christian Morgan said after he de-committed from Florida State that he wanted to settle on his next school rather quickly.
Christian Morgan made waves in the recruiting world Thursday morning when he de-committed from Florida State on his personal Twitter account. The talented 6-foot-4, 244-pound tight end from Plano, Texas, committed to the ‘Noles this summer but quickly started having second thoughts. (October 5, 2012, Page 6A)
Ole Miss football may be the focus of the weekend, but the basketball season, specifically recruiting some of the best talent in the nation to play for the Rebels, is also high on the list for coach Andy Kennedy and his staff. One of the nation’s top players — Piney Woods forward Dwight Coleby — will be on campus this weekend to take in the game between the Rebels and Texas A&M Aggies.
The 6-foot-9, 220-pound Coleby already has an offer from Ole Miss, as well as several other top schools such as Memphis, Georgia, Southern Miss and Mississippi State. (October 5, 2012, Page 7A)
BLOG: Prestonwood Christian Academy (Plano, Texas) tight end Christian Morgan announced earlier today via Twitter that after some soul searching he decided to de-commit from the Florida State Seminoles. (more…) (October 4, 2012)