The ninja saga that is the recruitment of the acrobatic four-star defensive back Nigel Knott has been quite perplexing this past year. Despite being the son of a former Ole Miss Rebel defensive back and team captain, Knott has assured everyone that he is open to all schools and enrolling in Oxford is not a shoe in by any means. His Crystal Ball predictor on 247Sports is all over the place as Florida State is currently in the lead, followed by Oregon, Alabama and Ole Miss pulling up the rear for the Germantown High School product's talents.
The Madison, Miss. native recently tweeted that he would be making his decision in July at Nike's The Opening in Beaverton, Ore., causing some to speculate that the Ducks might be the leader, but he has since backed off of that.
Possibly changing the date that I set to make my decision- more information tonight. (If changed it will be before the first home game)— Nigel Knott (@nigelk09) June 14, 2015
It is still a mystery what Knott will do in the end, but don't count the Rebels out of it just yet, Derrick Nix is his primary recruiter and he is one of the best in the business.
Louisiana RB knows where he wants to go
Four-star running back/linebacker/terrifying individual with pads on Devin White really stirred up the crootin world this week when he tweeted out that he had made up his mind where he wanted to go to school.
I already know where I wanna play college , just have to be 150% its the right decision bc everybody have great things to offer— GAME CHANGER (@DevinWhite_40) June 18, 2015
Standing at 6'0 and 235-pounds, White can play just about wherever he wants and be a difference maker, but he has hinted in interviews that he would really like to play running back at the next level. One might think that the commitment of linebacker Tariqious Tisdale might show what the Rebels think of Mr. White and what they want him for. Needless to say, the North Webster High School croot would improve the Ole Miss run game immediately.
Texas big man lists Ole Miss in top 10
Four-star Houston, Tex. defensive end Isaiah Chambers has done everyone a favor and narrowed his list of suitors to a measly 10. The 6'3, 258-pound behemoth has plenty of offers to choose from, but has since decided to make things a little bit easier before making a decision.
I want to thank every school that offered me a scholarship ! But I want to narrow my list down to these 10 schools ! pic.twitter.com/mxQ8vwKrXD— Isaiah Chambers (@esta_guapo) June 14, 2015
The Aldine MacArthur High School croot exploded onto the scene last season in Texas as he racked up 32 tackles for loss, 21 sacks and four forced fumbles. The No. 6 defensive end in the country has yet to make it to Oxford, Miss. this off-season, but he continues to chirp about them. Keep an eye on this guy moving forward as we all know what kind of magic Chris Kiffin is capable of on the crootin trail.
Shea Patterson movin' on up
It wouldn't feel right to unveil the weekly edition of #TheNetwork Files without a mention of five-star Shea Patterson. I didn't think it was possible for it to happen since everyone knows who he is by now, but he has impressed more people since the last time we spoke. According to David Johnson of Rebels247, Patterson has moved ALL THE WAY UP to the No. 24 spot in the country (lolololol) in 247Sports' recruiting rankings. After Patterson committed to Ole Miss in February, the 6'2, 195-pound dual-threat quarterback has skyrocketed up the rankings on 247Sports and Rivals.com (No. 1 quarterback, No. 2 overall). Patty Ice will look to impress even more people and improve his stock further this weekend in Bradenton, Fla. at the NFA 7v7 Tournament at IMG.
Five-star OL is very disappointed in you, LSU
John Curtis Christian High School five-star offensive tackle Willie Allen made it very clear where he stands on simple burglary on Twitter this week.
Really dude? https://t.co/mDCx7aZNO7— Willie Allen (@WillieA35498392) June 19, 2015
In case you missed it, three LSU football players were arrested and charged with breaking into a campus apartment. You three should be ashamed of yourselves for such a foolish act. On top of that, you're setting a terrible example for the college football players of tomorrow. But, Willie Allen knows better, he said so on Twitter. The 6'7, 300-pound New Orleans, La. native and Ole Miss target is NOT HAPPY, y'all. Get it together down there, Les, you might want to win more than eight games this season.