Happy Wednesday, Ole Miss fans.
It was a rather action-packed Tuesday for the middle of December, and most of it had to do with good recruiting news for the Rebels. The dead period has begun, but there’s still plenty of rumors and speculation in today’s recruiting world.
Here are four things to know:
- Three days after defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche fell 15 feet out of his Atlanta hotel room window, the Ole Miss star released a statement apologizing for his actions. Nkemdiche said he hopes to play in the Sugar Bowl. We’ll see what coach Hugh Freeze decides.
- Many fans have worried about losing 5-star quarterback pledge Shea Patterson, who has been committed to Ole Miss since February. Patterson ended all the doubt Tuesday night, as he reaffirmed his commitment via Twitter.
- In other recruiting news, Ole Miss picked up its 19th commitment for the class of 2016, as cornerback Myles Hartsfield submitted his pledge to the Rebels via Twitter.
- Looking ahead to the class of 2017, 4-star defensive end Malik Herring released his top eight Tuesday. Ole Miss was among six SEC schools to make the cut.
Other Ole Miss news from around the Internet
- Freeze has stressed that he will take measures to prepare differently than his team did a year ago before the Peach Bowl, and that message has reached his players. Chase Parham of RebelGrove.com had a nice story on the focus leaders for Ole Miss are using to prepare.
- The Ole Miss basketball team struggled offensively through its first nine game, but the Rebels exploded Tuesday against Louisiana Tech to get coach Andy Kennedy his 200th win, wrote Ben Garrett of the Ole Miss Spirit. Rebels guard Stefan Moody had 29 points.