Deontay Anderson obviously likes Ole Miss and Oxford, Miss. Last weekend against New Mexico State, Anderson and his family were in town to see the Rebels shellack the Aggies 52-3. According to an interview with Scout's Yancy Porter, this was Anderson's fourth unofficial visit to the Velvet Ditch. The 6'1, 205-pound stud from Manvel, Tex. has a bevy of offers but for some reason (Shea Patterson) he has some sort of infatuation with the Rebels.
The Manvel High School star has already collected 22 tackles this season, 15 solo tackles and 151 all-purpose yards. Anderson has already formed a bond with defensive backs coach Jason Jones and feels like he could fit in very well as the captain of the secondary for Dave Wommack's Landsharks. Anderson's stats may not jump off the page at you, but he hasn't been called upon to do much since Manvel has dominated most of their schedule and he isn't on the field much. But, don't kid yourself, kid can flat-out play. And Ole Miss is very, very much in the mix for his signature on National Signing Day.
De-commitment making noise
Well, January and February won't be short on crootin fireworks but we're already seeing some in early October. Five-star linebacker Mique Juarez has chosen to step away from his commitment to Southern California and open his recruitment back up. The five-star stud from Torrance, Calif. is the No. 1 player in the state and has been rumored to have a top five of UCLA, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Ole Miss and Ohio State. Despite Juarez being out on the west coast, the 6'2, 215-pound backer is keeping in touch with Corey Batoon and Dave Wommack quite often.
Top 2017 Alabama linebacker likes Rebs
Four-star inside linebacker Will Ignont still has a long way to go before he has to make a final decision, but he already has some early favorites. The 6'1, 241-pound star from New Market, Ala. spoke with Scout's Chad Simmons about the schools that have an early lead for his services when the class of 2017 graduates. Not only does he already know who he likes, he knows who he wants to visit.
Auburn, Georgia, LSU, Ole Miss and UCLA are the early leaders for the Buckhorn High School junior and the Bruins of Los Angeles will almost assuredly get a visit from Ignont. With the commitments of Denzel Mitchell and Jarrion Street, the Rebels are making their presence felt in the state of Alabama more and more.
Pelican State defensive back weighing options
Four-star Kristian Fulton met with the aforementioned Chad Simmons earlier this week to discuss why he backed off his plan to commit early on in the process. Like most croots, he figured he needed some time to mull over his finalists and keep looking. The 6'0, 175-pound cornerback and Metairie, La. native likes the in-state LSU Tigers, the Florida Gators, the Texas A&M Aggies and the Ole Miss Rebels. When asked by Simmons what he thinks of the Rebels, Fulton joked that he hears a lot about the Rebs from his quarterback who is the son of former quarterback and legend John Fourcade.
Fulton possesses the length, athleticism and explosiveness that you look for in a corner in high school and reminds me of current Rebel Kendarius Webster. Along with being a lockdown corner with ball-hawking abilities, he is also a major threat in the return game for the Archbishop Rummel Raiders. It is always quite the chore for anyone to go into Louisiana and swipe away blue-chip talent from Les Miles, but the longer Fulton puts it off, the more of a chance it gives Jason Jones and Co. Look for this fella's crootment to go all the way to NSD.