Ole Miss dodged the MLB Draft bullet a few weeks ago and five-star running back Jerrion Ealy will be in the red and blue this fall. Now, Matt Luke and Co. have added yet another running back to the 2020 class with the in-state addition of Kentrel Bullock.
The running back from Columbia, Miss. chose the Rebels over early offers from Alcorn State, Jackson State, Louisiana Tech, Memphis, Troy, UAB, and a bevy of MACJC offers. He is still a relatively unknown commodity on the recruiting trail but he did enough at Ole Miss’ Elite Camp to earn an offer from running backs coach Derrick Nix.
While attending the camp at the Manning Center, Bullock reportedly ran a 4.38 forty-yard dash, a 4.28 shuttle, and jumped 34-inches.
All said and done ❗️ #hottytoddy pic.twitter.com/CZDwURH5Jj— Kentrel Bullock (@Iamkentrel_1) June 9, 2019
As a junior at Columbia High School, the unranked prospect has posted back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons for the Wildcats, helping them win 10 games in 2018. As a sophomore, he ran for 1,001 yards and eight touchdowns before following that up with a junior campaign that saw him tote it for 1,265 yards and 19 touchdowns.
How does he fit in?
Bullock is listed at 5’10, 195-pounds, and by God he looks every bit of it. The 9th Ole Miss commit in the #SHARKSEA20N class is a fantastic athlete and could play a multitude of positions once he arrives in Oxford. Depth is always welcomed in the backfield because of the rigors of SEC football, but he could easily be used in the secondary at the third level because of his size:speed ratio and athleticism.
Literally a different breed ❗️ pic.twitter.com/lhvlWxrKfc— Kentrel Bullock (@Iamkentrel_1) May 18, 2019
With his thick build and home run speed, I expect Kentrel to push for playing time somewhere on the field upon his arrival. He already has the frame and the SEC speed to come in and spell Ealy, Isaiah Woullard, and fellow commit Tyjuan Herndon in Rich Rodriguez’s offense. This is a very sneaky big pickup for the Rebs.