The Ole Miss Rebels landed the 18th ranked recuriting class according to college recruiting website Rivals.com. The class included 8 of the 12 Dandy Dozen players (Clarion Ledger) and 4 US Army All-Americans.
The Rebels brought in 22 new players on National Signing Day, according to Coach Houston Nutt.
Two big positions of need were addressed on NSD as the Rebels brought in 4 highly talented wide recievers and 3 defensive backs.
The 2011 class was headlined by 5-star middle linebacker C.J. Johnson, who verbally commited to the Rebels last week, but made it official today by signing his national letter of intent.
Johnson's recruiting story made headlines earlier in the month when he decomitted from Ole Miss rival Mississippi State after being heckled by fans on Facebook. Johnson, from Philadelphia, MS, was one of many Mississippi recruits that decided to stay in state.
Nick Brassell from Batesville, MS leads the highly toted wide reciever class. Brassell was a 4-star recruit out of South Panola High School. Coach Nutt fully expects to see Brassell see the field on both offense and defense.
Six foot tall defensive back Senquez Golson from Pascagoula, MS was a highly sought after cornerback and will add great depth to the Rebels secondary.
By far the strangest Signing Day story came from Oxford today and ended up hurting the Rebels class. 4 star DB Floyd Raven had already verbally committed to Texas A&M, which must have confused officials at Ole Miss today when they were faxed Raven's letter of intent to play at Ole Miss. It turns out Raven's mom wanted him to attend Ole Miss so badly that she forged his signature on a letter of intent and sent it to Ole Miss. The mistake was sorted out and Raven signed to play at Texas A&M.
The entire Rebel recruiting class is listed below. The 22 incoming freshman can be seen in action on April 16th in Ole Miss' annual spring game, the Grove Bowl.
Name/Stars Pos Hometown Height Weight
|T.J. Worthy 3 stars||WR||Gadsden City, ALGadsden City||6'2"||180||4.6||3 stars||5.6||7/21/10||4 videos||24||1/21/11||Mike Markuson|
|Kameron Wood 3 stars||DE||Birmingham, ALJohn Carroll||6'4"||220||4.6||3 stars||5.6||8/13/10||2 videos||31||19||1/21/11||Mike Markuson|
|Zack Stoudt 3 stars||QB||Council Bluffs, IAIowa Western C.C.||6'5"||225||4.8||3 stars||5.6||12/13/10||2 videos||12/10/10|
|Tobias Singleton 4 stars||WR||Madison, MSMadison Central||6'2"||187||4.4||4 stars||5.8||1/8/11||14 videos||20||5||1/21/11||Derrick Nix|
|Cody Prewitt 4 stars||ATH||Bay Springs, MSSylva Bay Academy||6'3"||200||4 stars||5.8||6/9/10||1 video||16||10||1/21/11|
|Wesley Pendleton 3 stars||DB||Wesson, MSCopiah-Lincoln C.C.||5'11"||180||4.3||3 stars||5.6||12/5/10||1 video||12/3/10||Kim Dameron|
|Gilbert Pena 3 stars||DT||Brooklyn, NYASA College||6'4"||315||5.0||3 stars||5.7||12/15/10||1 video||12/4/10|
|Ivan Nicholas 3 stars||DB||Brooklyn, NYASA College||5'11"||195||4.5||3 stars||5.6||12/5/10||1 video||12/3/10|
|Jamal Mosley 3 stars||TE||Senatobia, MSNorthwest Mississippi C.C.||6'4"||250||3 stars||5.7||8/24/10||1 video||1/21/11||James Shibest|
|Aaron Morris 4 stars||OL||Jackson, MSCallaway||6'5"||310||4 stars||5.8||8/24/10||2 videos||13||4||1/21/11||Mike Markuson, Derrick Nix|
|Philander Moore 3 stars||ATH||Brenham, TXBlinn C.C.||5'10"||180||4.4||3 stars||5.5||1/7/11||1 video||1/5/11|
|Collins Moore 3 stars||WR||Madison, ALBob Jones||6'2"||185||4.5||3 stars||5.7||8/8/10||3 videos||56||10||1/21/11||Mike Markuson|
|Donte Moncrief 4 stars||WR||Raleigh, MSRaleigh||6'2"||203||4.5||4 stars||5.8||7/18/10||6 videos||17||3||1/21/11||Ron Dickerson|
|Maikhail Miller 3 stars||QB||Fulton, MSItawamba Agricultural||6'3"||235||3 stars||5.6||7/19/10||1 video||23||25||1/21/11||Derrick Nix|
|Marcus Mayers 3 stars||LB||Taylorsville, MSTaylorsville||6'2"||195||3 stars||5.7||7/19/10||1 video||25||13||1/21/11||Tyrone Nix|
|Keith Lewis 3 stars||LB||Tampa, FLFreedom||6'2"||216||3 stars||5.6||12/23/10||1 video||57||12/3/10||Chris Vaughn|
|C.J. Johnson 5 stars||LB||Philadelphia, MSPhiladelphia||6'3"||235||4.6||5 stars||6.1||1/25/11||7 videos||2||21||1||1/21/11||Tyrone Nix, Derrick Nix|
|Ethan Hutson 3 stars||OL||Destrehan, LADestrehan||6'4"||295||5.4||3 stars||5.7||6/25/10||5 videos||8||17||Mike Markuson, Kim Dameron|
|Woodrow Hamilton 3 stars||DT||Raleigh, MSRaleigh||6'3"||265||3 stars||5.6||7/21/10||1 video||23||1/21/11||Tyrone Nix|
|Mitch Hall 3 stars||OL||Russellville, ARRussellville||6'6"||330||5.3||3 stars||5.6||5/18/10||1 video||10||1/21/11||Mike Markuson, James Shibest|
|Uriah Grant 3 stars||DT||Fullerton, CAFullerton C.C.||6'1"||280||5.0||3 stars||5.6||1/23/11||2 videos||1/21/11|
|Senquez Golson 3 stars||DB||Pascagoula, MSPascagoula||6'0"||180||3 stars||5.7||7/21/10||2 videos||33||12||1/21/11||Terry Price|
|Aaron Garbutt 3 stars||DB||Fullerton, CAFullerton C.C.||6'3"||215||4.4||3 stars||5.6||12/27/10||1 video||12/6/10||Terry Price, Ron Dickerson|
|Serderius Bryant 3 stars||LB||Sanford, FLSeminole||5'10"||202||4.5||3 stars||5.5||7/4/10||1 video||1/21/11||Terry Price|
|Chelarvez Brown 3 stars||DB||Winona, MSWinona||6'2"||188||4.5||3 stars||5.6||6/13/10||5 videos||46||19||1/21/11||Derrick Nix|
|Nickolas Brassell 4 stars||WR||Batesville, MSSouth Panola||6'0"||175||4 stars||5.9||2/2/11||18 videos||7||51||2||1/21/11|
|Justin Bell 3 stars||OL||Jackson, MSCallaway||6'3"||320||3 stars||5.6||8/28/10||1 video|