Moore commits

Four-star running back Kailo Moore has given a verbal commitment for third time, for the second time to Ole Miss.

Moore says he likes Ole Miss because – among other reasons — he has a chance to compete for championships.

He was originally a verbal commit for Houston Nutt but backed off Ole Miss when Nutt was fired and committed to Mississippi State.

It’s real big with them being on the rise for me. I think they have a chance to win the SEC and the national championship, and I could stay home and do it for my state. I saw how they were competing against the top teams in the country and they were just coming up a few plays short in the fourth quarter,” he said.

Ole Miss fans are hoping Moore, the West Bolivar star, begins a recruiting domino effect, and he very well might.

Moore says he’s spoken with safety Tony Conner and wide receiver Laquon Treadwell, and it looks good for the Rebels there as well as with other prospects.

I know with the class they’re bringing in with players like me and Antonio Conner, Robert Nkemdiche and Laquon Treadwell, it’s just going to be a team to be dealt with over the next four to five years. I feel like I can do something special at Ole Miss. We all do.”

Scout.com ranks Moore as the nation’s No. 16 running back. He chose Ole Miss over offers from Vanderbilt, Southern Miss and Memphis while gaining interest from Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and others.

He is the fourth running back committed in the class.

Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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  • Good news! You’re right, PA, it could be the start of a really special signing class for the Rebs. I try not to get too excited until we get signed LOIs, but it’s hard not to.

  • Archaeo

    Four Running Backs “seem” a bit much, but you never know especially with grades and all. Anyone in the stable look good for a position change or red shirting a year?

  • Parrish Alford

    Four does seem like a lot, and that no doubt played into Ashton Shumpert’s decision. The Rebels also return three talented backs — two of them freshmen. You can’t sign them all. With that total of seven it would seem someone would be prime for a position change or would run the risk of someone becoming unhappy over playing time and transferring.

  • mantachie

    PA are any of these guys solid built power runners like Ingram or lacy were at bama or are they the quick smaller type backs, i would love to see us get a deuce or even Brandon Bolden type back that can pick up those hard to get yards on 4th or at goal line

  • Parrish Alford

    Peyton Barber (5-11, 222) is a power guy who could help on fourth-and-1. The others are more speed. Dodson is listed at 5-10, 192 and could get better. Also, it’s unclear how firm Barber is in his commitment.


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