Lodge a Rebel

DeMarkus Lodge had his choice of practically any college in America. And the five-star wide receiver chose Ole Miss.

The highly-coveted Cedar Hill, Texas, playmaker announced for the Rebels on Signing Day. He’ll enroll with his classmates in the Class of 2015 for the fall.

Lodge has athletic skills that are off the charts. His vertical playmaking skills make him a home run threat at any time that his team needs it.

Several major schools were in the mix for the talented star receiver. Baylor, LSU, TCU, Texas, Oklahoma, and Alabama all coveted his services, just to name a few. But he chose Ole Miss.

Michigan made a late run with new head coach Jim Harbaugh. Still Lodge chose Ole Miss.

Texas A&M and Southern Cal were more than interested. At one time he was committed to the Aggies. But he chose Ole Miss.

Lodge was a big part of his high school team’s back to back Texas State championships in 2013 and 2014.

The 6-foot-2, 200-pounder drew double teams and was heavily defended. But he still managed to score 28 touchdowns as a senior.

Originally from Jackson, Miss., Lodge moved to Cedar Hill, Texas, five years ago. Cedar Hill is the same high school that produced current Ole Miss wide receiver Quincy Adeboyejo, who has become an important part of the Rebel offense.

Scout.com has Lodge evaluated this way:

“Lodge is a receiver who transcends the ‘possession style’ moniker, but with his combo of skills that is not a bad way of looking at his game. He has the playmaking ability and concentration to make major catches in traffic, using his size to his advantage. He is a good route runner as well. Big strong hands.”

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