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.
Business.... pic.twitter.com/aCKAJmn65w— Rasool Clemons II (@sool_9Era) September 9, 2016
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.