Dishon Decides

Cameron Dishon had several options for his baseball future. The familiarity of Ole Miss was one of the aspects that won him over.

Several bigtime baseball programs, like Rice, LSU, and Texas A&M, were involved in his recruitment. But in the end it was Ole Miss that won out.

"I really enjoyed the coaching staff," said the junior at Bridge City High School in Beaumont, Texas. "They're really nice. The facilities are really, really awesome. I just had a great experience on my trip."

He said the Rebels' facilities were tops.

"I think they were the best I saw," he said. "I loved them."

Dishon is a step-brother of former Rebel Tim Ferguson, who played in the alumni game here earlier this month. Ferguson, whose last season at Ole Miss was 2010, was an infielder by trade but was moved to the outfield for his senior season at Ole Miss. Dishon's home is in centerfield already. The 5-foot-11, 175-pound speedster runs a 6.5 in the 60.

A line-drive gap hitter, Dishon's beginning play now in his junior season at Bridge City High. He was all-district as a sophomore and was described by Perfect Game USA this way:

Cameron is a center fielder
"Strong athletic build, good body, long arm action, good arm strength, good carry, good OF actions, square stance, quiet approach, good set up, stays inside ball well, good bat speed, has juice in bat, good hitting tools, high level prospect. Named to Top Prospect Team."

Dishon said he wants to improve in all areas of his play before arriving at Ole Miss for Division I college baseball.

"I definitely need to continue to work on my hitting, as anybody should," he said. "That's one thing I'm really, really working on. And also my arm strength, too. I want to continue to improve on that."

He said Ferguson's move to center field was interesting to watch, and of course aided in him being drafted in the 10th round by the Kansas City Royals.

"He was really good out there, even though he wasn't out there for very long," he said of Ferguson, who moved from second base at Ole Miss as a junior to center field as a senior. "He basically influenced me and said he had a good experience in center field and just run ‘em down in the gaps."

Dishon, whose brother, Johnny, recently played at LSU, will sign in November. He said now that his recruitment's over and his commitment is solid, he's pleased about it.

"I'm really, really excited," he said. "It's great to have it behind me. I don't have to worry about it during the summer, during the year. Going into my senior year, I have it done now.

"I love Ole Miss. This is a great situation for me, and I'm excited about it."

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