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Ole Miss football recruiting: 4-star WR T.J. Jones put the Rebs in his top 6

In other ‘crootin news, Rebel basketball will have a trio of elite prospects visiting for the ‘Bama game.

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The nWo had a big Week 1 in Houston, combining 336 yards, three touchdowns, and a whole lot of fun against the Texas Tech secondary. To no one’s surprise, recruits are taking notice.

Four-star wide receiver T.J. Jones from Lake City, Fla. told 247Sports’ John Garcia, Jr. that he is focusing on six schools, including Ole Miss.

“Miami, Florida, Tennessee, Louisville, Nebraska, Ole Miss,” he told 247Sports. “I’m looking to visit all of them.”

The 6’1, 185-pounder from Laremy Tunsil’s alma mater, Columbia High School, is looking for a similar vibe to what he has at the prep level, and receivers coach Jacob Peeler and Ole Miss certainly have his attention.

“Whatever makes me feel like home,” Jones told Garcia. “Home for me is having similar energy as Columbia High School. I’m trying to bring this Zoo Life energy to wherever I go.”

The nation’s No. 44 receiver prospect showed out in a scrimmage against nationally ranked IMG Academy prior to the start of his senior season and is looking to build off that to finish his prep career strong. As a junior, T.J. collected 738 receiving yards and six touchdowns in just eight games.

It’s not clear where Jones is on the pecking order for Matt Luke’s 2019 class at this time, but the country’s No. 341 player has some big-time programs after him. Outside of his top six, he holds notable offers from Arkansas, Florida, Miami (Fla.), Michigan State, Oregon, Penn State, and South Carolina.

And with the risk of losing your top four receivers after this year, Luke and Peeler could come calling in February.

3-star WR Jadon Jackson could be next in the boat.

Another pass-catcher to keep an eye on this fall is the three-star split end from Centerton, Ark. Jackson’s 2018 season has gotten off to a bit of a rocky start, beginning the year on an 0-2 skid, but it’s not for lack of points (71 points).

The 6’2, 188-pound Pennsylvania native is thought to favor the Rebs, per his 247Sports Crystal Ball. The nation’s No. 54 receiver visited Oxford earlier this summer with Ole Miss commits Jordan Jernigan, Jonathan Mingo and Dannis Jackson and many think Jadon is the next to jump in the fold.

He released a top five of Arkansas, Auburn, Ole Miss, Missouri, and Oklahoma State back in June.

As a junior for Bentonville High School, Jackson had 1,439 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns.

A five-star and a pair of four-star hoops prospects are visiting for the Bama football game.

I know, I know, college football just started and I’m talking hoops. But this is a big deal. Five-star Jaemyn Brakefield, ranked among the top 20 prospects in the country by 247Sports, is headlining a loaded visitors list next weekend.

John Calipari’s Kentucky Wildcats are unsurprisingly the favorite despite not extending an offer yet, but there’s reason to think the Jackson, Miss. native might want to play college ball in his home state.

“People forget I’m from Jackson because I’m playing in West Virginia,” Brakefield told Annie Constabile of the Clarion-Ledger. “But all I want to do is represent Mississippi.”

The 6’8, 210-pound forward unofficially visited Ole Miss over the summer and is pegged to join the Wildcats per his Crystal Ball. As a sophomore for Huntington Prep, the lefty posted 17.4 points to led the Irish and 6.7 rebounds per game while shooting 58 percent from the field and 50 percent from deep.

Brakefield isn’t the only top ‘croot coming for Bama—four-stars D.J. Jeffries and Antavion Collum are also on their way. Jeffries, a former Kentucky commit from Olive Branch, Miss., remains a long shot and a probable Memphis commit, but Collum remains an Ole Miss lean. The Memphis native told David Johnson of The Ole Miss Spirit that he likes the atmosphere new Rebels coach Kermit Davis has cultivated in a short period of time in Oxford.

“Family atmosphere,” he told the Spirit. “It seems like they have your best interest at heart.”

Collum, the No. 109 player in the country, is a 6’7, 215-pound playmaker who currently holds over 50 scholarship offers and unofficially visited Oxford with Brakefield this summer. He appears to be Kermit’s to lose at the moment.