What they’re saying nationally about Ole Miss’ crop of early signees
Published 3:11 pm Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Ole Miss’ work on the recruiting trail Wednesday didn’t go unnoticed.
The Rebels inked 15 players during college football’s inaugural early signing period, including their top-ranked commit in U.S. Army All-American quarterback Matt Corral. Ole Miss started the day with 12 verbal commitments, signing 10 of them, and flipped four-star receiver Elijah Moore from Georgia. Ole Miss later pulled off an in-state flip from rival Mississippi State with the signing of Callaway High three-star defensive end James Williams — one of five defensive linemen to ink with the Rebels.
Ole Miss finished by adding a pair of its top uncommitted targets in Coffeyville Community College three-star linebacker Vernon Dasher, an NJCAA first-team All-American, and St. Clair County (Alabama) four-star lineman Jalen Cunningham, who will begin his college career on defense. Six signees were rated a four-star prospect by at least one recruiting service.
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The Rebels’ class vaulted from outside the top 60 at the start of the day in the 247Sports Composite team rankings to No. 34 as of late Wednesday afternoon with several recruiting analysts and journalists around the country taking notice with the following tweets.
#OleMiss added some needed speed in Elijiah Moore as he flipped from Georgie to the Rebels and he will be a serious offensive weapon for Matt Corral or whoever handles quarterback duties down the line. This was a great get by Matt Luke.
— Mike Farrell (@rivalsmike) December 20, 2017
Ole Miss is really on a roll here this morning. https://t.co/PMbJK6xCSV
— Rob Cassidy (@Cassidy_Rob) December 20, 2017
#OleMiss Matt Luke doing an impressive job w/ 1st class – navigating a tough situation – they landed an #ESPN300 QB, signed #1 JC RB & 2 big flips today in #ESPN300 WR Elijah Moore & a very good in-state DT James Williams. #HottyToddy fans should be very happy pic.twitter.com/u3Gyl3zCVj
— Craig Haubert (@CraigHaubert) December 20, 2017
Not really surprised @OleMissFB is having success today. Have heard too many people say the Rebs have a staff that connects well with prospects.
— Keith Niebuhr (@Keith247Sports) December 20, 2017
I really like what #OleMiss has done this morning… Matt Luke has made some noise with the flips of Elijah Moore and James Williams, then landing 4-star Jalen Cunningham. Check out https://t.co/PVm2xrC4up.https://t.co/7lWSRgMN2R
— Chad Simmons (@ChadSimmons_) December 20, 2017
Ole Miss, which is banned from postseason play next year and hired Matt Luke as its head coach, is having a stunningly good day on the recruiting front.
— Matt Scalici (@MattScalici) December 20, 2017