Friday, August 19, 2022

Vassallo: Recruiting – The Final Scorecard

Photo by John Bowen
Photo by John Bowen

Here are the SEC rankings and the Ole Miss position.

On Thursday, we’ll reexamine the final tabulation. A great deal of volatility always occurs at the end of the process and 2016 should be no exception. However, where Ole Miss ranks going in (according to 247 Sports) is a great position to have. We’ll update the signings as these happen this morning.

Pre-Signing Alignment:

1. LSU

      22 Commits – Five Stars 2 / Four Stars 16

4. Ole Miss 22 Commits – Five Stars 2 / Four Stars 7

7. Florida 26 Commits – Five Stars 0 / Four Stars 9

8. Alabama 17 Commits – Five Stars 1 / Four Stars 9

11. Georgia 16 Commits – Five Stars 2 / Four Stars 8

17. Auburn 17 Commits – Five Stars 0 / Four Stars 8

18. Texas A&M 19 Commits – Five Stars 0 / Four Stars 8

20. Arkansas 21 Commits – Five Stars 1 / Four Stars 4

24. Kentucky 25 Commits – Five Stars 1 / Four Stars 2

26. Tennessee 17 Commits – Five Stars 0 / Four Stars 6

27. S. Carolina 23 Commits – Five Stars 0 / Four Stars 4

41. MSU 15 Commits – Five Stars 0 / Four Stars 1

47. Vanderbilt 19 Commits – Five Stars 0 / Four Stars 2

52. Missouri 16 Commits – Five Stars 0 / Four Stars 1


It is safe to say that the eight players below who have already enrolled are future Rebels:


Shea Patterson

      Quarterback from Brandenton, Florida – 5-star who is arguably best quarterback in USA

2. Benito Jones Defensive Tackle from Wayne County – 5-star force who has unlimited potential!

3. Charles Wiley WDE from Stockbridge, Georgia – 4 stars

4. Gabe Angel Tight End from Cookeville, Tennessee – 4 stars

5. Eli Johnson Center from Oxford

6. Greg Eisworth Safety from Grand Prairie, Texas

7. Donta Evans Linebacker from Lawrenceville, Georgia

8. Myles Hartsfield Safety from Great Barrington, Massachusetts


Now here are the newest Rebels thus far:

Justin Connor: 4-Star Athlete from Sardis, Mississippi

Tre Nixon: 4-Star Wide receiver from Viera, Florida

Chandler Tuitt: 4-Star Offensive linesman from Tyrone, Georgia

Bryce Matthews: 4-Star Offensive linesman from Brentwood, Tennessee

Jaylon Jones: 4-Star Defensive back from Allen, Texas

Royce Newman: 4-Star Offensive linesman from Nashville, Illinois

D’Vaughn Pennamon:: 4-Star Running back from Manvel, Texas

Jacob Mathis: 4-Star Tight-end from Tampa, Florida

Jarrion Street: 3-Star Running back from Trussville, Alabama

Tariquious Tisdale: 3-Star Linebacker from Lexington, Tennessee

Jack Defoor: 3-Star Offensive linesman from Calhoun, Georgia

Tre Nixon– 4 star Wide Receiver from Florida

Chandler Tuitt– OL from Georgia

Bryce Mathews– 4 star OT from Nashville

Jaylon Jones– 4 star DB from Texas

Royce Newman– OL Nashville

D’Vaughn Pennamon– 4 star RB from Texas

DeKaylin Metcalf– 4 star WR Oxford

Jacob Mathis– 4 star TE/LB Tampa

Deontay Anderson– 4 star from Texas

AJ Brown– 4 star WR from Starkville

Octavious Cooley– 4 star TE from Laural, Mississippi

Greg Little– 5 star OL from Texas


Because the 4 and 5 star rated players most greatly influence the overall rankings, we’ll only indicate star rankings for those players.

Steve Vassallo

Steve Vassallo is a contributor. Steve writes on Ole Miss athletics, Oxford business, politics and other subjects. He is an Ole Miss grad and former radio announcer for the basketball team. Currently, Steve is a highly successful leader in the real estate business who lives in Oxford with his wife Rosie. You can contact Steve at or call him at 985-852-7745.

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