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5-star LS Jack Propst commits to Ole Miss

Hugh Freeze's special teams got a boost after the highly-touted long snapper from Tennessee committed on Wednesday.

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Ole Miss added a very talented piece to it's special teams after getting a commitment from the No. 2 ranked long snapper in the country. Jack Propst tweeted out his declaration Wednesday evening that he would be heading south to Oxford. The young man from Brentwood, Tenn. received glowing reviews at the renowned Kohl's Football Kicking Camp and has been garnering interest from Ole Miss, Tennessee, South Carolina, Penn State and Auburn.

Propst stands 6'2, 200-pounds and was a perfect 100-100 last year for Brentwood Academy on snaps for field goals, punts and extra points. While at the Kohl's Spring Showcase, Propst was exceptionally athletic in agility drills, finishing first in the competition and being named a Snap Challenge finalist.

This is a key pick-up for new special teams coordinator Corey Batoon as the long snapper is usually the first person down on punt coverage and can become quite the asset if he can run and make a tackle. Once again, Batoon and Maurice Harris are proving their worth on the crootin trail, this time in Butch Jones' backyard. Something else to keep in the back of your mind until National Signing Day in February of 2016: Propst is teammates with a certain four-star offensive lineman that the Rebels are after, Bryce Mathews. Oh, Hughdini, you so sneaky.