All in the Family

Brothers Alvin and Calvin Moore committed to Ole Miss on Friday, the day the Rebels held their all-day elite camp.


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The pair of prospects, who hail from Bassfield, Miss., arrived mid-morning.

Some hours later, they became the 12th and 13th recruits to give their pledge to the Rebels, who currently claim the No. 15 recruiting class in the country, according to FOXSportsNEXT.com.

"It feels great, man," Alvin said. "The school was great. It was the perfect fit, so we pulled our triggers."

"It feels great," Calvin added. "I love Ole Miss. It's a great school, great coaching staff, great facilities and everything. It was great."

Alvin already held an offer from Ole Miss prior to camp. Calvin, however, arrived in Oxford with something to prove.

Ole Miss had long shown interest in the 6-foot-1, 175-pound athlete, as had LSU, Mississippi State and Southern Miss. But USM was his only offer, and the Ole Miss coaching staff, headed by second-year head coach Hugh Freeze, wanted to evaluate him in person.


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"We came up to compete," Calvin said. "I heard it was an elite camp; the best of the best was going to be there. I came to earn a scholarship. I didn't come in with a scholarship, so I had to earn it. I felt like I earned it."

Alvin, who measures in at 6-foot-1, 190 pounds, holds offers from Ole Miss, Louisiana Tech and Louisiana-Monroe. Mississippi State, Tennessee and Arkansas stayed in contact, as well.

The brothers Moore had never stepped foot on campus prior to Friday. Suffice to say, the visit far exceeded their expectations.

"We were trying to get a better feeling," Alvin said. "This was our first time stepping foot on campus, so we were basically just trying to see the college and how it is and everything. We wanted to see the facilities.

"I've been doing my homework; I just wanted to see it for myself. I basically knew what it looked like from my research, and I saw it for myself. It was everything I thought it would be."

Ole Miss finished 7-6 last season, including a win over Pittsburgh in the BBVA Compass Bowl in Birmingham, Ala. The Rebels followed up its first bowl win in three years with a consensus top-10 recruiting class.

"They're obviously on the rise and on the verge of doing something special," Alvin said. "We just wanted to be a part of it and we're honored to be a part of it. That's why we committed today."


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