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