Note: Updates will be tacked on to the bottom.
Good morning and happy signing day to you. This day has grown in such anticipation through the years that I wonder if it should be a gift-giving holiday. Our boss at the Journal, John Pitts, says it’s not a holiday unless they close the post office.
As the day arrives the Rebels list 16 commits. It seems unlikely they’ll get to the allowable total of 25, but they remain in play for some big names, Oxford, Ala., DB Trae Elston and Atlanta RB Justin Taylor.
Speculation is that junior college wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson will not sign with Ole Miss.
I will be in Oxford later this morning and through the day. We’ll have updated coverage of signing day throughout the morning here on the blog and at Djournal.com.
Update 7 a.m.
This from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: #UGA target Cordarrelle Patterson, JUCo WR, signs with Tennessee. That didn’t take long.
More on Patterson from Bruce Feldman: @BFeldmanCBS: Big pick-up for Tennessee landing Cordarrelle Patterson as asst Darin Hinshaw reels in top JUCO WR in the country.”
Update 7:06 a.m.
Miami OL Robert Conyers, a recent commit, is the first in the house for Ole Miss. Conyers is listed at 6-5, 277 and can play guard or tackle.
Update 7:14 a.m.
Trussville, Ala., DL John Youngblood checks in from the central time zone. He committed yesterday, flipping from UCF. OleMissFB: Ole Miss has received an NLI from John Youngblood (DL, Trussville, AL). #NSD12
It’s being reported that Channing Ward has already signed, but the school has not released his name yet.
Update 7:15 a.m.
Now he has. OleMIssFB: Next signee is a big one, Under Armour All-American and Aberdeen DE Channing Ward (6-4, 250). #NSD12
Update 7:23 a.m.
Offensive lineman Ben Still is in the house. OleMissFB: Fourth Rebel signee of the day is Memphis’ Ben Still (6-4, 295), OL from MUS. #NSD12
Update 7:25 a.m.
Running back-athlete Jaylen Walton. OleMissFB: Jaylen Walton officially joins the Ole Miss family, RB from Memphis’ Ridgeway (5-8, 164). #NSD12
Update 7:29 a.m.
OleMissFB: Second straight RB in the class with I’Tavius Mathers (6-0, 195) from Murfreesboro, Tenn. #NSD12
Update 7:48 a.m.
Ole Miss welcomes Quintavius Burdette but apparently loses RB Justin Taylor. RT @SpiritBen: RT @AndrewJBone: It’s official- Justin Taylor signs with #Kentucky. Taylor was a long-time Alabama recruit who was asked to grayshirt late in the process.
From OleMissFB: Next NLI in is Senatobia RB Quintavius Burdette (5-10, 180). #NSD12
Update 8:13 a.m.
This from Ole Miss media relations director Kyle Campbell: More on Ward: #1 player in MS by Rivals, SuperPrep & PrepStar. #4 DE in nation by Rivals. All-American by Under Armour & SuperPrep. #NSD12
I will be away from the screen for a bit while driving to Oxford.
Below is the official list from the school as of this time. It does not yet include DB Trae Elston as has been reported.
The Trae Elston signing is now official, and there’s a post above with more information on Elston.
|11:15 am||Trae Elston||DB||6-0||183||Oxford, Ala. (Oxford)|
|10:27 am||Kenno Loyal||RB||5-10||234||Decatur, Ga. (Columbia)|
|9:47 am||Issac Gross||DL||6-3||270||Batesville, Miss. (South Panola)|
|9:47 am||Temario Strong||DL||6-1||210||Batesville, Miss. (South Panola)|
|8:49 am||Mike Hilton||ATH||5-9||175||Fayetteville, Ga. (Sandy Creek)|
|8:29 am||Cody Core||WR||6-3||173||Auburn, Ala. (Auburn)|
|7:46 am||Quintavius Burdette||ATH||5-10||180||Senatobia, Miss. (Senatobia)|
|7:28 am||I’Tavius Mathers||RB||6-0||195||Mufreesboro, Tenn. (Blackman)|
|7:24 am||Jaylen Walton||RB||5-8||164||Memphis, Tenn. (Ridgeway)|
|7:18 am||Ben Still||OL||6-4||295||Memphis, Tenn. (Memphis University School)|
|7:14 am||Channing Ward||DL||6-4||250||Aberdeen, Miss. (Aberdeen)|
|7:12 am||John Youngblood||DL||6-5||230||Trussville, Ala. (Hewitt-Trussvilee)|
|6:25 am||Robert Conyers||OL||6-5||277||Miami, Fla. (Braddock)|
|Enrolled||Darone Bailey||OL||6-6||315||Cleveland, Miss. (Coahoma C.C.)|
|Enrolled||Pierce Burton||OL||6-7||290||Sacramento, Calif. (City College of San Francisco)|
|Enrolled||Dehendret Collins||DB||5-11||175||Meadville, Miss. (Copiah-Lincoln C.C.)|
|Enrolled||Bo Wallace||QB||6-5||210||Pulaski, Tenn. (East Mississippi C.C.)|