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How will Ole Miss finish on National Signing Day? We give our predictions

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Less than 48 hours away.

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This past weekend was the final CROOTPALOOZA weekend for Matt Luke and his staff and they ended up hosting quite a few important targets. A big-time offensive line target in Tank Jenkins made the trip and new linebackers coach Jon Sumrall got his final shot at getting three-star Jayden McDonald on board for the 2018 class. And newly-offered Tylan Knight made the trip North from Pearl to see what the Rebs have planned for him if he were to flip from ULL to the good guys.

So what now? The dead period has begun and will stay in effect until Thursday. After that, it goes “quiet” until April. But luckily, we don’t have to wait much longer because Wednesday, it all comes to a head and the Rebels will know who is part of the #MississippiMade class of 2018.

The number of slots that are open is always up for debate because if you really want to know the truth, there is no way of actually acquiring said truth. But, here at The Cup, we go by the Bluth Rule. Therefore, we believe that if Ole Miss needs room and a certain highly-sought after target wants to join, you can always make room.

As of this writing, the Rebs are currently sitting 33rd in the country as a team and 9th in the Southeastern Conference. So before Wednesday happens, we rounded up our crootin experts here at The Cup and made our final predictions for the last 5-to-8 spots in this year’s class.

And if you’d like, give us your predictions in the comments below.

(All ratings are from the 247Sports composite rankings)

4-star Tommy Bush (SIGNED WITH GEORGIA)

Overall rank: 196

Wide receiver rank: 37

Hometown: Schertz, Texas

Prediction:

  • Gray Hardison - OLE MISS
  • Juco All-American - Texas
  • Nicholas Carr - OLE MISS
  • One Man to Beat - Georgia
  • Whiskey Wednesday - OLE MISS
  • Zach Berry - OLE MISS

4-star Tank Jenkins (SIGNED WITH TEXAS A&M)

Overall rank: 253

Offensive guard rank: 11

Hometown: Montgomery, Alabama

Prediction:

  • Gray Hardison - Oklahoma
  • Juco All-American - Oklahoma
  • Nicholas Carr - OLE MISS
  • One Man to Beat - OLE MISS
  • Whiskey Wednesday - Oklahoma
  • Zach Berry - OLE MISS

4-star Miles Battle (SIGNED WITH OLE MISS)

Overall rank: 330

Wide receiver rank: 330

Hometown: Houston, Texas

Prediction:

  • Gray Hardison - Oregon
  • Juco All-American - Oregon
  • Nicholas Carr - Oregon
  • One Man to Beat - Oregon
  • Whiskey Wednesday - Oregon
  • Zach Berry - Oregon

4-star Marquez Ezzard (SIGNED WITH MIAMI)

Overall rank: 344

Athlete rank: 18

Hometown: Stockbridge, Georgia

Prediction:

  • Gray Hardison - Miami (Fla.)
  • Juco All-American - Miami (Fla.)
  • Nicholas Carr - Miami (Fla.)
  • One Man to Beat - OLE MISS
  • Whiskey Wednesday - Miami (Fla.)
  • Zach Berry - Miami (Fla.)

3-star Joseph Foucha (SIGNED WITH ARKANSAS)

Overall rank: 600

Safety rank: 41

Hometown: New Orleans, Louisiana

Prediction:

  • Gray Hardison - Arkansas
  • Juco All-American - Arkansas
  • Nicholas Carr - Arkansas
  • One Man to Beat - Arkansas
  • Whiskey Wednesday - Arkansas
  • Zach Berry - Arkansas

3-star Charles Strong (SIGNED WITH TEXAS A&M)

Overall rank: 608

Running back rank: 11

Hometown: Lake Butler, Florida

Prediction:

  • Gray Hardison - OLE MISS
  • Juco All-American - OLE MISS
  • Nicholas Carr - OLE MISS
  • One Man to Beat - OLE MISS
  • Whiskey Wednesday - OLE MISS
  • Zach Berry - OLE MISS

3-star Jayden McDonald (SIGNED WITH IOWA)

Overall rank: 774

Outside Linebacker rank: 46

Hometown: Suwanee, Georgia

Prediction:

  • Gray Hardison - Iowa
  • Juco All-American - Iowa
  • Nicholas Carr - Iowa
  • One Man to Beat - OLE MISS
  • Whiskey Wednesday - Iowa
  • Zach Berry - OLE MISS

3-star Jaylen Moody (SIGNED WITH ALABAMA)

Overall rank: N/A

Inside linebacker rank: 50

Hometown: Conway, South Carolina

Prediction:

  • Gray Hardison - Alabama
  • Juco All-American - Alabama
  • Nicholas Carr - Alabama
  • One Man to Beat - Arkansas
  • Whiskey Wednesday - Alabama
  • Zach Berry - Alabama

3-star Luke Knox (SIGNED WITH OLE MISS)

Overall rank: N/A

Outside linebacker rank: 154

Hometown: Brentwood, Tennessee

Prediction:

  • Gray Hardison - OLE MISS
  • Juco All-American - OLE MISS
  • Nicholas Carr - OLE MISS
  • One Man to Beat - OLE MISS
  • Whiskey Wednesday - OLE MISS
  • Zach Berry - OLE MISS

2-star Tylan Knight (SIGNED WITH OLE MISS)

Overall rank: N/A

Cornerback rank: 304

Hometown: Pearl, Mississippi

Prediction:

  • Gray Hardison - OLE MISS
  • Juco All-American - OLE MISS
  • Nicholas Carr - OLE MISS
  • One Man to Beat - OLE MISS
  • Whiskey Wednesday - OLE MISS
  • Zach Berry - OLE MISS

RED CUP SIGNING DAY PREDICTION STANDINGS

Gray Hardison - 6-4

Juco All-American - 6-4

Nicholas Carr - 6-4

One Man to Beat - 5-5

Whiskey Wednesday - 6-4

Zach Berry - 5-5