Sep 17, 2016; Oxford, MS, USA; Mississippi Rebels quarterback Chad Kelly (10) runs the ball during the second quarter of the game against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Bush-USA TODAY Sports
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The Ole Miss football team lost to Alabama on Saturday, but despite the loss, they set themselves up for success regarding multiple recruits.
Ole Miss played a football game in Oxford this weekend in front of a record crowd. Among that crowd, there were multiple star recruits in attendance.
Ole Miss has proven to be successful with recruits when they visit Oxford. This year’s class will be the one to make or break that belief.
Under the veil of a NCAA investigation, Ole Miss recruiting has settled down and been lackluster so far. The team has taken a lot of JUCO guys early on.
The class is being led by two linebackers so far. 4* Willie Gay and 3* Josh Clarke are the top commitments for the Rebels.
To go along with Clarke and Gay, 4* WR DD Bowie from Morton is also committed to Ole Miss.
Even with these big time commitments, the class is ranked 30th in the nation, which is ranked 11th in the SEC.
Ole Miss is ahead of Kentucky, Missouri, and Vanderbilt in the recruiting rankings. The Rebels are behind every other SEC team.
While the NCAA investigation has hindered the class so far, it is also early in the cycle. The Rebels have the time to improve the class and move back into the top 5 of the SEC.
Here are the top-ranked visitors from the past weekend’s game. Expect some more big-time recruits to be in Oxford next weekend as well.
Trey Smith is currently leaning towards committing to Tennessee due to his sister working on the Volunteer’s football team. But despite all of that, Smith is still considering Ole Miss and the Rebels are a real threat to take Smith from the Vols.