Just 24 hours after securing a commitment from graduate transfer Kenny Yeboah from Temple, Lane Kiffin and the Rebels are back at it again, hitting up the transfer portal this time for a former top-100 player from Georgia.
Former four-star outside linebacker Otis Reese announced via Twitter Saturday evening that he would be leaving Athens for Oxford, joining Yeboah in Oxford. Although, Reese will have to sit out the 2020 season due to NCAA transfer rules.
The 6’3, 210-pound safety played in all 14 games this season for Kirby Smart’s Bulldogs but collected just three total tackles. As a freshman, he played in 11-of-14 games, making 13 tackles. Despite playing mostly garbage time snaps, he was known by teammates as a ferocious hitter on special teams.
Even in my darkest times, I have always believed, the light would shine & it’s TIME!!! @OleMissFB , @Lane_Kiffin , @CoachCPartridge ⚪️ COMMITTED ❗️❗️❗️ pic.twitter.com/NkFdvkKxPo— O Dog™.. (@otisreese13) January 18, 2020
Recruited by Chris Partridge in high school, Reese was a long-time Michigan commit before flipping on National Signing Day to Georgia. The newest Rebel is reunited with Partridge in Oxford and figures to factor into the secondary or the second level as an outside backer once he completes his one year hiatus. He will have three years to play two at Ole Miss.
Reese prepped at Lee County High School in the Peach State and was the nation’s No. 56 overall player and No. 4 outside linebacker in the 2018 class.