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Ole Miss Star Wide Receiver Tre Harris Announces Return For Final Season.

The Rebels’ biggest, baddest pass catcher will ride again in 2024

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Midway through this Ole Miss football season, no single piece of player news would have surprised me more than Tre Harris returning for another year with the Rebels. Jaxson Dart grad transferring to BYU? JJ Pegues switching positions to tight end? Caden Costa leaving to join the LIV tour? Whatever, sure. But if you told me that NFL scouts would look at Tre Harris and think anything other than “can I get away with waiting until the second round to draft this guy?”, I’d have called you crazy. And yet…

In an alternate universe, Harris never gets injured early against Tulane, then proceeds to shred Georgia Tech, makes some dominant plays against Alabama, and he all of a sudden finds himself in the Heisman conversation. And folks, he’s coming back.

Harris led the team with 47 receptions for 851 yards and 8 touchdowns, averaging over 18 yards per grab and winning contested catches at a rate that probably wouldn’t sound believable.

His announcement stands out among other big returning announcements from the likes of Caden Prieskorn, JJ Pegues, Jordan Watkins, and Micah Pettus. With Dayton Wade and Cedric Johnson both off to the NFL, there are only a few decisions we’re left waiting on: Jared Ivey, Jeremy James, John Saunders, and Khari Coleman come to mind. Jaxson Dart has not officially announced his return, but is widely believed to be sticking around. Those roster wins, in addition to what is shaping up to be a HOT portal season, make it clear that Ole Miss is gearing up for a run the likes of which most of us have never seen.