Ole Miss National Signing Day 2017 results: Rebels finalize recruiting class
Published 6:00 am Wednesday, February 1, 2017
National Signing Day is here and Ole Miss’ 2017 signing class is complete.
Ole Miss started National Signing Day with 15 commitments and can sign as many as 22 prospects in this cycle. The EAGLE will follow all of the day’s happenings and update this post as commitments are made and signings are confirmed.
Check back throughout the day for National Signing Day updates. The most recent updates will be at the top of the post.
NOTE: Six members of the class — Grayson High (Georgia) linebacker Breon Dixon, Katy High (Texas) defensive end Ryder Anderson, Jones County JC defensive end Markel Winters, Jones County JC cornerback Javien Hamilton, Northeast Mississippi CC linebacker Brenden Williams and New Mexico Military quarterback Jordan Ta’amu — have already enrolled and will go through spring practice.
— Larrell Murchison has flipped to N.C. State. Ole Miss had a late signee in Park Hill (Missouri) defensive end Chester Graves, but Graves will reportedly be placed in a junior college.
— Gabe DeArmond (@GabeDeArmond) February 1, 2017
— Ole Miss has signed 21 players as of 2:45 p.m. The Rebels are still waiting on word from junior college defensive tackle commit Larrell Murchison, who’s also considering N.C. State, South Carolina and Georgia, but some late drama has delayed a final decision.
As it stands, the Rebels’ class is ranked 32nd nationally by Scout.com, 33rd by 247Sports.com, 36th by ESPN and 41st by Rivals.com.
— Morton four-star athlete D.D. Bowie has officially signed.
— Grayson (Loganville, Georgia) three-star offensive tackle Tony Gray has signed with Ole Miss. The 6-foot-5, 290-pound Gray joins linebacker Breon Dixon as players from Grayson in this class, continuing a recent pipeline from the Atlanta-area school that started with Denzel and Robert Nkemdiche.
— Morton four-star athlete D.D. Bowie announces he will stick with his commitment and sign with Ole Miss. Bowie, who was also heavily recruited by Mississippi State, is the Rebels’ highest-ranked commitment.
— Callaway (Hogansville, Georgia) receiver Braylon Sanders, who committed to the Rebels this morning, has signed.
— Ole Miss has flipped New Hope (Columbus) three-star defensive tackle Tae-Kion Reed from Mississippi State.
— Ole Miss has received Kam White’s NLI.
— Riverdale (Jefferson, Louisiana) linebacker commit Josh Clarke and Presbyterian Christian School (Hattiesburg) running back Isaiah Woullard have signed. Clarke, ranked a four-star prospect by ESPN and a three-star recruit by the other major recruiting services, has been committed since June while Woullard committed this morning.
— Three-star safety commit A.J. Harris has signed, per Ole Miss. Harris played his high school ball at Bob Jones in Madison, Alabama.
— Clinton athlete Kam White has signed with Ole Miss. White, ranked as a four-star prospect by Rivals.com, was committed to Iowa State before decommitting in January. He’ll get a look at defensive back.
— Arrow Athletics (@ArrowsAthletics) February 1, 2017
— A surprise for Ole Miss: Callaway (Hogansville, Georgia) four-star athlete Braylon Sanders has committed to the Rebels. Sanders will likely play receiver at Ole Miss.
— Kevin Eckleberry (@lagrangesports) February 1, 2017
— Ole Miss announces Minden (Mooringsport, Louisiana) linebacker Zikerrion Baker has signed. Baker is ranked a three-star prospect by 247Sports.com and a two-star recruit by Scout.com
— Three-star quarterback commit Alex Faniel is the first to send in his National Letter of Intent. Ole Miss announces it’s also received signed NLIs from Sandalwood (Jacksonville, Florida) defensive tackle Sincere David, St. Aloysius (Vicksburg) offensive lineman Ben Brown, Hillsboro (Nashville, Tennessee) receiver JaVonta Payton, McEachern (Georgia) defensive back C.J. Miller and West Plano (Texas) linebacker Mohamed Sanogo. Faniel and Brown were previously committed.
— Hillsboro (Nashville, Tennessee) receiver JaVonta Payton has committed to Ole Miss. The 6-foot-1 Payton is a consensus three-star prospect.
— Trezevant (Memphis) four-star running back Cordarrian Richardson has committed to Maryland. Ole Miss was a finalist along with Michigan State and Oklahoma.
— A local note: Lafayette defensive end Amani Johnson has announced he’ll walk on at Ole Miss.
Amani Johnson walking on at Ole Miss pic.twitter.com/OhLcUflHUK
— Jake Thompson (@JakeThompsonOE) February 1, 2017
— Ole Miss loses out on Starkville four-star linebacker and former commit Willie Gay, who will stay close to home at Mississippi State. Gay was committed to Ole Miss for four months before decommitting in October.
— Presbyterian Christian School (Hattiesburg) running back Isaiah Woullard is headed to Ole Miss. Woullard was offered late in the process.
PCS Running Back Isaiah Woullard is officially an Ole Miss Rebel pic.twitter.com/mbZjpe51wP
— Jacob Kemp (@Jacob_Kemp2) February 1, 2017
— McEachern (Georgia) three-star defensive back C.J. Miller has committed to Ole Miss, according to McEachern High football’s official Twitter account. Ole Miss has yet to announce any signed National Letters of Intent as of 8:50 a.m.
— Ole Miss’ first commitment of the day comes from West Plano (Texas) linebacker Mohamed Sanogo. Sanogo, the fourth linebacker commitment in the class, is rated a four-star prospect by Rivals.com and Scout.com and a three-star recruit by 247Sports.com.
Excited to announce that I will be spending the next 4 years playing football and furthering my education at the University of Mississippi!! pic.twitter.com/t3E6dpvEnN
— White Ranger ™ (@_momosanogo) February 1, 2017
— Covington (Georgia) defensive back Eric Stokes commits to Georgia. The three-star prospect had Ole Miss among his finalists.