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Ole Miss recruiting: Who came to the LSU game?

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Matt Luke and his staff hosted visitors for the first time this season.

LSU v Mississippi Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images

Despite losing to the LSU Tigers, recruits made the trek from all points of the Southeast last weekend to take in the 2017 edition of the Magnolia Bowl. And this was a particularly unique setting because this is the very first time that the Rebels have hosted any official visitors at a game this year. Until this past weekend, recruits were coming on their own and sitting in the stands to take in a game at The Vaught.

Last weekend though, recruits were able to experience a game day atmosphere in Oxford, talk with fellow recruits, interact with current players and coaches, and see what all the fuss is about with The Grove. It was an impressive turnout for sure, especially because Ole Miss is almost certainly going to be fielding a brand new staff next year and are still awaiting their “punishment” from the NCAA’s COI.

Check out which of the Rebels’ commits and top targets chose to attend and watch Ole Miss’ 40-24 loss this past weekend.

3-star DL commit Allen Love

3-star DL commit Hal Northern

3-star LB commit Jacquez Jones

2019 3-star DL commit Jamond Gordon

2-star DL Devin Winters

2019 3-star OL Louis Smith

2020 ATH Cedric Williams

2-star DB D’Jordan Strong

Half of Tupelo High School’s varsity team

2019 ATH Rosheam Grant, 4-star LB Nakobe Dean, 3-star DB Raydarious Jones

2019 4-star DL Nathan Pickering

2020 TE Eli Acker

2020 ATH Jabari Small and 3-star RB Tyler Badie (Memphis commit)

2019 5-star DL Ishmael Sopsher

2019 DB Jordan Wright

2020 OL Marcus Henderson

2019 ATH Christian Harris

3-star DB Keidron Smith

JUCO DB Kenney Lyke

2018 RB Demarcus Ware II

JUCO DL Tariqious Tisdale


Despite putting another L in the column and Derius Guice running all over the field, the recruits came out and seemed to enjoy themselves despite the product on the field being mediocre and the uncertainty surrounding the program.