Ole Miss Commitment Report
Scout.com's #74 rated running back helped lead Sandy Creek to a state championship last season with 87 carries for 720 yards and 12 touchdowns. Hilton made an even bigger impact on defense manning the safety position as he racked up 70 tackles , 9 interceptions and 11 passes broken up.
**Another key running back that Ole Miss committed this summer comes out of Memphis Ridgeway. Jaylen Walton and Ridgeway had a tough time against tradition power Skyline (TX) as they were pounded 47-7. Ridgeway got down 20-0 early in the second quarter and got away from their running game but Jaylen still managed to pick up 82 yards on 8 carries. Last week he rushed for 119 yards and 1 TD despite only playing a quarter of football due to hydration issues.
Scout.com's #44 nationally rated running back rushed for more than 2,200 yards and 38 touchdowns as a junior.
**The youthful Tigers out of Batesville, Miss., took it on the chin when they lost 24-13 to Hoover, Ala., this past Saturday on national television. South Panola could not generate any offense as they are breaking in a new quarterback that played defensive back last season and eight new starters on defense.
One bright spot for the Tigers came from the play of their defensive line standouts of DT Issac Gross and DE Temario Strong.
Temario Strong was the top performer on the defensive side as he stayed in Hoover's backfield all game long and came up with 4 tackles for losses and 11 overall tackles. Scout.com's #92 rated DE was a 6A 1st Team All-State selection by the Mississippi Association of Coaches as a junior after collecting 79 tackles, 14.5 sacks, and 3 recovered fumbles.
Issac Gross contributed 6 tackles and 1.5 tackles for losses in the ball game. Scout.com's #32 rated defensive tackle was named to the 1st Team Class 6A All-State squad after collecting 75 tackles and 10 sacks as a junior.
This performance should not surprise anyone as last season he rushed for over 2,600 yards and 31 touchdowns. The Murfreesboro, Tenn., native was named Tennessee's 2010 Gatorade Player of the Year and Old Spice Player of the Year. Scout.com's #48 nationally rated running back also was named the District and County MVP.
**One of Ole Miss' key offensive line commits, Jake Meador, opened his season with a loss to Center Grove, Ind.. The 6' 7", 305-pound offensive lineman is currently rated the #68 at offensive tackle in the country.
**Memphis University School beat up on Memphis Kingsbury 49-0 this past Friday to even their record to 1-1. Their star offensive lineman, Ben Still, helped pave the way for their offense as they rushed for over 290 yards in the game.
Scout.com's #43 rated offensive guard and MUS will face South Panola this Friday in a huge showdown. .
**Ole Miss quarterback commitC.J. Beathard came up with another big time performance as he was 11-13 for 178 yards and 3 TD's in the first half alone against Ravenswood, Tenn.
Battle Ground Aca stunned the state in their season opener when they beat the 2009 6A State Champions Smyma 29-26 on the Ole Miss commit's 32 yard pass down the right sideline in the closing minutes of the game.
Scout.com's #89 ranked signal caller passed for 2, 312 yards and 17 TD's as a junior.
**CB Jordan Batiste and Lutcher, LA., kick-off their season this Friday against Dutchtown. They did play their jamboree game last Friday and Jordan contributed with 5 tackles and 2 batted down passes.
Last season Batiste finished the year with 84 tackles and 7 picks. The Bulldog standout is rated the #82 cornerback in the country by Scout.com.
Scout.com's #23 ranked tight end chipped in 3 catches for 42 yards and a TD.
Hickman faces Riverview Gardens on Friday.