Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Nutts First Class

Well signing day is all but over. It was about as I expected it to be for the Rebels, we lost some on the last day and we gained some. From the major recruiting websites, the Rebel signing class is where most thought they would wind up ranked in the mid 2o's and low 30's among the NCAA signing classes. The Rebels had a great pick up in running back Enrique Davis, the number one ranked prep school player in America.

The only commit left unsigned is Tig Barksdale, who has not made up his mind if he wants to accept the academic road that Ole Miss has laid out for him. Tig will either sign with the Rebels or sign with NWCC to play next year. Either way I doubt this guy will be on the field for the Rebels next year due to academic battles he has to face.

It really is a sad story what goes on at South Panola, you would think one of these days someone is going to hire a real good academic counselor to teach these kids and that the coaches are going to stay on top of these kids to make their grades. I know it is not just USP, and that it goes on everywhere. But year after year some of the most talented kids in the state do not make it to play in various SEC schools due to their poor grades from South Panola.

Oh well, all and all some ups and downs, but seems to be a pretty decent class and this is what many of Nutt's signing classes will look like while he is at Ole Miss.

Ferbia Allen DE/TE 6-5 225 Pine Bluff, Ark. (Dollarway)
Brandon Bolden RB 5-11 215 Baton Rouge, La. (Scotlandville Magnet)
Enrique Davis RB 6-1 215 Lynn Haven, Fla. (A. Crawford Mosley; Hargrave)
E.J. Epperson TE 6-3 230 Humboldt, Tenn. (High)
Brandon Green* OL 6-2 315 Southaven, Miss. (High; Northwest Miss. C.C.)
H.R. Greer FB 6-0 225 Olive Branch, Miss. (Southern Baptist)
Andrew Harris WR 6-2 195 St. Petersburg, Fla. (St. Petersburg Catholic; Hargrave)Gerald Harris* TE 6-5 245 Terrell, Texas (Terrell; Navarro College)
Melvin Harris WR 6-6 185 Buford, Ga. (High)
Aaron Hawkins OL 6-3 315 Lithonia, Ga. (Martin Luther King)
Lekenwic Haynes DB 6-3 200 Rosenberg, Texas (B. F. Terry)
Derrick Herman DB 5-11 185 Cleveland, Miss. (High)
Jason Jones LB 6-2 220 Albany, Ga. (Westover)
Randall Mackey ATH 6-1 180 Bastrop, La. (High)
Demareo Marr DB 6-2 180 Southaven, Miss. (DeSoto Central; Northwest Miss. C.C.)Hunter Miller DB 6-1 185 Sherwood, Ark. (Sylvan Hills)
Jared Mitchell* DB 6-3 190 Chesterfield, Mo. (Parkway Central; Hargrave)
Gerald Rivers DE 6-5 240 Ellenwood, Ga. (Cedar Grove)
Brandon Sanders DB 6-0 190 Suwanee, Ga. (Peachtree Ridge)
Justin Smith DL 6-4 280 Alpharetta, Ga. (Chattahoochee)
Nathan Stanley QB 6-5 195 Tahlequah, Okla. (Sequoyah)
Emmanuel Stephens* DE 6-2 220 Houston, Texas (Waltrip; Blinn C.C.)
Andre Sterling RB 5-10 200 Knoxville, Tenn. (Farragut)
Joshua Tatum OL 6-5 315 Marbury, Ala. (Marbury)
Devin Thomas RB 5-11 195 San Antonio, Texas (Madison)
Patrick Trahan LB 6-3 225 New Orleans, La. (St. Augustine; Auburn;Northwest Miss. )Kermit Tyler OL 6-4 335 New Orleans, La. (L.W Higgins)
Julian Whitehead* DB 5-10 180 Lilburn, Ga. (Parkview; Hargrave)
Chris Wilkes QB 6-4 220 Orlando, Fla. (Dr. Phillips)
Horatio Williams WR 6-2 175 Oxford, Miss. (High)
Rudy Wilson DB 6-0 200 Port Orange, Fla. (Mainland; Hargrave)