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Ole Miss Rebels Get Big Commitment From Running Back Kailo Moore

Josh Holmberg-USA TODAY Sports

The best running back in the state of Mississippi, Kailo Moore, has officially committed to the Ole Miss Rebels.

This is now the second time in the last year that Moore has committed to the Rebels–with a Mississippi State Bulldogs commitment nestled in between the two.

Moore said that he has battled back and forth with the decision for months and now he’s confident that he’s settled on the best option. The star tailback from West Bolivar High School in Rosedale, Miss., was choosing between Ole Miss, MSU and the Alabama Crimson Tide for his final decision.

This will make for an interesting home stretch of recruiting for Rebel running back commitments. Moore now joins Mark Dodson Jr., Peyton Barber and Eugene Brazley as running backs committed for the class of 2013. It’s somewhat rare for any school to sign four tailbacks in a single class. Most of the time the school is assuming one or more won’t qualify academically. That could be the case here, but maybe not.

Assuming all four sign (and qualify), they’ll join three other talented running backs currently on the roster: senior Jeff Scott and sophomores I’Tavius Mathers and Jaylen Walton. That’s a crowded backfield, folks. At that point, one or two will be moving to slot receiver.

But the good news for Rebel fans is that Moore is already on the phone recruiting fellow elite prospects about joining him in Oxford. After his commitment news conference, he was on the phone with safety Antonio Conner (who’s choosing between Ole Miss and Alabama) and Laquon Treadwell (Ole Miss, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State).

Moore is a fantastic prospect for the Rebels. He’s got the kind of versatility where he’ll be able to contribute in a number of ways. He’s got the size/speed/skill set to play wide receiver in addition to running back and he can also return kicks.

This is a big commitment for the Rebels and it could be the first of many big name prospects committing to Ole Miss between now and National Signing Day.