Tyrese Fryfogle talks Oxford visit

WR Tyrese Fryfogle has made the trek from Lucedale to Oxford, Miss., on numerous occasions. This past trip was a little different.

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"My visit went great," Fryfogle said. "I loved everything about it. This was really my first recruiting trip I've been to Ole Miss. I have been up there a bunch with my family, just going to games and things like that. But this was my trip up there as a recruit."

The junior day visit went better than hoped.

"Their facilities are so nice. Their locker room, weight room, practice fields, just everything. It was all top notch. I love the town too. Everything up there is just nice."

The past trips to Oxford were with his father, Trey Fryfogle, who played for the Rebels under coach Cutcliffe.

"I've been up there probably four or five times. I have been to a couple of their games. But like I said this was my first recruiting trip. I was actually at the Sugar Bowl to see them play in New Orleans. My father is a die hard Ole Miss fan so he's always keeping me up to date with Ole Miss."

What did the Ole Miss staff relay to Tyrese during the trip?

"I hung out with coaches (Matt) Luke, (Grant) Heard and (Hugh) Freeze. They said they liked my size, speed and ball skills. Coaches Heard and Luke came to see me practice last week. They want me to come to their camp in June and run some routes and see my speed. If they like what they see they said they are going to offer me."

The younger Fryfogle had a chance to watch Ole Miss' last practice of the spring.

"I wanted to see how they spread the ball around and meet some of their coaches. I got to hang out with Shea Patterson and Stringfellow. They said it's the place to be. Shea told me how great their staff is and the Rebels are on the rise."

Tyrese has always wanted to be like his father.

"My dad played there so I've always been a big Ole Miss fan. I grew up wanting to be a receiver at Ole Miss like him. I watched all of his film while he was at Ole Miss. That's all I've ever wanted to be, a receiver at Ole Miss."

The Rebel's offense is also a draw.

"They throw it around a lot and work in all of their receivers. They get everyone involved, not just a two or three of them. Most teams have two main guys they go to. They don't get everyone involved like Ole Miss' offense. Most of them don't have quarterbacks like Ole Miss does either."

Where else has the 6-foot-2, 185-pound receiver visited?

"South Carolina, Mississippi State and ULL. I was supposed to go to Alabama and Auburn a while they were in practice but didn't get a chance to get over there."

What stood out about South Carolina?

"They have great facilities, campus and I loved their staff. The only drawback is they didn't have a quarterback with any experience. They had a bunch of young quarterbacks."

And State?

"Their facilities didn't impress me as much as Ole Miss and South Carolina. I didn't get to see them practice because they were off. I watched some film with their coaches. They throw the ball around but not as much as Ole Miss. Kind of like South Carolina they don't know who their quarterback is going to be yet."

Tyrese had 52 catches for 919 yards and eight touchdowns as a junior. He was named All-Coast by the Sun Herald.

Yancy Porter is the recruiting analyst for the Ole Miss Spirit and he can be reached at yporter@scout.com

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