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Van Jefferson signs with Ole Miss over Michigan and Georgia

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The four-star wide receiver is reportedly in the bag.

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After sweating out a late push from Michigan and Georgia, Ole Miss will receive a signature from four-star wide receiver recruit Van Jefferson.

Jefferson's recruitment took a few interesting turns over the last month. He was committed to Georgia for roughly five months but dropped them in January. Rumors of an interest in Oklahoma floated around before he committed to the Rebels a week and a half ago. It's well publicized that there was an issue with his father thinking Ole Miss may not have been the best situation for him and Jefferson pushed back his decision twice on National Signing Day.

After an official visit to Michigan last weekend, the Wolverines were a major threat as late as Tuesday. Wednesday morning brought news that Georgia had snuck back into the mix, but Hugh Freeze was able to hang on.

Jefferson is rated as the 11th best wide receiver and No. 108 player nationally regardless of position, by the 247Sports Composite ranking. He's a fantastic prospect and the coaches have to be thrilled to have such a polished route runner (at least in his highlights) joining the program. With four-star DaMarkus Lodge already committed, Ole Miss' stacked receiver corps is an absolute embarrassment of riches.