Here’s the 2013 Class as it stands now plus a little commentary. Hugh Freeze meets with media at 2 p.m.
This is the list and a bullet item from each signee in the order of announcement by Ole Miss:
TE Evan Engram: A land of opportunity for new tight ends. Narrowly missed 1,000 yards receiving on 40 catches as a senior.
QB Ryan Buchanan: One of the early commits. What do you need more in the spread/up tempo offense? Pocket passer or mobility? The likely answer is both. Buchanan is the pocket passer.
ATH Derrick Jones: All-district in football and basketball at Eupora.
RB Jordan Wilkins: Huge pick-up after departure of Peyton Barber. Rebels need a back that can bang.
QB Devante Kincade: Mr. Mobility.
WR Quincy Adeboyejo: Nick pick-up late in the process. Four stars, all-area second team in Dallas metro, former Texas Tech commit.
OL Davion Johnson: Three stars, rated among top 20 players in Mississippi.
WR Laquon Treadwell: Nation’s No. 1 WR prospect. Immediate impact expected.
WR Trey Bledsoe: Another talented athlete who has been in the class a long time. Missed time this season with a broken collar bone.
DB Bobby Hill: Second-team all-state in Georgia as a WR. Good hands are always good to have in the secondary.
DL Robert Nkemdiche: This guy enjoyed the recruiting process. As excited as they are to have him, many Ole Miss fans equally glad to have drama behind them.
OL Laremy Tunsil: Nation’s No. 1 OL prospect leads the way as Ole Miss loads up to replace two tackles who will be seniors next year. It’s not all about 2014 for Tunsil. Look for early playing time.
TE A.J. Jackson: At 6-6, a big target, athletic. Also served as long snapper.
RB Eugene Brazley: One of three speed backs in the class. Seemed to be more buzz about Moore and Dodson during the process, but Brazley is a four-star back, No. 20 player in Louisiana.
LB Ray Ray Smith: Three stars. No. 20 player in Alabama by Rivals.
OL Daronte Bouldin: Three stars, No. 6 player in Mississippi by Scout.
RB Kailo Moore: Four star back with lots of speed. Went Ole Miss to MSU to Ole Miss. 11-time Class 2A champion in high school track career.
OL Austin Golson: Four stars, another key lineman where Ole Miss got in late and closed the deal.
DB Tony Conner: Freeze went head-to-head with Saban to keep local talent at home.
DL Herbert Moore: At 330 pounds, a lot of mass in the middle where Rebels lose Gilbert Pena, Uriah Grant.
DB David Kamara: Nkemdiche’s good friend. Rated No. 70 cornerback in country by Rivals.com.