Three-star running back Jarrion Street, who never wavered after verbally committing to Ole Miss in late July, has sent in his National Letter of Intent. The big-bodied runner from Trussville, Ala. is a player who can provide some punch to the run game or potentially lend a hand on defense as a linebacker or box safety.
Street chose the Rebels over an offer sheet that included Arkansas State, Cincinnati, Iowa State, Memphis, Middle Tennessee State, Missouri and Southern Miss. Despite not holding an offer from either of the in-state Southeastern Conference schools, Street is a valuable get for the Rebs. He was an all-state performer during his senior year, racking up 17 touchdowns and 1,557 all-purpose yards en route to being named Alabama's Class 7A Offensive Player of the Year.
Running backs coach Derrick Nix made Jarrion a priority early in the recruiting process, which paid off with a commitment in July and now a signature on National Signing Day.
How does he fit in?
With smaller guys like Jeff Scott (5'7, 162) and Jaylen Walton (5'8, 172) serving as feature backs over the last four seasons, Ole Miss has struggled in short-yardage situations. The 6'1, 203-pound Street continues Hugh Freeze's trend of recruiting bigger running backs to supplement his spread offense and give him more heft near the goal line.
Street is a guy who can give you the tough yards between the tackles, but can also get to the edge on zone reads and punishing defensive backs. His running motion is smooth and effortless and he's quick to reach his top speed.
Street could also be an option for Dave Wommack's defense. Though he didn't play on that side of the ball in high school, I think he has the athleticism and frame to provide depth at linebacker or safety. And as you can see in the highlights of him toting the rock, Street's certainly doesn't shy away from contact.