Internet rumors had been popping up over the last few days that Greg Little, who committed to Ole Miss over Alabama two weeks ago, was considering Oklahoma. But the country's top-ranked offensive tackle prospect shot that rumor to pieces this week at Under Armour All-American Game practice, telling SB Nation's Bud Elliott that he has no intentions of making a trip to Norman.
"Their fans are going crazy over that but I will not visit Oklahoma," said Little, who's been dominating overmatched defensive lineman in Orlando this week.
That quote was part of a longer interview with Bud in which Little reiterated his commitment to the Rebels and explained that Freeze's religious guidance is among the major factors for his interest in coming to Oxford. Sorry Twitter, but it's looking like Little really is planning on inking with Ole Miss on Signing Day.
Here's the entirety of Little's interview (and make sure you add @SBNRecruiting to your follows):
Did I mention that Little has been dominating? Here he is shooing away four-star LSU commit Andre Anthony.
OT Greg Little 1-on-1's #UAALLAMERICA #OleMiss #HottyToddy pic.twitter.com/x6LJjbQYRE— Craig Haubert (@CraigHaubert) December 29, 2015
Oh and how cool is this?
#OleMiss commit Greg Little cheering on fellow commit Benito Jones who has dominated 1 v 1. "I see you landshark!"— Justin Wagner (@jwag718) December 30, 2015
Jones, a five-star defensive tackle who's been committed to Ole Miss for some time now, has been pretty impressive himself this week.
Benito Jones has such a quick first step. #UAAllAmerica #Rebels https://t.co/vi47G0ltUs— Derek Tyson (@DerekTysonESPN) December 30, 2015
4-star A.J. Brown releases official visit tour dates
The coveted receiver from Starkville told ESPN's Erik McKinney that he plans to take official visits to Alabama, Ole Miss and Cal in successive weekends starting January 15th in Tuscaloosa. The good news is that Brown is coming to Oxford; the bad news is that he won't be at the big Jan. 29 recruiting weekend in Oxford. I personally still think Alabama is the team to beat but Mississippi State has the hometown advantage.
Brown's also been taking breaks from riling up Twitter to show off solid route running and great hands during practice in Orlando.
Uncommitted WR A.J. Brown with a few nice routes and grabs today. #UAAllAmerica pic.twitter.com/u99677Yq2J— Erik McKinney (@EMcKinneyESPN) December 30, 2015
4-star Carlos Becker separating himself in drills
Becker, who will also be in Oxford for Crootapalooza, was named the "Alpha Dog" of Monday's practice after he flashed his athleticism and length in one-on-one drills. And after some criticism from former NFL coach Herm Edwards, he did this to quiet the haters.
Moments after hearing from Herm Edwards about NOT picking a pass, Carlos Becker does this: #UAAllAmerica @UAFootball https://t.co/ujXXUcqtUC— Rivals.com (@Rivals) December 29, 2015
Becker is still somewhat of a long shot since he's popped up so late in the process, but his official visit means Freeze has a chance at him.
Other all-star games to keep an eye on this weekend
The big show is in Orlando, but it's not the only crootin showcase Ole Miss fans should be paying attention to.
On Saturday, four-star running back commit D'Vaughn Pennamon will suite up for the Semper Fi Bowl in Carson, Calif. Pennamon, who committed back in July, will be attending Crootapalooza and bringing his uncommitted high school teammate, four-star safety Deontay Anderson, along for the party.
On Sunday, there will be four Ole Miss commits playing in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl in Daytona, Fla. Donta Evans, a 6'2, 221-pound commit from Lawrenceville, Ga. reminds me of former Ole Miss Rebel and professor emeritus Deterrian Shackelford. His rare blend of length and speed should earn him significant playing time in Dave Wommack's 4-2-5 Landshark defense.
Four-star running back/defensive back Justin Connor is not your typical scat back (5'9, 186-pounds) as he is extremely durable and was the man for North Panola for the past three years. Four-star offensive lineman Bryce Mathews has the size you want in a tackle (6'6, 275-pounds) and could be an instant impact guy next year. Lastly, three-star offensive lineman Eli Johnson will be there and he is the man you want in the trenches. Johnson is the dude who has a mean streak and is going to finish blocks with emphasis.