by John Luke McCord
Yesterday in a release from Ole Miss that was supposed to be announcing the addition of a new player in Fadol Brown. However, it also entailed the departure of Maikhail Miller. Miller was a rising sophomore quarterback from Fulton, MS(Itawamba Agricultural High School).
When Freeze first arrived there had been a decision made to greyshirt Miller or even ask him to attend another school, however, Freeze decided to give him what he had been guaranteed, a scholarship. He greyshirted his first semester and was put on scholarship in the Spring of his freshman year. Since then he has run third in the race to be the starting quarterback. In February, Ole Miss inked two highly regarded quarterbacks in Devante Kincade and Ryan Buchanan. The future for Miller looked bleak. He had once been asked about exploring a new position, but that was not something he was interested in.
Here is the release from Ole Miss:
OXFORD, Miss. – Hugh Freeze and the Ole Miss coaching staff have added one more to the Rebels’ impressive 2013 signing class with the addition of sophomore transfer Fadol Brown.
Brown, a 6-4, 275-pound defensive lineman, joins a recruiting class that made waves across the country on National Signing Day and was a consensus top-10 rated class by the major recruiting services.
A native of Charleston, S.C., Brown played at Florida International University last year as a freshman, registering eight tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks in 10 games. After leaving the school, he was recruited by most of the Southeastern Conference schools and several others before deciding to be a Rebel. He is rated a three-star prospect by Rivals.com.
Brown was the Class AA Lineman of the Year and Region 6-A Defensive Player of the Year his senior season at Charleston’s Burke High School in 2010. He made 107 tackles, including 35 TFLs and 15 sacks while helping Burke to the Region 6-A title and a state playoff berth. A two-time all-region selection, he also played tight end and had 28 catches for 420 yards and two touchdowns as a senior. Brown enrolled at FIU in the spring of 2012.
He will sit out the 2013 season due to NCAA transfer rules and will then have three years to play three for the Rebels.
Freeze also announced on Tuesday that sophomore quarterback Maikhail Miller has elected to transfer.
Here are some tweets from yesterday from Parrish’s twitter feed:
QB Maikhail Miller says #OleMiss coach Hugh Freeze “thought it was a good decision” for Miller to transfer. Miller: “We came to agreement.”
Miller says he has some possible transfer destinations in mind but has not spoken with other schools yet. #OleMiss