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Ole Miss National Signing Day tracker: live updates as Kiffin rounds out first recruiting class

Oxford — National Signing Day is here. Lane Kiffin will complete his first signing class at Ole Miss on Wednesday. The Rebels inked 12 signatures during the December signing period, added one more in January, and have three commitments they expect to fax in their letter of intent on Wednesday.

Click the link below for more on the 12 December signees.

DECEMBER SIGNEES:

NAME POS. HT. WT. YR. HOMETOWN (PREV. SCHOOL)
Eli Acker OL 6-6 280 Fr. Columbus, Miss. (Heritage Academy)
Derek Bermudez* DB 6-0 180 Fr. Jacksonville, Fla. (Sandalwood)
Tobias Braun OL 6-7 310 Fr. Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany (Salisbury School)
Jakivuan Brown LB 6-2 235 Fr. Horn Lake, Miss. (Horn Lake)
Kentrel Bullock RB 5-11 190 Fr. Columbia, Miss. (Columbia)
Lakevias Daniel* DB 6-0 175 Jr. Louisville, Miss. (Jones College)
Daylen Gill* LB 6-0 230 Jr. Louisville, Miss. (Jones College)
Cedric Johnson LB 6-3 230 Fr. Mobile, Ala. (Davidson)
Austin Keys* LB 6-2 240 Fr. Collins, Miss. (Seminary)
Kade Renfro* QB 6-4 195 Fr. Desdemona, Texas (Stephenville)
DeSanto Rollins DL 6-4 290 Fr. Baton Rouge, La. (Parkview Baptist)
DaMarcus Thomas TE/WR 6-2 230 Fr. Saraland, Ala. (Saraland)

* – Signifies the player was a mid-year enrollee and will participate in spring practice

  • Four-star Baltimore, MD, defensive end Demon Clowney signed in January, enrolled in school and will participate in spring practice. Clowney was recruited heavily by new co-defensive coordinator Chris Partridge and announced his pledge to the Rebels on January 21.

Commitments:

  • Three-star cornerback Daran Branch (9:30 a.m. signing)
  • Three-star offensive tackle Luke Shouse (noon signing)
  • Four-star running back Henry Parrish (Signing time not known )

LIVE UPDATES:

Follow along below for live updates as Ole Miss receives LOIs throughout the day and fills out this 2020 class.

9:30 A.M. CT — Memphis two-way lineman prospect Marcus Henderson signed with Arkansas over Ole Miss. Henderson is a fascinating prospect at 6-foot-5 300 pounds, he can play guard and defensive tackle and was being target by the Rebels to pad their deteriorating depth on the interior defensive line.

9:36 A.M. CT — (OT) Cedric Melton : Houston, TX (Klein Cain)

Melton announced his intention to sign with the Rebels on Wednesday morning at a local ceremony at his high school. A three-star prospect, Ole Miss came into the picture late for Melton, but he’s known offensive line coach Randy Clements for quite a while from Clements days at Houston. Melton was previously an Arizona commit. He is rated as the 126th best offensive tackle in the country, according to 247 sports.

10:15 A.M. — Ole Miss commit Daran Branch flips to Georgia. Branch, a three-star corner from Amite, Louisiana, committed to the Rebels in November. Branch received an offer from Georgia in late December and visited Athens on January 24 — followed by an Ole Miss visit last weekend — and eventually elected to sign with Kirby Smart and the Bulldogs.

10:20 A.M. — (OL) Brady Ward: Mobile, AL (St. Paul’s Episcopal)

Ward, a three-star prospect, is the second signee of the morning for the Rebels. Ward is 6-foot-7, 310 pounds and will enroll in August. He had offers from Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Arkansas and Indiana among others. Ward will grey shirt and be put on scholarship next winter.

10:55 A.M. — Ole Miss adds Zavier Miller out of Kosciusko, MS. He’s a 5-foot-9, 160-pound wide receiver. Sources have indicated to SuperTalk that Miller will be a preferred walk-on.

11:20 A.M. — (RB) Henry Parrish: Miami, FL (Columbus HS)

Parrish officially signed with Ole Miss on Wednesday. The four-star prospect chose Ole Miss over Florida, Miami and South Carolina. Parrish was recruited heavily by new running backs coach Kevin Wilson, who is from Miami himself, and announced his commitment to the Rebels just over two weeks ago. He joins a diverse and talented running backs room that could get another addition today depending on where five-star prospect Zachary Evans chooses to sign.

12:13 P.M. — Three-star safety Donovan Kaufman signs with Vanderbilt. The Metarie, LA native committed to the Commodores in the summer and held firm in that commitment. Florida State and Ole Miss made a push to flip Kaufmann, but were unable to.

12:38 P.M. — (OL) Luke Shouse: Brentwood, TN (Ravenwood)

The three-star prospect signed with Ole Miss. Shouse, a 6-foot-6, 255-pound tackle, committed to the Rebels last June and held strong on that commitment throughout.

12:45 P.M. — Major Ole Miss target Malachi Wideman elected to sign with Tennessee over the Rebels and Florida State. The Venice, Florida native plans to play both football and basketball in college. Wideman is listed at 6-foot-4, 197 pounds. He is a big, physical wideout that Ole Miss largely lacked in its passing offense a season ago. Wideman took an official visit last weekend and met with Kermit Davis as well, but ultimately elected to sign with the Vols.

 

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