After Further Review

Memphis, Tenn., defensive end Chase Robison didn't get the scholarship offer he was hoping for Saturday.

But not all was lost following Ole Miss' one-day senior camp.

Robison, of Christian Brothers, is still high on the Rebels. He was told his performance from camp, which consisted of a timed 40-yard dash in front of head coach Houston Nutt, will be evaluated.

"It was fun, upbeat. I had really good times, I tested really well today," he said. "Nutt pulled me off to the side and did an electronic 40 (yard dash), and it was a 4.69. He was very impressed with that. Then I had a real good shuttle. I competed well in one-on-ones, and had fun with (Ole Miss defensive line) Coach (Terry) Price in individual drills.

Chase Robison
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"I just talked to them, and they said they were going to go back and evaluate and meet as a coaching staff and get back to me soon. It's part of it. It's the nature of it."

Robison felt he raised his stock with the Ole Miss coaches, despite not getting the opportunity to face off with some of the top defensive ends in the country. Four-star Channing Ward of Aberdeen, Miss., for instance, never showed.

"I definitely raised my stock with what I did today," Robison said. "Some of the defensive ends that were supposed to show up didn't show up, which was a bummer, ‘cause I wanted them to compare me and size me up with them. But I did compete very well today. I had a good day today.

"I did well in one-on-ones. I'm best at pass rushing, so that's kind of where I get to show out with these four-star and five-star guys."

This was the second camp visit for the 6-foot-4, 225-pound Robison in two weeks, and his second trip to Oxford in three days. He recently tripped to Arkansas, where he also impressed with a strong performance. However, like Ole Miss, Arkansas hasn't offered.

"If they were to both offer, it would be pretty close," he said. "A lot of my family went to play football at Arkansas. I grew up in the Grove. It would be pretty close.

"Ole Miss, for me personally, I love Ole Miss. I love the atmosphere of the games and stuff. I grew up coming to the games. My best friend is Grant Powell, and his dad was a quarterback here. We always grew up coming to the games."

As a junior, Robison recorded 48 total tackles, nine tackles for loss and seven quarterback sacks.

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