No, this wasn’t a great Ole Miss recruiting class compared to recent years. How could it be with the NCAA posted up in Hugh Freeze’s living room?
Still, the Rebels managed to rank 30th in the country (though 12th in the SEC) and should have a sizable number of quality contributors among its 23 signees. Of course, the highlight of Signing Day was re-commitment of D.D. Bowie, the four-star receiver (he’ll likely switch to DB in Oxford) who declined the rigorous advancements of Dan Mullen and stuck to his Rebel commitment. The two other four-stars were linebacker (!!) Breon Dixon and defensive end Chester Graves, though Graves is expected to start his career at a junior college because of academic issues.
Most importantly, the Rebels got plenty of linebackers. In addition to Dixon, Ole Miss picked up three-stars Brenden Williams (a JUCO transfer), Mohamed Sanogo and Zikerrion Baker. Kam White, who played safety in high school and is listed ambiguously as an athlete, could end up at ‘backer as well.
Click play on the video above to get a breakdown of every member of the class.