OXFORD – Looking to rebuild at receiver after the loss of Shay Hodge, the SEC’s leader last season, Ole Miss is turning first to seniors Lionel Breaux and Markeith Summers.
“They’ve been stepping up. They want us to throw them the ball,” Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt said. “They’ve been making a play a day, along with Jesse Grandy.”
With all the focus on Hodge, who caught 70 passes last year, Summers and Breaux are the Rebels’ top returning receivers, but they combined for only 30 catches in 2009, Summers with 17 and Breaux with 13.
Third-year sophomore Melvin Harris (6-7, 205) and redshirt freshman Ja-Mes Logan are two young guys with program experience that Nutt is hoping to see emerge.
Freshman Vincent Sanders joined the team earlier this week and could be in the mix for playing time.
There’s still no word on when another freshman wide receiver, Quadarias Mireless, may join the team.
Wednesday’s work was in helmets and shoulder pads. The Rebels will work in full gear for the first time today, then again Friday before Saturday, the first scrimmage of camp.
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