A.J. Brown, a four-star wide receiver from Starkville, has said it without saying it that his final three are Mississippi State, Alabama and Ole Miss. With the hometown pressure hanging over him, most folks have speculated that he's leaning towards staying home to play for the Bulldogs.
But the rumors are heating up that Brown -- ranked by 247 as the No. 5 wideout in the country and the third best player in the state of Mississippi -- is seriously considering making the trek north to Oxford. For starters, he's pretty friendly with a certain Biletnikoff Award finalist who resides in Lafayette County. Brown calls Laquon "big bro" and Laquon apparently showed up to his state championship game. Brown is also buddies with fellow four-star wideout and Ole Miss commit D.K. Metcalf and played on the same team with him during the Mississippi-Alabama all-star game.
In fact, Metcalf and Brown were co-MVPs of that game, which led to this tweet:
Could we be teammates next year ...mhmm who knows pic.twitter.com/TJbzEicZBB— AJ Brown (@Brown1arthur) December 10, 2015
But there's more! Check out this convo between two Jackson Academy teammates.
But what really got the twitters all stirred up was this back and forth between Brown and five-star QB commit Shea Patterson.
@Brown1arthur you got school tomorrow, I don't.— Shea Patterson (@SheaPatterson_1) December 18, 2015
@Brown1arthur I prefer chocolate chip— Shea Patterson (@SheaPatterson_1) December 18, 2015
You making a lot of people happy by talking to me ✊ https://t.co/O57ypqXI7X— AJ Brown (@Brown1arthur) December 18, 2015
Now, I think we can all concur that this is guaranteeing A.J. Brown's signature to Ole Miss on National Signing Day.
ICYMI, the No. 1 offensive tackle in the country commited to Ole Miss earlier this week, which could have a dramatic effect on next year's offense. Little is the fourth croot that Hugh Freeze has snagged out of Texas, three of which were named to Scout's All-Midlands Team. In addition to Little, four-star Jaylon Jones made the squad as the returner (#BLESSED) and three-star Greg Eisworth made it as an athlete. Freeze also has a commitment from four-star D'Vaughn Pennamon and still has his sights set on four-star defensive back Deontay Anderson.
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Before all the hoopla started on Wednesday, Ole Miss received another big-time commitment from four-star defensive back Myles Hartsfield on Tuesday. The 6'0, 195-pound playmaker from East Coast Prep in Massachusetts continues the trend that Jason Jones and Dave Wommack have started of getting big corners with length. Expect Hartsfield to immediately compete with the current corners and possibly see time at punt returner.