East Mississippi has won two NJCAA national championships the past three seasons with players who have gone on to play at Ole Miss.
Quarterback Bo Wallace and linebacker Christian Russell are just two of the reasons why the Lions have been the nation’s best junior college football team the past five seasons. There is another former Ole Miss signee, DJ Law, that head coach Buddy Stephens is hoping ends up being a Rebel in a couple of seasons.
Law signed with Ole Miss, and Utah, this past February on National Signing Day. Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze let Law out of his letter of intent when it was discovered he had double signed. Law, a native of Haines City, Fla., failed to gain entrance into Utah and he is now in Scooba, playing for the top-ranked Lions.
Stephens called Law “outstanding” when describing his play-making ability. He is going to line up at wide receiver and at running back, his main position in high school.
“It was tough because DJ signed with two teams on signing day and Utah wasn’t helping us. They were fighting against us to get DJ,” Stephens said. “DJ has had some academic issues that we really, really, really work hard over the summer to get him ready to play. Our job is to get him a degree and get him back to Ole Miss. That’s the plan. He is a great kid and phenomenal athlete. He has great hands, he’s fast, great vision. We really, really like him.”