Ole Miss football early signing period 2017 live updates: Rebels sign 10 commits, flip two recruits from SEC schools

Published 6:00 am Wednesday, December 20, 2017

College football’s inaugural early signing period begins today with Ole Miss expected to ink at least 10 players to its 2018 class over the next 72 hours. The Rebels begin the day with 12 verbal commitments.

Check back here for updates throughout the day.


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With Corral in the fold, Ole Miss has inked each commitment that’s expected to sign in the early signing period. The Rebels’ class began the day ranked outside the top 60 in the 247Sports Composite team rankings but has vaulted to No. 33 with some of the new additions.

Consensus four-star quarterback commit Matt Corral has signed. A product of Long Beach Poly (California), Corral, a U.S. Army All-American who recently flipped his commitment from Florida, is rated the nation’s No. 3 pro-style quarterback by the 247Sports Composite rankings.


Presbyterian Christian School (Hattiesburg) running back Isaiah Woullard has signed with Ole Miss.


Hillcrest High (Tuscaloosa, Alabama) linebacker commit Jacquez Jones has signed. The 6-foot-1, 225-pounder, rated a four-star prospect by ESPN, is the third linebacker to officially join the class.


Another commitment, Madison Central safety Cameron White, has signed. The 6-foot-2, 195-pound White is a consensus three-star prospect.


Jones County Junior College running back Scottie Phillips has signed with Ole Miss, becoming the sixth commit to make it official. The 5-foot-9, 198-pound Phillips is ranked a four-star recruit by ESPN.


An in-state flip: Ole Miss has signed Callaway High defensive lineman James Williams, who was committed to Mississippi State. A consensus three-star recruit, Williams, at 6-foot-5 and 285 pounds, could play inside or on the edge.


Oxbridge Academy (West Palm Beach, Florida) three-star defensive back commit Keidron Smith has signed.


Ole Miss signs another uncommitted prospect in St. Clair County (Alabama) lineman Jalen Cunningham. The 6-foot-6, 345-pound Cunningham, rated a four-star prospect by Rivals, chose the Rebels over Alabama, Georgia and others and could play on either side of the ball.


Two more commitments have made it official in Vestavia Hills (Alabama) linebacker Jonathan Hess and Eufaula (Alabama) defensive tackle KD Hill. Hess and Hill are both three-star prospects.



Commitment Hal Northern, a three-star defensive tackle from Northwest Mississippi Community College, has signed. The 6-foot-2, 290-pound Northern, a native of Tunica, was recently named an NJCAA first-team All-American.


Wayne County High defensive tackle Quentin Bivens is the second commitment to sign. The 6-foot-3, 290-pounder is a consensus three-star prospect.


One of Ole Miss’ top targets, Coffeyville Community College (Kansas) linebacker Vernon Dasher, has signed with the Rebels. The 6-foot-3, 215-pound Dasher, who also had Kansas State among his favorites, was recently named an NJCAA first-team All-American.


Flip alert: St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida) four-star receiver Elijah Moore has flipped from Georgia and signed with Ole Miss.


Byrnes High (South Carolina) four-star receiver Demarcus Gregory is the first commit to make it official.