Yes, Ole Miss missed on some key defensive prospects on National Signing Day and yes, that could lead to some concerns down the road. But you know what Hugh Freeze is not concerned about? His ridiculously loaded offense.
Here's the sum of the offensive recruiting haul from Wednesday: the No. 1 quarterback, the No. 1 offensive tackle, a quartet of four-star pass catchers, a top-10 running back and a bevy of offensive line depth. It's not just this year either: over the past three years combined, Freeze has bagged 13 offensive prospects who ranked in the top 200 overall and 16 that ranked in the top 20 at their position. By the time the 2017 season rolls around, most of these guys will be sharing the field.
Let's take a look at the offense prospects Freeze has pulled in over the last three years, all of whom could be on the roster in two seasons (Damore'ea Stringfellow is the only likely risk of jumping pro early). Note: this isn't a projected depth-chart, just a list of the top offensive recruits at each position. Guys are listed in order of their overall recruiting rank via 247Sports.
2016 5-star | No. 4 overall | No. 1 QB
2015 4-star | No. 122 overall | No. 13 RB
2014 4-star | No. 229 overall | No. 10 all-purpose RB
2016 4-star | No. 239 overall | No. 6 all-purpose RB
2016 4-star | No. 38 overall | No. 5 WR
2015 4-star | No. 42 overall | No. 6 WR
2013 4-star (sat out transfer year) | No. 76 overall | No. 9 WR
2015 4-star | No. 108 overall | No. 11 WR
2016 4-star | No. 112 overall | No. 18 WR
2014 4-star | No. 133 overall | No. 20 WR
2016 4-star | No. 182 overall | No. 36 WR
2016 4-star | No. 174 overall | No. 6 TE
2016 4-star | No. 331 overall | No. 12 TE
2016 4-star | No. 338 overall | No. 13 TE
2016 5-star | No. 3 overall | No. 1 OT
2016 4-star | No. 245 overall | No. 23 OT
2014 4-star | No. 47 overall | No. 2 OG
2015 4-star | No. 52 overall | No. 3 OG
2016 3-star | No. 454 overall | No. 4 C
And this list doesn't even include some lower rated guys that are developing into impact players, particularly O-linemen Sean Rawlings, Jordan Sims and Alex Givens.