Scout Rating: ***
Scout Rank: 120
Size: 6-3, 185
Hometown: (Callaway HS) Jackson, MS
Stats: 4.5 40
Projected position at OM: Wide Receiver
Accolades: HIGH SCHOOL: Rated a 3-star prospect by Scout.com … A Class 5A All-State selection as a kick returner by the Mississippi Association of Coaches as a senior … Also tabbed All-Region 2-5A by the MAC and All-Metro second team at wide receiver by The Clarion-Ledger … Listed No. 17 on The Clarion-Ledger's Targeted 22 list … Had 42 catches for 564 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior, while racking up 1,034 total all-purpose yards … Led Callaway to a school-record 14 wins and the 5A North Half Finals … Recorded 31 catches for 490 yards and seven TDs as a junior … High school teammate of current Rebels Justin Bell and Aaron Morris and fellow signees Rod Taylor and Breeland Speaks … Coached in high school by Daryl Jones … Also played basketball and ran track … Helped Callaway's basketball team to state titles in 2012 and 2013.
Recruiting Competition: Dayall's recruitment was primarily an in-state affair with SEC members Ole Miss and Mississippi State and Southern Mississippi all vying for his signature on their national letter of intent. Ole Miss' cause was helped immensely by three other Callaway players – Rod Taylor, Breeland Speaks and Ronald Walker – off his team also committing to Ole Miss. Unfortunately, Walker, a safety, had to go the JUCO route, but Harris will be at Ole Miss with his other teammates. Dayall committed late last February and stuck to his guns the whole way.
Quotable: "I come from the same background as (current Rebel) Aaron Morris, who also went to Callaway. I visited him after he got up there and I asked him why he chose Ole Miss when he could have gone to any school in the country. He said it was like home and he was looking for a home where he fit in. I knew then that Ole Miss, if it fit him, would fit me. It was an easy decision."
Scouting Report: Dayall fits in the mold of what Coach Hugh Freeze wants in a wide receiver. Tall, long and with good speed. He was a playmaker all through high school at Callaway, including a dynamic punt and kickoff return man. Dayall needs to hit the weights hard to add strength and size, but he reminds all the Rebel coaches of a young Ja-Mes Logan and we know how his career turned out.
Coach Hugh Freeze Quote: "Dayall has the length and movement we are looking for in our wideouts. I like the way he attacks the ball when it's in the air and I like how hard he plays. He leaves it all on the field. We were only going to sign two wide receivers this year and when Dayall committed early, it cut our job in half and we were able to concentrate on Markell Pack, who we were also able to sign. We feel Markell and Dayall will be great additions to Laquon Treadwell, Quincy Adeboyejo, Vincent Sanders, Cody Core, et al. We are also projecting Dayall to help in the return game."
Signee Spotlight: Dayall Harris
Scout Rating: ***