Which OM recruits will arrive in January?

The Rebels could have a third of their '09/'10 signees already on campus and practicing with the team in the Spring. To find out who is expected to enroll in January at Ole Miss, read below.

DL Wayne Dorsey
The Rebels inked two players in the early signing period. They were both from MS Gulf Coast CC.

They are 5-Star DE Wayne Dorsey and 4-Star Damien Jackson.

We have learned that both players have graduated from Mississippi Gulf Coast CC and are set to arrive at Ole Miss in January.

Dorsey, who hails from Baltimore (MD), was named an Honorable Mention All-American this year after an injury plagued season. He still managed to collect 30 solo tackles and 5 sacks in six games of action. His freshman season saw him collect 12 sacks.

Damien Jackson also battled through a high ankle sprain and missed several games and played several others with the nagging injury. The Pineville (LA) native collected 86 tackles and 8 interceptions during his stay at MS Gulf Coast CC.

DL Mike Thomas
We have learned that Hargrave DL Mike Thomas was recently cleared by the the NCAA Clearinghouse.

"I am done at Hargrave," added the 6' 5", 265 pound Mobile native. "I was cleared by the (NCAA) Clearinghouse the Tuesday before Christmas, and I start classes at Ole Miss on the 19th of January."

Mike is relieved that the eligibility issues have now been resolved but will always remember his time spent at Hargrave.

"If feels pretty good, but I would not take anything back from my Hargrave experience. I made life long friends over there in Virginia, like Terrence Hackney. I have 64 brothers now instead of two. I have been building close relationships with those guys since I arrived at Hargrave. I will keep up with them for life.".

The 3 Star defensive tackle made the phone call to Coach Nutt recently to let him know that he was eligible.

"As soon as I heard from the clearinghouse that I was eligible, we called Coach Nutt. He was excited and told me to be ready to go in the spring. Coaches Nutt, Price, Markuson, and (Tyrone) Nix came out here to Hargrave for our combine a couple months back, and they were hoping I was going to be eligible to start practicing for the bowl game, but I was not cleared in time. They expect a lot out of me, and they think I can get some playing time next year if I work hard."

WR Quadarias Mireles
The 5' 11", 175 speedster out of Miami informed us last night that he made his needed SAT score and will graduate on January 15th. He will enroll at Ole Miss on January 19th, pending he sticks with his commitment.

"I am about 75% sure I am going to Ole Miss," added Quardarias "Q" Mireles. "I just have to think about it. It is a hard decision and it makes it even harder because I am graduating early."

Mireles visited Arkansas the weekend after he took in his Ole Miss visit. Miami is coming in for a home visit on Wednesday, and he expects an offer to come his way. If the Hurricanes offer he will take in an official visit this weekend and make a final decision from there.

We will have his complete interview up in the near future.

CB Artice Kellam
The news is not all good on the recruiting front as we have learned that the 2008 signee, Artice Kellam, failed to make a high enough score on the SAT test to enroll at Ole Miss.

"I am leaving for Mississippi Gulf Coast CC in a few dayus," stated the Miami resident. "I just decided to go ahead and get back in school and hopefully be out of there by next August so I can still have three years to play at Ole Miss."

Artice enrolled at North Carolina Tech this past Fall but the school came under NCAA scrutiny and Kellam left the prep school and has been back home at Miami.

OT Terrence Hackney
The 6' 6", 320 pound Hargrave product has informed us that he will have to go back to Hargrave in January.

"I am going back to Hargrave to figure it out," added the Chapel Hill (N.C.) resident. "I already sent in my application to Ole Miss, and if I am cleared, I am on my way. But I have to finish my first semester at Hargrave and take some exams on January 15th. If I do well enough, I will be at Ole Miss on the 19th. If not, I will be there in May."

Terrence became a hot commodity during his stay at Hargrave as he received late offers from the Georgia and Mississippi State Bulldogs.

"Both of their staffs came to our combine, and they started calling me after that. Both Georgia and MSU offered me, but then I committed to Ole Miss. MSU said they were going to keep coming after me, and they are supposed to be coming by the school, but I am 100% sure I am going to Ole Miss."

S/RB Darius Barksdale
The Rebels have a handful of recruits who are already on campus and went through the on campus Cotton bowl practices. They will all be enrolled at Ole Miss for the Spring semester and will go through Spring practice.

They are OC Evan Swindall, LB Mike Marry, DE Cameron Whigham, and Tig Barksdale.

They will resign with Ole Miss in February, excluding Tig Barkdale, who will not have to resign because he will count towards last year's class.

QB Randall Mackey
All told, you could see as many as many as 9 commitments/signees on campus this Spring.

They are OC Evan Swindall, LB Mike Marry, DE Cameron Whigham, Tig Barksdale, OL Terrence Hackney, DE Wayne Dorsey, S Damien Jackson, WR Quadarias Mireles, and Mike Thomas, although Terrence Hackney looks doubtful.

We are also hearing that the NJCAA Offensive Player of the Year, QB Randall Mackey, will most likely be back at East MS CC for another semester to finish up his course work.

The rest of the commitments are expected to arrive in May and ink with Ole Miss in February.

Those include DL Bryon Bennett, DL Carlton Martin, OL Jared Duke, CB Cliff Coleman, CB Eric Mitchell, RB Jeff Scott, OC Chase Hughes, LB Clarence Jackson, S Brishen Mathews, and QB Randall Mackey.

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