With the flurry of talent at the receiver position that has descended upon Oxford, Miss. over the past four years, it only makes sense that yet another blue-chip receiver wants to get in line. Four-star Drake Davis announced on Wednesday that Ole Miss is his official leader, coming in front of LSU and A&M. The 6'4, 215-pound superstar athlete from Baton Rouge, La. recently transferred to IMG Academy to play with close friend and Ole Miss quarterback commit, Shea Patterson.
Davis, who transferred from Fork Union Military Academy in Virginia, is a record-setting track athlete and an uber-talented soccer star that has now dedicated the rest of his high school career to focusing on football. Davis' 100m and 200m times in the prep school ranks in Virginia would've easily swept state titles in the state of Mississippi and he was also invited to a soccer camp in Barcelona. In case you didn't know, they play soccer in Barcelona and they do it very well. The addition of Davis to the 2016 class would be an amazing one, to say the least.
4-star DB puts Ole Miss in his top five
Speaking of Shea Patterson's friends, four-star defensive back Deontay Anderson has also released his favorites and the Rebels made the cut with him as well. The 6'1, 192-pound prospect from Manvel, Tex. originally burst onto the scene after attending an Ole Miss Camp with Mr. Patterson and somewhat hinting at the fact that he had a secret. The notion is that you can never be too deep in the secondary, especially in the SEC. If Mr. Anderson were to join the No. 4-ranked recruiting class in the country, it would also be an amazing addition.
5-star a long shot, but hearing Ole Miss loud and clear
Five-star Montgomery, Ala. native Marlon Davidson hasn't been on the Ole Miss radar that much in this recruiting circuit, but he sounded off that he does in fact like defensive line coach Chris Kiffin.
Dang man I love that Chris Kiffen what a great coach Ole Miss got a great coach and a guy on there staff ✊— Marlon Davidson (@marlondavidson7) August 4, 2015
The 6'4, 260-pound road block seems to favor the two in-state schools and Georgia, but he has tweeted out his appreciation for the recruitment from Kiffin and Ole Miss. This doesn't mean anything ground-breaking, but it is still encouraging to see top-flight croots acknowledge the way that Hugh Freeze and Co. go about their business.
Another IMG decommit
For the second week in a row, a blue-chip croot who attends IMG Academy has decommitted. Rahshaun Smith, a five-star 6'2, 226-pound inside linebacker has backed off his commitment from Clemson and has opened everything back up to anyone interested. Once again, this isn't something that is going to guarantee that the Rebels are in on him whatsoever, but it certainly doesn't hurt that your five-star all-everything quarterback is his teammate and dorm mate.