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Ealy forgoes MLB Draft, to play football and baseball at Ole Miss

Two-sport standout Jerrion Ealy will forgo the MLB Draft and will play both football and baseball at Ole Miss. ESPN first reported the news on Tuesday.

Ealy, rated a five star running back by 247 sports composite, is a member of the Rebels 2019 football signing class. It was originally considered a longshot that Ealy would ever make it to campus as he was projected to be a high draft pick in June’s MLB Draft. But that line of thinking changed as Ealy’s numbers slipped during his senior baseball season and his draft stock tumbled.

Ealy was named MVP  of 2019 Under Armour All-American Game after rushing for a game-record 116 yards and two touchdowns. He rushed for 1,526 yards on 167 carries as a senior, and average of 8.9 yards per carry, with 24 touchdowns as a senior for Jackson Prep. He will provide a significant boost the Rebels’ backfield alongside senior Scottie Phillips. Ealy moved into a dorm on campus over the weekend and was present at the Ole Miss facility on Monday.

The 5-foot-10, 192 pound prospect will play on the baseball team as an outfielder as well. Ealy is a quick, athletic defender with good bat speed and a lot of power potential.

Ealy helped comprise the 22nd-ranked Ole Miss football recruiting class, according to 247 Sports composite rankings.

photo credit: Ole Miss Athletics 

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