Posted February 13, 2013 3:02 am
With the 2013 National Signing Day officially in the books we take a look back at one of the schools who ended February 6th on a very high note, The University of Mississippi Rebels.
Ole Miss has always had a storied history in the South Eastern Conference, but recently it seems like the Running Rebels have been slipping a little bit in the Powerhouse SEC conference. But with this 2013 recruiting class Ole Miss’ hopes couldn’t be any higher! Ole Miss has not seen this kind of media attention since the movie The Blindside came out. But the Rebels managed to land the nation #1 overall recruit Robert Nkemdiche along with other top players Laremy Tunsil, Laquon Tredwell and Antonio Conner
The main story that just about everyone was buzzing about was regarding the recruitment of Robert Nkemdiche. Nkemdiche’s recruitment was anything but normal, he originally was committed to the University of Clemson. But after constant scrutiny from his mother who wanted him to attend Ole Miss so that he could play with his brother Denzel. Robert essentially cracked and once again opened up his recruitment. A couple schools like LSU and Florida made a strong final push on Robert, but Mamma knows best, and on National Signing Day Robert made his final pledge to the Ole Miss Running Rebels.
Nkemdiche was the first player of the day to commit to Ole Miss, and with securing a player of that caliber most schools would have considered it a successful class already….But the rebels day just kept getting better. They had already added Laquon Treadwell the Nations #1 Receiver previous to Signing Day, and had now just added Robert, but then the nations #1 Offensive Guard Laremy Tunsil announced that he also was going to join the Ole Miss program. And then Antonio Conner was the icing on the cake, the Nations #2 safety also pledged his commitment moving the Rebels up to the #5 Recruiting class in the Nation according to ESPN. Finishing off the highest rated recruiting class in the history of the Ole Miss program.
Now with this class coming into Oxford next year, where are the Rebels predicted to be? Ole Miss fans are sick of being considered a mediocre team in the SEC, they want a title! and do you blame them? But with the this star studded class coming in that coveted SEC title seems a little closer now.