Ole Miss' recruiting class was ranked #9 in the country before the announcement that 4-Star Myles Hartsfield was going to join the Rebel program in January.
The New Jersey native took in his official visit to Ole Miss back in November and never looked back.
"Coach Freeze is definitely one of my favorite head coaches I’ve ever met," Hartsfield told Scout national recruiting analyst Brian Dohn. "We grew up in a church. My parents brought me up in the church and he is a guy who loves to speak about God, and Jesus, and have church on Sunday. He doesn’t push it on any of his players, though. It’s an optional thing so the players don’t have to feel uncomfortable if they go or don’t go."
"He’s just a family guy. My mom loves 'The Blind Side,' so she was almost crying the day I got the offer. She was like, ‘That’s the coach from ‘The Blind Side,’ and I was like, ‘Yup.’ He’s just a great guy. He turned that program around, he has interest in me, so I appreciate everything he’s done."
The one time Penn State commit has seen his stock rise after spending a season at East Coast Prep this season. He is now ranked one of the top ten for all of the prep school players. Some in the Ole Miss camp see another Mike Hilton in the 6-foot defensive backs. He could end up playing any of the five defensive back positions at Ole Miss but will probably start out at corner. The Rebels graduate starting safeties Mike Hilton and Trey Elston. They are looking for help at all five positions.
Myles, who is graduating in the top ten percent of his class, is expected to report to Ole Miss in January with 5 years to play 4.
Ole Miss now holds at 19 commitments. They expect to sign anywhere from 25 to 28 in this class.
Yancy Porter is the recruiting analyst for the Ole Miss Spirit and he can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org