One slot he wanted to bolster was safety.
The Rebs brought in Ivan Nicholas, a 5-11, 205-pounder from Jacksonville, FL, via ASA College in New York.
It was a mutual "checking out" weekend.
Apparently both liked what they saw. Ole Miss liked Ivan enough to offer him a scholarship and Nicholas, who will transfer at mid-year and go through spring training, liked what he saw.
"I committed to Ole Miss last night," said Nicholas Sunday morning on his way back to the Memphis airport for his flight home. "I like the way the program is set up. I immediately liked the coaches, which was something I was looking for.
"I also took a good look at the depth chart to see where I fit in. Ole Miss has some good safeties, but not many of them. I can come in and earn playing time, especially with a spring under my belt. It's a fit, so I committed."
Nicholas, whose older brother Stephen plays for the Atlanta Falcons, signed with South Florida, where Stephen played, out of high school, but did not make qualifying scores academically.
He opted to go the JUCO route in New York.
South Florida changed coaching staffs this year and all his connections with that program changed, opening up his recruitment.
North Carolina and Rutgers were also hot on his heels, along with his teammate, DT Gilbert Pena, who also visited Ole Miss over the weekend.
"I like the fact that Ole Miss is in the SEC. Being from Florida, I know what the SEC is all about," he said. "It's a tough, physical league and that's my style.
"I consider myself very aggressive. I love to fly around and hit people. That's football, to me. I like to mix it up."
Nicholas, who had 51 tackles last year, including 13.5 stops behind the line of scrimmage, is listed as a 4.5 40 guy.
"I think I have gotten faster in junior college. I know I have gotten stronger. I believe I am ready for the next level," Nicholas stated.
Ivan's biggest goal for spring training is learning the Rebs' defensive scheme.
"It's important I go through spring training. I need to learn the schemes so I can play faster and attack when the season rolls around," he closed. "If I know the scheme heading into August practice, that just gives me a step up on anyone who comes in during the summer.
"My goal is to play in the NFL, like my brother, but I have work to do. I intend to come in and do the work. My brother told me a long time ago that if you are not getting better, you are falling behind, and that has always stuck with me. I know what hard work did for him and I am following in his footsteps."
Yancy Porter is the Mississippi Scout for Scout.com and he can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org