It’s been a busy week for Ole Miss despite the dead period being in effect.
The Rebels not only landed the signatures of four players on the first day of the early signing period on Wednesday, but coach Hugh Freeze also picked his new offensive and defensive coordinators, according to multiple reports.
Former Sam Houston State offensive coordinator Phil Longo will serve as Ole Miss’ new offensive coordinator, while Auburn cornerbacks coach Wesley McGriff will get his first shot as an SEC defensive coordinator for the Rebels.
McGriff’s presence should help things tremendously as the countdown to National Signing Day moves on, as the new coordinator was a huge part of Ole Miss’ highly touted 2013 recruiting class.
On the recruiting trail, the Rebels officially landed four 3-star prospects, as defensive end Markel Winters, linebacker Brenden Williams, cornerback Javien Hamilton and quarterback Jordan Ta’amu all signed national letters of intent on Wednesday.
Needless to say, it’s been a big week for Ole Miss football. Let’s take a look at where things stand on the recruiting trail as of Friday:
Where Ole Miss’ 2017 recruiting class ranks
Ole Miss jumped up from No. 61 to No. 46 nationally this week. Obviously, the Rebels should continue to shoot up the rankings as more players join the recruiting class. Ole Miss is still climbing an uphill battle, however, as the NCAA cloud continues to hang over the program. Ole Miss also currently has the second-worst class ranking in the SEC.
Who are Ole Miss’ top commitments?
- 4-star WR D.D. Bowie (Morton, Miss.)
- 3-star WR R.J. Sneed (Cypress, Texas)
- 3-star WDE Markel Winters (Tallahassee, Fla.)
- 3-star OLB Josh Clarke (New Orleans)
- 3-star S A.J. Harris (Madison, Ala.)
Who committed to Ole Miss this week?
The Rebels landed three commitments this week, and all three were junior college prospects who signed letters of intent with Ole Miss on Thursday. The biggest pickup was Winters, who had previously de-committed from the Rebels before signing with Ole Miss. Williams brings an experienced player to a huge position of need at linebacker, and Ta’amu gives the Rebels a veteran signal caller who will provide a lot of depth at quarterback.
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 last month.
Who are Ole Miss’ top uncommitted prospects?
- 5-star RB Cam Akers (Clinton, Miss.)
- 5-star OT Walker Little (Bellaire, Texas)
- 4-star SDE LaBryan Ray (Madison, Ala.)
- 4-star OLB Willie Gay (Starkville, Miss.)
- 4-star ILB Breon Dixon (Loganville, Ga.)
- 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 (2): Ryder Anderson, Markel Winters
- Linebacker (2): Josh Clarke, Brenden Williams
- Defensive back (3): A.J. Harris, Jamar Richardson, Javien Hamilton
Geography of Ole Miss’ recruiting class: