By Parrish Alford/NEMS Daily Journal
Three commitments are enough for Kailo Moore.
The West Bolivar running back says he’s sticking with this one – the second one he’s given to Ole Miss.
Moore had hinted at his plans before Friday’s announcement ceremony. He originally committed to former Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt but backed off that commitment after Nutt was fired.
His journey included a commitment to Mississippi State, but he was never fully at ease with that decision.
As Ole Miss continued to improve this season, Moore said he was impressed.
“It’s real big with them being on the rise for me. I think they have a chance to win the SEC and the national championship, and I could stay home and do it for my state,” he said. “I saw how they were competing against the top teams in the country and they were just coming up a few plays short in the fourth quarter.”
Moore is rated a four-star prospect by both Scout.com and Rivals.com.
He had offers from Vanderbilt and Mississippi State and had drawn interest from Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and others.
Scout ranks Moore the No. 16 running back in the country, while Rivals rates him the No. 2 prospect in Mississippi.
He becomes the fourth running back committed in the Ole Miss class, which is currently ranked No. 17 by both services.
Listed at 5-foot-11, 185 pounds, Moore is a speed back, who could also be an asset in the passing game.
He could also be an asset with less than a month remaining before National Signing Day.
Ole Miss fans are hoping Moore begins a recruiting domino effect, and he very well might.
Moore says he’s spoken with safety Tony Conner and wide receiver Laquon Treadwell, and it looks good for the Rebels there as well as with other prospects.
“I know with the class they’re bringing in with players like me and Antonio Conner, Robert Nkemdiche and Laquon Treadwell, it’s just going to be a team to be dealt with over the next four to five years. I feel like I can do something special at Ole Miss. We all do.”