One week after losing out on 5-star running back Cam Akers, Ole Miss rebounded with a positive week on the recruiting trail.
The Rebels landed two commitments over the past seven days, including 4-star linebacker Breon Dixon, who announced for Ole Miss during the Under Armour All-America Game on Sunday.
The two commitments certainly provide the Rebels with some momentum, and coach Hugh Freeze and his staff needed just that as the dead period is nearing an end.
Let’s take a look at where things stand on the recruiting trail as of Friday:
Where Ole Miss’ 2017 recruiting class ranks
With the two commitments this week, Ole Miss jumped 10 spots in the national rankings to No. 38. The Rebels now have 15 commitments with just under a month to go before National Signing Day. There will undoubtedly be more fluctuation in the rankings between now and then. Ole Miss’ class also ranks just 13th in the SEC.
Who are Ole Miss’ top commitments?
- 4-star WR D.D. Bowie (Morton, Miss.)
- 4-star ILB Breon Dixon (Loganville, Ga.)
- 3-star WR R.J. Sneed (Cypress, Texas)
- 3-star WDE Markel Winters (Tallahassee, Fla.)
- 3-star OLB Josh Clarke (New Orleans)
Who committed to Ole Miss this week?
Ole Miss added two names to its commitment list this week as Dixon and junior college defensive tackle Larrell Murchison pledged to play for the Rebels. Murchison is unranked by 247 Sports and jumped at the offer he received from Ole Miss earlier this week.
Who de-committed from Ole Miss this week?
Ole Miss has not had anyone de-commit since 3-star junior college defensive end Jay Johnson did so at the end of November.
Who are Ole Miss’ top uncommitted prospects?
- 4-star SDE LaBryan Ray (Madison, Ala.)
- 4-star CB Chevin Calloway (Dallas, Texas)
- 4-star OLB Willie Gay (Starkville, Miss.)
- 4-star WDE Chester Graves (Kansas City, Mo.)
- 3-star ATH Kam White (Clinton, Miss.)
- Quarterback (2): Alex Faniel, Jordan Ta’amu
- Wide receiver (2): D.D. Bowie, R.J. Sneed
- Offensive line (2): Ben Brown, Lavante Epson
- Defensive line (3): Ryder Anderson, Markel Winters, Larrell Murchison
- Linebacker (3): Breon Dixon, Josh Clarke, Brenden Williams
- Defensive back (3): A.J. Harris, Jamar Richardson, Javien Hamilton
Geography of Ole Miss’ recruiting class:
North Carolina: 1