Rebs Hit PK Jackpot

Washington School (Greenville, MS) All-State Kicker Nathan Noble will follow his dream and become a Rebel. His reasons are simple - opportunity and Ole Miss is where his heart is.

With Bryson Rose and Andrew Ritter being seniors on the Ole Miss squad in 2012, the opportunity for a placekicker and kickoff specialist is wide open in 2013.

Enter Washington School All-State PK Nathan Noble.

"I have been an Ole Miss fan my whole life and the timing for me is perfect," said Noble. "I can redshirt next year, work hard and earn a scholarship. That's all I ask for."

Noble was 10-13 in field goal attempts for Washington School his senior season. He had a 50-yard field goal during the season and made anothr 50-yarder in the state title game that was called back due to holding.

"I believe the kick in the state championship game would have been good from 60," he noted.

Noble's strength is his distance on kickoffs.

"Eighty-five percent of my kickoffs were touchbacks and the other 15% were kicks I was asked to place," he noted. "I feel I have a strong leg that will only get stronger when I start concentrating solely on kicking. I play other sports so I haven't been able to hone in on just kicking, but now I can. That will help me a lot."

Noble, who is 6-3 1/2 and weighs 200 pounds, knows Ritter.

"Andrew is a great guy and I understand Bryson is too. They have a reputation for helping young kickers and that excites me," he closed.

' With the addition of Noble and Alabama PK Andy Pappanastos, who opted for Ole Miss Sunday also, the Rebel kicking game should be in good hands for years to come.

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