Ole Miss has received commitments from three 2018 prospects in the last month so it appears that there is some semblance of momentum beginning to build for Hugh Freeze and Co. Now, they are apparently starting to get things going for 2019 after receiving a commitment from 2019 defensive back Bobby Wolfe on Sunday.
Wolfe, a 6’1, 185-pound cornerback from Houston, Tex., committed to the Rebels and secondaries coach Jason Jones over early offers from Bowling Green and Tulsa and interest from Virginia and West Virginia. Remember, he is still two years away from National Signing Day so his recruitment is far from over.
247Sports has yet to rank the 2019 class, but with Wolfe’s size and speed combination, he should be a highly-ranked player once those rankings are released. This is also hopefully a sign of things to come if the NCAA situation does not get any worse. Freeze has put together a staff that has been relentless on the recruiting trail so if the Rebels’ response is received favorably in Indianapolis, watch out.
How does he fit in?
The Texas native is a long and well-built defensive back that has become a must in the Southeastern Conference when going up against bigger, faster receivers. The game has shifted to the outside and one-on-one matchups must be won when on an island. Wolfe is going to be that guy that Jones and defensive coordinator Wesley McGriff count on when facing the likes of the SEC West.
At 6’1 and nearly 200-pounds, he is a physical tackler who is not afraid to come downhill when a ball carrier is in the open field. He is also just as physical when going up to compete for jump balls with receivers at the third level. Give Wolfe another two years at the high school level to get bigger, faster, stronger, then get on campus to work with Paul Jackson and it’s not out of the question for Bobby to be 6’2 or 6’3 and 200+ by the time he he dons the red and blue.