Rebels garner pledge from Tenn. OL

By John Davis, Oxford Citizen

One of the big need areas for the Ole Miss coaches to sign in the 2015 signing class are offensive linemen. Two days after gaining an important verbal pledge from Memphis’ Drew Richmond, the Rebels got more good news from a Tennessee based product.

Alex Givens, a 6-foot-6, 292-pound tackle from Nasvhille Christian, chose the Rebels over Vanderbilt in a ceremony held at his school Thursday morning. Givens is the 11th verbal pledge for the Rebels in the 2015 class, and second offensive tackle in as many days.

He is also the third player from Tennessee to have committed to the Rebels. Cornerback Ugo Amadi, of John Overton High in Nashville, was the first to become a pledge during the spring.

Givens is considered a three-star prospect by recruiting analysts. He is rated as the No. 23 overall player in the state by He also had an offer from Tennessee, garnering that during the late spring.

Ole MIss coach Hugh Freeze said during his weekly press conference Sept. 1 that signing offensive linemen, as many as four, was a big goal for he and the coaching staff.

Here is a little video of Givens from the Rivals Under Armour Camp.

Here is a link to some other video of Givens provided by Hudl.

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.

Posted in Football, Recruiting
  • Killer_Beeze

    This young man is impressive on the video highlights. The 2015 class is definitely filling some needs and the 2016 class could be top 10.

    • Colonel_Panic

      Agreed. We’ll need to get him in the weight room asap but this year’s class is shaping up good. From what I hear, we’ll only be able to sign 15 or so. So each we’ll have to rely on quality over quantity in this class.

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