New Ole Miss defensive line coach Freddie Roach, who came over from Tuscaloosa during the offseason, had to have learned a thing or two from Nick Saban during his time on staff at Alabama. By now, I think we can assume he took notes during the recruiting meetings.
Deuntra Hyman, a three-star weak-side defensive end from Meridian, Miss., committed to the Rebels on Saturday and became Coach Roach’s third commitment for the 2018 class in the last month.
The newest Rush Man is currently rated the No. 28 weak-side defensive end by 247Sports and the No. 7 player in the Magnolia State. The big fella from Meridian High School chose the Rebs over offers from Kentucky, Memphis, Middle Tennessee State, Mississippi State, LSU, Southern Miss and Tennessee among others.
How does he fit in?
The 6’3, 225-pound defensive end has is a physical specimen, built with a strong frame and the get off you look for when coming off the edge on third down to get a quarterback sack. His solid build allows him to mix it up on the interior against slower guards while his speed makes it a walk in the park when trying to get around offensive tackles on the outside.
As a junior, the freakish athlete from had a monster year for the Wildcats, collecting 63 tackles and a ridiculous 19 (!) sacks. Hyman has tremendous upside with his rare blend of size and athleticism. He is exactly what defensive coordinator Wesley McGriff needs to turn around the Landshark defense and get it back to where it was a few years ago.