RECRUITING UPDATE: East Mississippi LB commits to Rebels

Football stockOn Sunday, East Mississippi Community College set history. The Lions became the first Mississippi junior college to win a national championship on Mississippi soil.

On Monday, EMCC middle linebacker Christian Russell took a big step toward realizing a dream of playing in the SEC Monday morning when he committed to Ole Miss.

Russell is a 6-foot, 240-pound middle linebacker and rates as the second-best player at his position in the junior college ranks by 247sports. He is originally from Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Russell appeared to be down to a decision between Minnesota and Central Florida until recent offers from Ole Miss and Texas A&M.

Russell said following the championship game that he knew where he was headed. He felt more comfortable in Oxford after making visits as a freshman at EMCC, he said.

Russell will take his official visit to Oxford this weekend. He will sign in December and enroll in January and go through spring drills.

For the Rebels, they will get an instant impact caliber player at a position of need. With the potential addition of highly sought high school linebacker Nyles Morgan of Crete, Ill., Russell helps bring experience to the position.

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ATH Cameron Myers commits to Bulldogs

Cameron Myers, a 2015 athlete out of Hattiesburg, MS(Oak Grove), committed to Mullen and the Bulldogs. With the addition of Myers MSU’s 2015 class now includes five four star players.

Prior to his Sunday commitment, Myers spent Friday night helping his Oak Grove Warriors defeat the Tupelo Golden Wave to earn their first ever Mississippi state title.

The 6-foot-2, 185-pounder has taken snaps at quarterback, but up to this point he has spent most of his time at receiver and defensive back for Oak Grove. Myers has the size and athleticism to play any of those three positions at the next level and MSU has discussed all three with him. However, it is quarterback that Myers insists Mullen and the Bulldogs have mentioned most. Myers is expected to be the quarterback for the Warriors in his senior campaign next season.

John Luke McCord