Clemons A Rebel

Rasool Clemons has had an "up and down" recruiting journey, but it all ended when he visited Ole Miss over the weekend. The Aiken, SC, defensive end cast his lot with the Rebels over the weekend.

Rasool Clemons has had a rollercoaster recruitment, at one time committing to Virginia and then decommitting.

Ole Miss jumped in the fray, got a visit out of the 6-foot-6, 213-pound defensive end and the rest is history, or history about to be made in the Red & Blue.

"It felt right," said Clemons. "I could just see myself playing here. It felt like family and I liked the passion of the coaches."

It also helped that he created a bond with other Rebel players.

"(JUCO DT) D.J. (Jones) and I are both from South Carolina and we hit it off real well. We got close," said Clemons. "I also got along with some others, like Quon (Laquon Treadwell) and others.

"The atmosphere and the people were great. Everyone got along - all the players get along."

Clemons said Ole Miss has always been on his mind.

"I always had a thing for Ole Miss. I can see myself being a member of the Landshark defense," he noted. "After Coach (Cory) Batoon came by my house and we set the visit, I had a feeling I'd fall in love with Ole Miss."

Clemons said his future growth will determine where he will play when he gets to Ole Miss.

"I could be a Bandit (rush DE) or I could grow into the (bigger) defensive end spot," he stated.

As for his recruitment, Rasool said emphatically, it's over.

"I'm done," he said.

Clemons led his team with 112 tackles - 25 for loss, seven QB sacks, one interception and one touchdown. He was named the Defensive Player of the Year in his district for his efforts.

As a side note, Clemons said other recruits on their visits were also "pumped up."

"I think we may get CeCe Jefferson too," he ended.


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