No, National Signing Day didn't go as well as Ole Miss hoped. At first blush, it's hard to be excited about this class after watching blue chippers CeCe Jefferson, Drew Richmond and Leo Lewis slip out of Hugh Freeze's grasp at the last minute. But by most measures, this is still a pretty damn good group of football players, and it's rated in the top 20 of almost all of the major crootin sites.
By a couple metrics, in fact, this was actually the best class the Rebels have ever signed. The group's average SPARQ rating (a combine measurement gauging speed, power, agility, reaction and quickness) is 88.6 and its average player rating at 247Sports is 89. That historic class from 2013 that ranked No. 8 nationally? It had a SPARQ rating of 88 and an average player rating of 88.
That speaks to the top-to-bottom quality of this class. The top end talent isn't what we thought it would be after the big-name defections, but it might be the deepest group to ever show up in Oxford.
Below are the 247's top 10 national rankings, then their complete SEC rankings.