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Ole Miss football recruiting: Rebs finish No. 6 in final class rankings

The Rebels might have whiffed on a couple big-time defensive prospects, but the boat is loaded with talent nonetheless and Hugh got his second top 10 class in four years.

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Despite a rough finish that saw Hugh Freeze whiff on a string of elite defenders, Ole Miss finished the day with a magnificent recruiting haul: three five-stars and 13 (yes, THIRTEEN) four-stars. That's good enough to land them at No. 6 in the 247Sports Composite rankings -- two spots higher than the historic 2013 class that included Robert Nkemdiche, Laremy Tunsil and Laquon Treadwell.

The five-stars are early enrollees Shea Patterson and Benito Jones and the No. 1 offensive lineman in the country, Greg Little. Despite missing on blue-chippers Jeffery Simmons (five-star DE), Jonathan Kongbo (four-star DE), Mique Juarez (five-star LB) and Shyheim Carter (four-star DB), the Rebels were STILL able to land a top-10 class.

Despite the apparent needs at linebacker not immediately being addressed, there are a few signees in this class who have the potential to transition over from the offensive side of the ball to the defensive side of the ball. On the other hand, the offensive needs were met, and then some. Out of the 13 four-stars that were mentioned earlier, eight of them will be on the offensive side of the ball for the Rebels.

Here are the full rankings, via 247.