Ole Miss Rebels Continue Hot Streak- Nab Elijah Daniel

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The Ole Miss Rebels recruiting class continues to get better.

First was the commitment of the number one wide receiver in the country, Laquon Treadwell, last Thursday.  Then yesterday, the Rebels picked up a commitment from one of the top defensive linemen in the country in end Elijah Daniel.

Daniel, from Avon High School in Avon, Indiana, was speculated by many to leaning towards the home-state Indiana Hoosiers.  In the end, he just wanted to return to the south, where he grew up (originally from Alabama).

The deciding factor, like most prospects, was the relationships he built with not only the Rebel coaching staff, but the players.  The camaraderie between the Rebel players was very impressive to the young pass rusher.

With Daniel now committed, the Rebels legitimately have a top ten class in the country (in fact, they’re ranked tenth by rivals.com).  And lest we be hasty, let’s not forget it’s far from over.  It’s going to get even better.

The Rebels are the frontrunners for the number one player overall in the country, end Robert Nkemdiche, and have now moved into a tie for one of the best offensive linemen in the country, tackle Austin Golson.  Golson is deciding between the Rebels and the Florida State Seminoles.  The Rebs also could snag one of the top safeties in the country, Antonio Conner, away from Alabama’s grasp.

The Reb’s are still in the thick of things for guys like defensive tackle Montravious Adams and end Carl Lawson, but it’s looking more and more like a longshot for those two.

Still, the Rebels and their fans should be very pleased with the direction of the team under coach Hugh Freeze.  I mean really, when was the last time Ole Miss was ranked higher in team recruiting rankings than the Texas Longhorns, Oklahoma Sooners and FSU Seminoles?  I don’t think that’s ever happened before.  But it’s happening now.

It needs to start sinking in to the rest of the SEC, Ole Miss is ready to become a major player.


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