Is it possible?
The Ole Miss Rebels get the top defensive end and the top defensive tackle in the country? Yes, that may sound like a stretch.
But in fact, it is possible.
Robert Nkemdiche, arguably the number one player overall in the country, has long been rumored to be favoring the Rebels, where his older brother, Denzel, currently stars at linebacker.
Montravious Adams, arguably the number one defensive tackle in the country, has had a whirlwind recruitment thus far, with a host of schools being rumored to be his favorite. The Clemson Tigers, Georgia Bulldogs, Florida Gators and Alabama Crimson Tide have all been rumored at various times to be in the lead for Adams’ services; after all, those are the schools he picked for official visits.
But now a new school could be coming into the mix: the Rebels from Ole Miss.
Adams has indicated that they’re in the running for his last official visit, which will be in January at some point.
Obviously the Rebels coaching staff have been putting forth a ton of effort into getting the star tackle from Vienna, Georgia, but they apparently aren’t the only ones recruiting Adams to Oxford. Nkemdiche is now selling Ole Miss to Adams.
Nkemdiche and Adams are both practicing together for the Under Armour All American Game. At these types of events, it’s never a surprise to hear of top recruits trying to convince other top recruits to join them at their particular school. When Adams was asked in an interview which player was pushing their school hardest on him, he indicated it was Nkemdiche talking up Ole Miss.
What a boost that would be to the Rebels defensive line next year.
The addition of those two (and possibly Elijah Daniel before the end of the week?) would give the Rebels an absolutely freakish defensive line next year. Channing Ward, (who was a top recruit last year), C.J. Johnson (a 5′star’ from two years ago), Issac Gross (who played very well as a true freshman this year) and then throw in Nkemdiche and Adams? That’s the caliber of defensive line that’s common on SEC Championship teams.
There’s no guarantee Adams will sign with Ole Miss. There’s no guarantee he’ll even take an official visit there. Heck, there’s not even a guarantee Nkemdiche will go there.
But just imagine the hype that would surround the Ole Miss defense for the next couple of years if Nkemdiche and Adams are lined up next to each other. Would that signal a changing of the guard in the perennially dominant SEC West? That’s probably a stretch.
But nonetheless, it’s this kind of excitement that Ole Miss fans have been searching for ever since Eli Manning left Oxford to start winning Super Bowls with the New York Giants.
It’s going to be a heck of ride for Rebel fans between now and National Signing Day. This could be shaping up to be the greatest class in the history of the school.