We all know about IMG Academy and the five-star quarterback they have in Shea Patterson. But, one of his favorite targets isn't to be ignored. Five-star tight end Isaac Nauta is making sure of that. Despite what you're hearing from the national media, it appears that Ole Miss is starting to gather more than just a puncher's chance at landing the 6'4, 235-pound hoss. The Clarion-Ledger has reported that Nauta has in fact added the Rebels to his official visit tour as the fifth and final one "most likely for the Texas A&M game".
Now, it does help to have Shea Patterson on his team to constantly be in his ear about how great Oxford is and playing together at the next level, but Hugh Freeze and Maurice Harris are putting in the work for the Buford, Ga. native. Although most people believe he is Georgia-bound, more and more people are giving the Rebels a chance at snagging Nauta. Why wouldn't they, Ole Miss has proven time and time again that they can go and out and get elite talent from anywhere. And as for Nauta, why wouldn't he want to come in to Hugh Freeze's offense as a tight end? He's seen some of Evan Engram's highlights, right?
In case you need anything else to convince you that Ole Miss needs Isaac Nauta, here you go...
Street keeping his word to his late father
Three-star running back Jarrion Street is already having a helluva year running the football for the Hewitt-Trussville (Ala.) Huskies. Through four games, the 6'1, 203-pound back from Trussville, Ala. has rushed for 649 yards and six touchdowns, leading the Huskies to a 3-1 record. But, it's not necessarily what he's doing now that has gotten folks attention, it's what he did five years ago.
Drew Champlin of AL.com reports that when Street was growing up, like all young boys, his father was his hero. But, this was different. Jarrion didn't have the opportunity to have his father help him prepare for middle school and high school and be there for him before and after football practices and games. Street's father was diagnosed with leukemia and after a short but relentless battle, he died when Street was only 12-years old. But, Jarrion told his father before he died that he promised that he would play college football and would eventually make it to the NFL.
Well, so far so good, young fella. Welcome to the Ole Miss family, Jarrion. Looking forward to seeing you in the red and blue.
Decision for Knott soon?
Four-star Nigel Knott made a name for himself on the recruiting trail with his acrobatics. But, he then made a name for himself at Nike's The Opening when he almost took home the SPARQ championship. After turning in an impressive performance, he looked to be well on his way to a fifth star, but a knee injury has sidelined him for the first half of his senior season and that coveted fifth star was put on the back burner for now.
Germantown DB Nigel Knott to be presented w/ his Under Armor All-American jersey & announce commitment Wednesday at 9:45 a.m. at GHS— Tyler Cleveland (@MCJSportsEditor) September 14, 2015
Fast forward to September and it appears that Knott is ready to do some kind of announcement. After visiting Alabama and Oregon, on the outside it appears the Rebels are out of it, but most believe that Knott will be a signing day decision. Even though he could commit next week, most think that the home state ties and his father being a Rebel could help sway the momentum back into Ole Miss' favor. Only time will tell if the 6'0, 170-pound defensive back will pick the Tide, the Ducks or the Rebels. But, if you ask me, it is far from over.