It’s been awfully quiet on the recruiting front for a few months now, but the silence was broken Thursday afternoon when three-star wide receiver Cameron Wright chose to verbally commit to the Rebels.
The 2021 receiver from South Panola High School despite early offers from Memphis and Mississippi State. The Batesville, Miss. native is the No. 6 overall prospect in the Magnolia State per 247Sports and is a part of a stellar wide receiver class inside state lines that includes four-stars Antonio Harmon, Deion Smith, and three-star Brandon Buckhaulter.
Receivers coach Jacob Peeler is almost certainly making a point to not only secure these commitments early but he could shore up his receiver room in next year’s class with Mississippi recruits alone. The group is made up of big-bodied targets, something that this year’s team is missing. Sure this year’s group is talented, but they are missing that 6’4 playmaker that is a nightmare in space.
i know i said Jan 15... but I’ve talked to God and he thinks now ... with that being said I’M COMMITTED ❤️ #hottytoddy.. @Rebels247 @NastyWideOuts @CoachMattLuke pic.twitter.com/H00BFaYaFH— 1️⃣7️⃣K 〽️ (@FadeEmUpCam) October 17, 2019
Jonathan Williams of The Panolian and SES interviewed Wright earlier this summer when he received his offer from Peeler and Ole Miss.
“It was a dream come true,” Wright told Williams after receiving the offer from head coach Matt Luke. He told Williams that his mother “wants him to stay home” and that he is consistently hearing from Alabama, Arkansas, and Tennessee.
2021 signing day is still a ways away and Wright is a talented pass-catcher that is going to get more offers before then so it will be imperative to secure his pledge now. But, if anyone can close a deal, it’s Peeler.
Wright joins Buckhaulter and kicker Jack Tannehill as the Rebs’ third commitment in the 2021 class.
How does he fit in?
Wright is the perfect frame to replace NFL dudes like A.J. Brown and D.K. Metcalf. He is a legit 6’4 and is already up to 190-pounds. Once that frame fills out and gets above 210-pounds or so, he will be a primary target for whoever is under center for the Rebels.
His frame and bounce gives him an immediate advantage against defensive backs and once his agility and foot speed catches up with his frame, he will be a force in 6A football in Mississippi. He plucks the ball out of the air with ease and is strong after the catch.
So far this season, he has 20 receptions for 255 yards and six touchdowns as a junior. As he continues to grow and evolve as a receiver, he will become better and better and won’t be under the radar at all. I expect him to be 200+ once he arrives in Oxford and to challenge for playing time immediately as long as he continues to progress as a prospect.