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Ole Miss recruiting: After a scare, Willie Gay seems to be firm with the Rebels

For now, at least.


Rumors swirled that four-star outside linebacker Willie Gay was wavering on his commitment to Ole Miss after he skipped out on the Rebels' summer camp because of what he claimed was a threat against his high school coach, but the Starkville native helped ease Rebel fans' worries when he reaffirmed his pledge last week while speaking with The Clarion-Ledger.

That Gay threw up the Landshark in this CL spread for the Dandy Dozen (a media award for the top 12 high school footballers in the state of Mississippi) is more evidence that he's still firm on his commitment.

Granted, it's only August and there is plenty of time for him to change his mind. Guess we will find out in February.

4-star OL Walker Little got accepted to Stanford.

Pulling Little away from the in-state Longhorns was always going to be a tall task for Hugh Freeze, but now he'll have to compete with Stanford for the services of the four-star offensive tackle.

Little's Crystal Ball still favors Charlie Strong and Texas over Ole Miss (64 percent to 21 percent), but with two siblings at Ole Miss and the prestige of a Stanford degree out there, the 6'8, 305-pound stud from Episcopal High School will have a tough decision to make. The Bellaire, Tex. native has said that he would like to make a decision during the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in January.

Is Jerrion Ealy the next great back from the Sip?

247Sports released their initial 2019 Top 100 rankings and Ealy, a four-star running back out of Jackson Prep, comes in at No. 36. Last season, the 5'9, 171-pound scatback from Flowood, Miss. ran for 896 yards and 12 touchdowns despite splitting time with an upperclassman.

The MaxPreps Freshman All-American's first offer was from Ole Miss and one can presume he's the Rebels' top target for 2019. Ealy has plenty of time to grow a few inches, but the speed and vision is already there. He's also a standout baseball player at Prep, leading the Patriots at the plate with a .388 average while slugging .586 and stealing 20 bases last season.