No worries, you won't have to shell out $5.99 to watch Shea Patterson this week. You will get a triple dose of Ole Miss Rebel croots on ESPNU: four-star wide receiver commit DeKaylin Metcalf and the Oxford Chargers (1-0) take on the Starkville Yellowjackets (0-1) Friday night at 8 p.m. CT, then three-star Donta Evans and Archer (Ga.) will take their 1-0 record and tangle with Peachtree Ridge (Ga.) as they look to even their season record. Finally, on Sunday you have Patterson and the IMG Ascenders take on the Miramar Patriots at 1 p.m. CT in their opening game of the 2015 season.
The 6'3, 195-pound Metcalf and the Chargers are looking to continue their high-flying offensive show in Starkville and look to bring home the Little Egg. The Jackets are trying to bounce back from a Week 1 defeat to the Noxubee County Tigers and Rebel target/resident badass, four-star defensive end Jeffery Simmons. The tussle in Starkville is sure to be a treat as the Jackets boast a few stars of their own in four-star wide receiver A.J. Brown and three-star defensive end Kobe Jones.
Down in Bradenton, Fla., Patterson looks to get IMG off to a 1-0 start after a rough scrimmage against American Heritage last weekend. The Ascenders will look to get back on track with improved line play, an effective run game and receivers holding onto the football. It would also help if they didn't hold so much when the 6'2, 195-pound Patterson is dropping bombs for game-tying touchdowns.
Drake Davis with the TD catch. No time left.... but HOLDING. AH wins the game. pic.twitter.com/faSJe8qp1l— Josh Newberg (@joshnewberg247) August 23, 2015
Another Rebel commit will be in action on ESPNU this weekend as well as three-star outside linebacker Donta Evans and the Archer (Ga.) Tigers will take on the Peachtree Ridge (Ga.) Lions on Saturday at 6 p.m. CT. Evans and his fellow Tigers will look to avenge last year's loss to the Lions and he will have plenty of help as five-star wide receiver Kyle Davis and four-star offensive tackle E.J. Price look to impress on national television as well. Evans (6'3, 230-pounds) looks to improve his stock even more against top-flight talent as Peachtree Ridge boasts one of the more explosive athletes in the country in four-star Nigel Warrior.
4-star wideout ready for decision?
Speaking of Shea Patterson throwing touchdowns that were negated by penalties, IMG's four-star wide receiver Drake Davis should be deciding soon. According to Courtney Cronin of the Clarion-Ledger, he could very well be committing on Sunday either before, during or after IMG's game against Miramar. The big man from Baton Rouge, La. has a final three of Ole Miss, LSU, and Texas A&M.
The 6'4, 215-pound receiver notably took a year off from football to focus on soccer when he was at Fork Union Military Academy in Virginia. Davis was so impressive that he was even invited to a soccer camp in Barcelona, Spain. And when he wasn't on the pitch scoring goals, he was running 100m and 200m times fast enough to run away with state titles in Mississippi. The thought of Patterson having DeKaylin Metcalf on one side and Davis on the other should give SEC defensive coordinators nightmares.
As you can tell from 247Sports' Crystal Ball predictor, the Rebels are the heavy favorite to get some good news from Mr. Davis this weekend.
Macon Mauler has three schools in mind
Four-star defensive end Jeffery Simmons from Macon, Miss. and Noxubee County High School has become a hot commodity in the state and elsewhere. Ever since tearing up the Nike camp scene this summer, his stock has skyrocketed and everyone wants the big man from the 'Sip.
Simmons sat down with Scout's Chad Simmons to discuss three particular schools: Mississippi State, Alabama and Ole Miss. As of right now, the 6'4, 270-pound terror tells Simmons that he is just focusing on school and helping his Tigers to a second consecutive state title. Simmons had somewhat of a pedestrian Week 1 in Noxubee County's win over Starkville, recording 17 tackles, five sacks, three pass break-ups, blocking an extra point and recovering a muffed extra point. Not bad.