Jamar Richardson may not be headed to Oxford next season.
The 3-star cornerback commit from Aliceville, Ala., has been committed to Ole Miss since July, but is expected to go the junior college route on national signing day, according to Ole Miss Spirits’ Ben Garrett.
An issue with Richardson’s ACT score may prevent the defensive back from signing with the Rebels in the 2017 cycle.
“My plan for Wednesday is Jones County Junior College,” Richardson told Garrett. “Ole Miss wants to send me there for a year. If I don’t qualify, then Wednesday I’ll half sign here and half sign with Jones County.”
According to the report, Richardson plans on taking the test again in April. He took an official visit to Oxford this weekend.
Richardson is rated as the nation’s No. 71 cornerback and the state of Alabama’s No. 36 overall player, according to 247Sports’ composite rankings.
The 6-foot, 167-pound recruit chose the Rebels over scholarship offers from Louisville, Missouri and Wake Forest.
Ole Miss holds 14 commitments in its 2017 class — including Richardson –, and boasts the No. 52 class nationally and No. 13 class in the SEC.
Richardson is one of two cornerback commits in the Rebels’ class.