Merry Crootin Christmas, folks! And this just isn’t any old Crootin Christmas, this is the inaugural Early Signing Period Crootin Christmas. For the majority of Wednesday morning and afternoon, the decisions of high schoolers and junior college players will re-shape rosters, depth charts, and scholarship numbers for football programs all over the country and make a whole lot of people very angry/happy on Twitter dot com.
To help you sift through the insanity, we've set up this post in order to track who's signing where and who's still up for grabs. Below, you’ll see three lists: 1) recruits who have signed LOIs with Ole Miss early, 2) recruits who have committed to Ole Miss and we expect to sign early, and 3) targets who remain uncommitted and might sign early with Ole Miss. We’ll be moving guys from list to list throughout the day as updates come in.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, y’all!
EDITOR’S NOTE: All ratings are according to 247Sports Composite Rankings.
Signed with Ole Miss
These guys have sent in their letters of intent and will enroll in time for the spring semester. They’re listed in order of when Ole Miss confirmed receipt of the LOI.
- 4-star Elijah Moore (No. 197 overall, No. 38 wide receiver)
- 3-star Demarcus Gregory (No. 484 overall, No. 80 WR)
- 3-star JUCO Vernon Dasher (No. 60 overall, No. 3 outside linebacker)
- 3-star JUCO Hal Northern (No. 94 JUCO overall, No. 19 defensive tackle)
- 3-star Quentin Bivens (N/A overall, No. 80 defensive tackle)
- 3-star Jonathan Hess (No. 1388 overall, No. 93 outside linebacker)
- 3-star K.D. Hill (No. 1206 overall, No. 83 defensive tackle)
- 3-star Jalen Cunningham (No. 534 overall, No. 39 defensive tackle)
- 3-star Keidron Smith (N/A overall, No. 102 cornerback)
- 3-star Scottie Phillips (No. 41 JUCO overall, No. 1 running back)
- 3-star Jacquez Jones (No. 705 overall, No. 43 outside linebacker)
- 3-star Cameron White (No. 834 overall, No. 62 safety)
- 3-star James Williams (No. 451 overall, No. 19 strong-side defensive end)
- 2-star Isaiah Woullard (grayshirted in 2017, will be on scholarship in 2018)
- 4-star Matt Corral (No. 60 overall, No. 3 pro-style quarterback)
The ones that got away
These are the targets that are missing out on the #MississippiMade movement and signed elsewhere. Best of luck, fellas.
- 4-star WR Malik Heath - signed with Mississippi State
- 3-star JUCO LB Davion Taylor - signed with Colorado