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UM Quarterback Club Celebrated Signing Day

Applause rang out multiple times in the Oxford Conference Center yesterday, especially as it was announced that Tee Shepard, who originally committed to Mississippi State, would instead sign with Ole Miss.
On the anniversary of a number five ranked recruiting class last year, members of the Ole Miss community gathered in anticipation of what this year’s signing class would bring.
At the Oxford Conference Center, the Ole Miss Quarterback Club held an event for its members to view what high school football recruits would sign their National Letter of Intent to play for the Rebels.
“The way Coach Freeze has come in and got the kids and fans to buy into his plan and his vision, along with Athletic Director Ross Bjork, everything has come together as a whole for the Ole Miss family, because we’re all about community and family that’s how this thing has been built,” Former Ole Miss player Ronnie Heard said.
After the success of the past two seasons, along with two strong recruiting classes between, the level of excitement and anticipation for Ole Miss football has grown significantly.
According to President of the Ole Miss Quarterback Club, Lee Meek, the Club itself has grown from a few hundred to over 2,800 people, representing 37 states over the last few years.
“Recruiting in itself has taken off in terms of people following it,” Ole Miss student Tyler Bischoff said, “The fact that there’s not a game going on but there’s still a lot of excitement going around campus and Oxford is incredible for something like signing day.”
According to espn.com, Ole Miss finished number 17th (update from video) in the final National Signing Day rankings, one of 10 SEC teams to be rated in the final top twenty.
– Video by Gabriel Austin and Natalie Nimmo, students in the Meek School of Journalism and New Media.

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