Ole Miss National Signing Day tracker
Published 12:03 pm Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Wednesday is the official National Signing Day for high school football. Ole Miss landed 25 players back in December during the early signing day, and have a handful of more slots to fill including potential commitments from some big names in Mississippi and throughout the south. Check here for live updates throughout the day.
Full class to date:
From today’s National Signing Day:
Jerrion Ealy – 5-star RB, Jackson, MS
Lakia Henry – 4-star LB, Dodge City CC
John Rhys Plumlee – 4-star QB, Hattiesburg, MS
Jonathan Mingo – 4-star WR, Brandon, MS
LeDarrius Cox – 3-star DT, Mobile, AL
Brandon Mack – 3-star DE, Birmingham, AL
From the mid-December Signing Day:
Darius Thomas – 4-star OT – Jonesboro, AR
Sam Williams – 4-star DE, Northeast Mississippi CC
Eric Jeffries – 3-star LB, Oxford, MS
Jay Stanley – 3-star S, Brandon, MS
Reece McIntyre – 3-star OT, Buford, GA
Carter Colquitt – 3-star OT, Buford, GA
Jeremy James – 3-star OT, Cumming, GA
Bryce Ramsey – 3-star OG, Gulfport, MS
Caleb Warren – 3-star OT, Louisville, MS
Nick Broeker – 3-star OT, Springfield, IL
Jadon Jackson – 3-star WR, Centerton, AR
Jonathan Haynes – 3-star S, Ellisville, MS
Jamar Richardson – 3-star CB, Aliceville, AL
Jordan Jernigan – 3-star WR, Tupelo, MS
Kinkead Dent – 3-star QB, Jackson, MS
Jalen Jordan – 3-star CB, Lake Cormorant, MS
A.J. Finley – 3-star S, Mobile, AL
Ashanti Cistrunk – 3-star LB, Louisville, MS
Snoop Conner – 3-star RB, Hattiesburg, MS
Ontario Drummond – 3-star WR, Laurel, MS
Patrick Lucas – 3-star DL, Wetumpka, AL
Deantre Price – 3-star DB, Charleston, MS
Tavario Standifer – 3-star LB, Tupelo, MS
Grant Tisdale – 3-star QB, Allen, TX
Things got started for Luke and Co. a littler earlier than expected. Four-star quarterback John Rhys Plumlee took to Twitter on Monday night to commit to the Rebels. The Oak Grove High School product was previously committed to Georgia, but had reopened his recruitment in December. This represented a critical in-state get for Ole Miss, as he will join a crowded crop of young quarterbacks. The Rebels already signed four-star quarterback Grant Tisdale and three-star Kinkead Dent in the early windows, both of which enrolled early.
The biggest decision came in at 11:15 a.m. from Jackson. Jerrion Ealy, the nation’s No. 3 running back according to 247sports, signed to play in Oxford. The Jackson Prep prospect committed to Ole Miss in Dec. of 2017. However, he backed off of his commitment earlier this year, taking late visits to both Alabama and Clemson. Additionally, Ealy’s signing is far from ironclad that he’ll even attend Ole Miss. He’s projected to be an early 1st round pick in June’s MLB draft. If he is to enroll at Ole Miss, he will play both football and baseball.
“I love both sports, but baseball has my heart,” Ealy said on ESPN following his signing. “Right now it’s baseball.”
Already a strong group for the Rebels, they added another top wide receiver prospect in four-star Jonathan Mingo on Wednesday. Mingo committed to Matt Luke over the summer, but Ole Miss had to hold off late pushes from Georgia and Mississippi State to sign the in-state Brandon product. Mingo hauled in 77 passes for 1,451 yards and 14 touchdowns in his final high school season, being named an Under Armour All-American.
Depth among the defensive line was arguably the most bolstered single group in this late signing window. Ole Miss got a critical flip in three-star defensive tackle LeDarrius Cox early in the day. Cox had been committed for quite a while to play at Tennessee, before a late Rebel push. They also signed three-star defensive end Brandon Mack out of Birmingham, Alabama. Mack chose Ole Miss over Mississippi State, LSU and Kentucky, among others.
The last letter to come across the fax machine for the Rebels was that of Lakia Henry. The seventh 4-star member of the 2019 class, Henry was the nation’s No. 3 JUCO recruit according to 247 sports. Henry chose Ole Miss over Alabama, Auburn, Texas and others.
For information on the recruits from the early signing window, see the story back from mid-December.