Signing Day | Ole Miss Sports

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6:10 a.m.

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

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.

Update 11:22

Below is the official list from the school as of this time. It does not yet include DB Trae Elston as has been reported.

Update 11:35

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.)

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