Mississippi’s Brassell to transfer

Mississippi sophomore Nickolas Brassell has decided to transfer after losing his academic eligibility.

Brassell was one of the few bright spots during a dismal 2011 season for Ole Miss. As a freshman, he was one of the only two-way players in recent program history, starting six games at receiver and another at cornerback.

He caught 24 passes for 336 yards and two touchdowns on offense. He made 14 tackles and had five pass breakups on defense.

Freeze said in a statement from the university that the staff ”did all we could do to help Nick, and we wish him the very best.” Brassell sat out for the majority of the team’s spring workouts so he could focus on his academics.