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Rebel pledge helping lead Laurel at 5A state tournament

By John Davis, Oxford Citizen There were still a few sweat beads on the face of Octavious Cooley minutes after Laurel’s victory over Center Hill in the MHSAA Class 5A state basketball quarterfinals Wednesday night.

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Armani Linton getting good response in encouraging others to consider Ole Miss

I visited with Ole Miss signee Armani Linton Monday for a feature coming up for the print edition. A four-star prospect from a small school at Walnut High, Linton is rated among the top 15 safeties in the country and

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Fat Tuesday for Rebels

From the Mother Ship, John Davis’ take on Shea Patterson’s commitment to Ole Miss.

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5-star Patterson pledges for Rebels over LSU Tigers

By John Davis, Oxford Citizen LSU has its Ed Orgeron, but the Rebels now have their Shea Patterson. 

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Class of 2015: Defensive Backs

Last in a series … Collectively, the six defensive backs signed might be the most exciting position grouping among the class. It’s a mix of old and new, guys with stars and ratings, guys with potential. I’m including Jalen Julius

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Class of 2015: Linebackers

Sixth in a series … The Rebels picked up two inside linebackers at a position of need when they landed juco transfer Terry Caldwell and South Florida prospect Shawn Curtis. There just aren’t that many scholarship linebackers on the roster,

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Q & A with Branden Wenzel

By John Davis, Oxford Citizen This week’s Q & A is with Branden Wenzel, the assistant recruiting director for Ole Miss football. Wenzel, along with the help of Lee Wilbanks and Bruce Johnson, two recruiting coordinators, help keep Ole Miss

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Class of 2015: Wide Receivers

Fourth in a series … It’s way too early to call Ole Miss Wide Receiver U on the strength of signing day excitement. For every heralded group of signees there are some who don’t meet the expectations of themselves and

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The Class of 2015: Quarterback

Third in a series … Hugh Freeze picked up what many call the No. 1 junior college quarterback in the country in Chad Kelly but picked up Kelly’s baggage too. Freeze spoke about the Kelly decision on signing day. The

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The Class of 2015: Running Back

Taking a look at the Rebels’ running back line signee … Most of these updates will be plural in that first line, but there’s only one running back. I profiled Eric Swinney in today’s print edition. On a day when

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The Class of 2015: Offensive Line

First in a series … Taking a look at the Rebels’ offensive line signees and why not begin the series with the elephant in the room – Drew Richmond. Clearly the Ole Miss group would have been better had it included this

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Signing Day coverage

From the Mother Ship, our take on signing day for Ole Miss. The Rebels endured some late losses, but Hugh Freeze talked confidently about getting players who were the right fit for the program. While there were guys who flipped

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Know Your Recruit: LB Curtis a steal from Pitt

By John Davis, Oxford Citizen A late flip at linebacker for the Ole Miss Rebels may turn into the biggest addition of the 2015 class.

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