Tuesday, June 26, 2007

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(C-L)OXFORD — The commitment count for Ole Miss football is up to four - for today.
Chris Wilkes, a quarterback from Dr. Phillips (Fla.) High, and Demareo Marr, a cornerback from Northwest Community College, are the latest two tomake non-binding oral commitments to the Rebels and coach Ed Orgeron.The join Mississippi high school defensive linemen Josh Tillman and Willie Parker, who made public commitments this morning. It also followed a busy Monday in which South Panola High's Darius Barksdale, Bud Barksdale and Quin Sanford committed to the Rebels."I just wanted to find a place I knew I wanted to go," said Wilkes, who hasn't visited Ole Miss, yet. "I think it's a school that fits me."The 6-foot-4, 220-pound Wilkes is rated as a two-star prospect by Rivals.com, a recruiting Web site that rates prospects on a 1-5 scale. Wilkes, who is Ole Miss' first quarterback commitment for 2008, said he chose the Rebels over Georgia Tech, Miami, Colorado and Arizona State. He is planning to visit Ole Miss' campus in July.Marr, who committed to Ole Miss after visiting Thursday, hasn't been rated by Rivals.com. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound cornerback is from Olive Branch, but played his senior season at DeSoto Central High in Memphis.The 6-foot-2, 260-pound Packer and the 6-foot-4, 250-pound Tillman are rated as three-star prospects by Rivals.com. Packer is a three-star prospect according to Scout.com and is a member of the recruiting service's top 300 athletes. The 6-foot-5, 250-pound Tillman, whose cousin, Marcus, is a defensive end at Ole Miss, is rated as a one-star prospect by Scout.com.