Olive Branch LB commits to Ole Miss

This from John Luke McCord:

Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze and his staff got some good news today. Ole Miss landed a commitment from coveted 2015 linebacker Fred Walls from Olive Branch, Mississippi.

Walls is an important local piece to the Rebels’ 2015 class. The Rebels have long-wanted the homegrown middle linebacker and they have locked him up very early in the process. Walls also continues the connection the Rebels have with one of Mississippi’s top high school programs, as Walls will be following teammate and 2014 Ole Miss commit Alfred Dickens.

Walls rates as the 30th best inside linebacker in the country, 18th best player in his home state and is ranked three stars with a rating of 84 by the 247sports composite rankings for the 2015 recruiting cycle.

Hugh Freeze and the Rebels were the only to school to offer Walls, but he also had interest from the likes of Mississippi State, Tennessee and Auburn. Walls could possibly add offers from those programs and more when next Spring’s evaluation period arrives. This is why it was key for the Rebels to lock him in early. With that being said, it makes sense Walls would end the process early, as he has been considered a lean to Ole Miss for quite some time.

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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