Football is back and so is #TheNetwork Files!
High school football got started all over the country last week and here at Red Cup Rebellion we will continue to keep you in the loop with all the important happenings pertaining to Ole Miss commits and targets for 2020 and beyond.
Robby Ashord does it all.
You already knew that he was a stud baseball prospect and intends on playing both once he arrives in Oxford. But, did you know that he can play a little receiver as well?
Some trickeration gets Hoover on the board. Robby Ashford catches the 8-yard touchdown pass. Central’s lead over Hoover down to 14-7 5:35 3Q pic.twitter.com/Djn0gTTzB3— OA News Preps (@oanewspreps) August 24, 2019
[extreme L.V. Miles voice]
“AND HE CAN PASS!”
Now, just close your eyes and imagine this guy working with Rich Rodriguez in a Rebel uniform. The 2020 quarterback commit threw for 140 yards and a touchdown while hauling in the above pass for six as well. He led his team down the field in a two-minute drill before Hoover kicked a game-winning field goal to take down No. 13 Phenix City Central (Ala.) at the Cramton Bowl on Friday.
More help is on the way at linebacker.
Three-star outside linebacker Jakivuan Brown and Horn Lake may have lost the game on Friday against West Point (Miss.), but the reasons linebackers coach Jeff Koonz likes the 6’3, 225-pounder were on display.
You want big hits & celebrations? We got big hits & celebrations. pic.twitter.com/xxhjbNulyu— Khari Thompson (@_KhariThompson) August 24, 2019
I expect Brown to play immediately once he arrives in Oxford. He has the SEC-ready frame and skill set you need to set the edge against the elites and will only get better. In Friday’s game, Brown played outside linebacker for the first time in his high school career and finished with six tackles and a sack.
He and fellow Ole Miss commit and teammate Josaih Hayes will look to rebound from their week one loss this Friday against Cleveland Central (Miss.) on the road in the Delta.
Rich Rod’s next big thing at RB did his thing last week.
Briarcrest Christian (Tenn.) took care of business on the road last week against Madison Academy (Ala.) thanks to the tough work done toting the rock by three-star commit Jabari Small. The 5’10, 190-pound Rebel legacy ran the ball 11 times for 127 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 11.5(!) yards per carry, and he returned a punt 70-yards for another score.
The Saints’ all-purpose back is the 12th-ranked all-purpose back in the country and should be a dynamic weapon for Rodriguez once he gets in a Rebel uniform. There’s a reason Auburn, Michigan, Tennessee, and Texas A&M wanted him, too.
Speaking of Mr. Do-It-All...
Oxford High School’s Jeremiah Pegues wears several hats for the Chargers. He plays some linebacker, some defensive end, quarterback, running back, and even tight end. Well, last Friday in Oxford’s 43-7 drubbing of Northwest Rankin (Miss.) Pegues flexed his offensive muscle.
TOUCHDOWN CHARGERS!!!!!!#E10 member JJ Pegues makes a few moves and finds the end zone!! 14-yard score and Oxford is up big. @SESMississippi— Jared Redding (@RowdySES) August 24, 2019
Oxford - 22
Northwest Rankin - 0
7:49 2Q pic.twitter.com/Yh2q4bdjao
The 6’3, 260-pound jumbo athlete seems destined to choose between Auburn and Ole Miss on National Signing Day and new tight ends coach Calvin Magee would love nothing more than to secure the signature of the state’s No. 4 player in February.