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JUCO DL Rasool Clemons decommitts from Ole Miss

Clemons reportedly said that this was Ole Miss’ decision.

NCAA Football: Mississippi at Florida State Logan Bowles-USA TODAY Sports

The long, winding recruitment of Rasool Clemons took yet another turn on Friday when the three-star JUCO defensive end announced via Twitter that he’s de-committed from Ole Miss. According to Rebels247, Clemons said the Rebel coaches asked him to part ways.

That comes less than three months after Clemmons, who pledged to the Rebels as a member of the high school class of 2015 but ended up having to begin his career at East Mississippi Community College, re-committed to the Rebels.

Confused yet? Here’s the timeline:

  • Clemons, then a senior in high school in South Carolina, committed to Ole Miss in January 2015.
  • Instead, he ended up at EMCC as a freshman last season. He just started his sophomore season in Scooba.
  • In June 2016, Clemons re-committed to Ole Miss as a JUCO transfer for the 2017 season.

Ole Miss already has four defensive linemen committed in this year’s class, and D-line coach Chris Kiffin is still in hot pursuit of five-star defensive tackle Marvin Wilson and four-stars LaBryan Ray and Isaiah Buggs. Still, the Rebel front loses a lot after this season: it seems certain at this point that junior Marquis Haynes will go pro, while Fadol Brown and John Youngblood will be lost to graduation. Clemons, who’s a sturdy 6’6, 240, could have been a nice replacement for Brown on the edge.

Clemons has offers from Iowa State, Louisville, Texas A&M and Southern Miss.