Ole Miss already have verbal commitments from four-star receivers Bralon Brown and Adonai Mitchell and, per sources, are looking for at least two more to round out the 2021 class. New position coach and long-time staffer Derrick Nix may not have to go far to close things up for his room though.
Within the state of Mississippi, there are five receivers who the Rebels have their eyes on right now, potentially vying for the final two spots. Lane Kiffin and his staff have put an emphasis on recruiting anywhere and everywhere, but the talent inside the state lines is good enough to put the finishing touches on one of the best wide out hauls in the nation.
So, as the calendar turns to June and the players start to slowly return to campus, let’s take a look at those five names.
4-star Isaiah Brevard
The top-rated player in Mississippi made waves last month when he announced a top seven that did not include Ole Miss. And this was just a month after Rivals’ Chad Simmons put the Rebels ahead of the pack in his Ranking the Contenders piece.
Despite not being listed in a graphic on Twitter, I still think Brevard is No. 1 on Ole Miss’ receiver board and they are not out of it just yet. I have already talked about how I think Oregon is going to be a big-time contender for his signature due to Joe Moorhead being on staff in Eugene, but I also think Georgia is going to continue to recruit him to the very end as well.
#OleMiss 2021 four-star WR target Isaiah Brevard out of Southaven, Mississippi. pic.twitter.com/5ZZMAMPUBc— Derrell Hart Jr., Pharm.D. (@Derrell_PharmD) February 10, 2020
4-star Antonio Harmon
Second on Ole Miss’ wide receiver board is Mr. Harmon. He isn’t one to do a lot of talking or post a ton on social media, but his family connections, affinity for proving himself as a big-time receiver, and Lane Kiffin’s ability to be flexible with any kind of pass-catcher makes Ole Miss a desirable destination.
Antonio Harmon| @aharmon2021 pic.twitter.com/cpixy0u1Gj— Mike Espy (@ESPN3ALLDAY) June 1, 2020
Harmon and Kiffin seem like a perfect fit with his history of working with receivers at Southern Cal and Alabama and now at Ole Miss with the early commitments of Bralon Brown and Adonai Mitchell. Derrick Nix is also playing a prominent role here as his potential position coach as he is well-known inside state lines and has been a part of his recruitment since he entered the 9th grade.
3-star Kanarious Johnson
Johnson’s lone offer is from the Rebels and his size is certainly something that jumps off the page at you, much like Ole Miss’ current commits and targets for this class. Unfortunately for Kanarious, he is running third behind Brevard and Harmon. But, as I like to say, you can’t teach 6’3.
@Kanarius5 Everybody says Antonio Harmon looks like DK Metkalf, if so Here’s AJ Brown ! Big & Strong with speed . Killer in the red zone pic.twitter.com/SzeoVaeYjF— Mississippi 2nd Tier Recruiting (@Scottlindsey15) May 8, 2020
3-star Brandon Buckhaulter
The former Ole Miss flipped to Mississippi State in February and seems to be running behind the aforementioned targets on this list. He also is someone that could be destined for a position change at the next level. Mike Leach certainly knows a thing or two about throwing the football and getting his receivers the football so he could easily stick with his decision there.
Round 1 pick 1 @OleMissFB @Lane_Kiffin @DerrickDnix pic.twitter.com/XUbWKrv2KK— Brandon Buckhaulter (@KvngBman) April 24, 2020
3-star Cameron Wright
The last name on the list preps at a familiar place. The South Panola wide out fits the Jeff Lebby receiver frame to a T. The lack of a summer camp season hurt prospects like Wright and his offer sheet has yet to reap the rewards because of it. Memphis’ Anthony Jones is recruiting the big-bodied receiver for the Tigers and if you made me guess right now where he is leaning I would say he will join their 2021 class.
last ride starts tomorrow ... embracing it all.. #businessyear pic.twitter.com/mq5JZwc4zR— one seven (@FadeEmUpCam) May 31, 2020