Ole Miss flips in-state defensive lineman James Williams from Mississippi State

Published 9:33 am Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Ole Miss has pulled off a couple of flips during the early signing period, including one from its in-state rival.

Callaway High defensive lineman James Williams signed with the Rebels on Wednesday. Williams had been committed to Mississippi State.

A consensus three-star recruit, the 6-foot-5, 285-pound Williams tallied 154 tackles, 32 tackles for loss and 50 quarterback hurries as a senior at Callaway and accounted for 49 tackles for loss and 24 sacks over his final two seasons with the Chargers. He’s rated Mississippi’s No. 4 overall recruit by Rivals and the nation’s No. 17 strongside defensive end by 247Sports.

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Also rated as the nation’s No. 40 defensive tackle prospect by Rivals, Williams could play on the edge or move inside at Ole Miss.