Top recruits report to Ole Miss

The Rebels welcomed eight of their early signees Wednesday.

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The nation's top quarterback, Shea Patterson, led IMG to the school's first ever undefeated season. For the season the USA Today All-American was 79-129 for 1,533 passing yards. He threw for 18 touchdowns with four interception. Last season Shea helped Calvary Baptist (La.) to a state championship. He was 129-199 for 2,428 yards and 38 touchdowns with five interceptions.

Shea played in the Army All-American game and was named a Parade All-American.

The No. 202 overall player, Gabe Angel, was named 1st Team All-State in Class 6A and 1st Team All-Midlands. He rushed the ball 36 rushes for 355 yards and seven touchdowns this season. Gabe had 25 receptions for 389 yards and four touchdowns while playing tight end. On defense Gabe finished the season with 51 tackles, 8 batted down passes while manning the free safety position. As a junior the 6-foot-3 1/2, 215-pounder had 40 carries or 454 yards and eight touchdowns, as well as 15 catches for 277 yards and three touchdowns.


The No. 217 rated player DE Charles Wiley helped Stockbridge to a 12-1 record and a quarterfinal appearance in Class 5A. The 6-foot-2, 242 pound defensive end totalled 72 tackles, a state best 18.5 sacks, and 21 tackles for a loss. He was named the Henry County Defensive player of the Year and 1st Team 5A All-State after collecting 20 sacks as a junior.


The nation's No. 62 prospect, Benito Jones, helped Wayne County to a 5A State Championship ring to go out with a bang. The USA Today All-American selection now had 83 tackles, 7 sacks, 24 qb hurries, 21 tackles for a loss, and three batted down balls. Last season the first team All-State selection had 84 tackles, three sacks, five for loss, three forced fumbles and three recovered fumbles.

Benito played in the MS/AL All-Star Under Armour All-American games.



The nation's No. 41 rated inside linebacker, Donta Evans, helped Archer to a 11-3 record and a quarterfinal showing in the 6A playoffs. Donta had 93 tackles, 12 for a loss, three sacks, five forced fumble and two blocked punts. Last season the 6-foot-1 Evans had 98 tackles and seven sacks while manning the linebacker and defensive end positions.

Donta played in the Offense/Defense All-american game.'s No. 1 rated prep school defensive back Myles Hartsfield, led East Coast Prep with seven interceptions and had four kickoffs/punts returned for a touchdown this season.'s No. 38 rated safety, Greg Eisworth, finished their regular season at 6-4. The 6-foot, 188-pound two-way player had 992 yards passing passing yards/11 touchdowns and 913 rushing yards/ten touchdowns. Greg was named 1st Team All-District 8(6A) and was one of four players nominated for Defensive Player of the Year in the the Dallas surrounding area. Last season while playing quarterback he had over 3,000 yards.

Greg will enroll at Ole Miss in January.




3-Star OL Eli Johnson helped Lafayette to a 4A quarterfinals. They finished their season at 9-3. The 6' 3", 285-pound lineman played in the MS/AL and Offense/Defense All-American games.

Yancy Porter is the recruiting analyst for the Ole Miss Spirit and he can be reached at



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