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Ole Miss football recruiting: The visitors list for the Arkansas game is loaded

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There’s a good mix of commits and targets coming into town this weekend.

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In another new series this season, we will be keeping you all in the loop with any and every recruit making their way to Oxford, Miss. for Rebel home games. Each week, we will pass along a list that has been compiled of who is expected to make the trek to Vaught-Hemingway Stadium to take in a home contest.

The recruiting juices are flowing for Rebel fans as you undoubtedly are wondering where Coach Matt Luke has this program headed. We’ve compiled those recruits that are expected, per our sources, to be in attendance for each weekend’s game.

This week we have a long list of attendees ranging from current 2020 commitments, 2021 commitments, and 2020 and 2021 targets alike. We will post their 247Sports profiles so if you would like to learn more about each prospect, simply click on their embedded profile in this here article and it will take you to their respective recruiting profiles housed at the aforementioned recruiting web site.

Week two expected visitor list (in alphabetical order)

Transfer targets


Aside from the two notable offensive line transfer targets, a few names that jump out to me are four-star weak-side defensive end Reggie Grimes, four-star athlete J.J. Pegues, and four-star defensive tackle Omari Thomas.

Grimes, an Alabama legacy, is an interesting target who plays at Ravenwood (Tenn.) and, in my opinion, will ultimately decide between the Crimson Tide, the Tennessee Volunteers, the South Carolina Gamecocks, and the Ole Miss Rebels. He has yet to visit Oxford since his last unofficial with 2020 commit and close friend De’Arre McDonald make the trip earlier this summer.

Pegues, as you know, plays his high school football a stone’s throw from Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, and will most likely be in attendance a lot this year. This will be an Auburn vs. Ole Miss battle until National Signing Day. If he had to decide today, I would feel good about the Rebels’ chances.

Thomas, the teammate of three-star 2020 commit Jabari Small, should also be a frequent visitor this season. The Memphis native is just a quick drive up the road and Small will almost certainly be actively recruiting him all year up until he decides in January.

The 2021 and 2022 target list is impressive as well, especially at receiver and in the secondary. Four-star Antonio Harmon is a Rebel legacy and built like D.K. Metcalf. He will be the top player in the state before it’s all said and done in 2021. Cam Wright, another pass-catcher who hails from South Panola, is a stud, big-bodied receiver who Jacob Peeler covets. Buckhaulter, the Rebels’ lone 2021 commit, transferred to Heritage Academy and has the ideal nWo frame.

In the secondary, Rogers will be a top prospect in 2022 that Ole Miss will have to fend off just about everyone. Right now, LSU and Oregon are beating down the door, vying for an early commitment. Auburn will loom as well with former Rebel Marcus Woodson on staff.


Stay locked in here for any changes or additions throughout the weekend because remember y’all...

Recruiting never stops.