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Podcast Rebellion: Why didn't Ole Miss get Cam Akers?

We talk with an analyst from the High School Football Network—the outlet that broadcast Akers’ decision—to get the inside scoop.

Cam Akers committed to Florida State on Tuesday night, leaving Ole Miss to ponder how the most coveted Mississippi recruit in a generation slipped through their hands. To figure out how that happened, we got on the horn with Christian Byrd, an analyst for the recruiting network that live streamed Akers’ decision from the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame.

You might recognize him as this guy:

High School Football Network

Christian gives us a behind-the-scenes look at what went on in the moments before Akers’ decision and also shares how the High School Football Network secured the streaming rights for a marquee commitment ceremony.

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Christian also dives into what’s next for Ole Miss recruiting, including targets to watch at this weekend’s Under Armour All-American game and the latest on big-name prospects C.J. Avery, Chevin Calloway and Breon Dixon. Can new hires Wesley McGriff and Bradley Dale Peveto fix the defense on the recruiting trail? Is there a surprise recruit to be on the look out for?

If you liked what you heard from Christian, be sure to check him out on Twitter and hear all of his hot taeks on Rebel Sports Radio.