Oxford's Devin Rockette snags Ole Miss offer

Devin Rockette out of Oxford, Miss., woke up Wednesday morning and headed just a few miles down the road to an Ole Miss camp. Several hours later he left with a scholarship offer in hand.

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"I went to Ole Miss' camp yesterday (Wednesday) morning," Rockette said. "I ran a 4.39 and a 4.01 short shuttle. I did well. After the camp was over coach (Dave) Wommack and (Matt) Luke wanted to talk to me. They told me I had a scholarship offer."

The 5-foot-11 cornerback impressed the Ole Miss coaches with his coverage skills.

"They like me speed and the way I break on balls. I started hearing from them last summer after one of the 7-on-7 tournaments. They wanted me to come to their camp this summer, so I did. I'm glad I came. It's a dream come true for me to get an offer from Ole Miss."

Growing up in Oxford has given him an inside view of the Ole Miss program.

"It's a great school that treats their players like family. Like I said, it's a dream come true."

What did Devin say back to the Ole Miss coaches after he received the offer?

"I told them thank you. It's a blessing. They thanked me for coming. I really thought about committing. It was the first thing that came to my mind, but they told me to go home and talk it over with my mother and family. I'm going to do that over the next few days."

Rockette helped Oxford to its third straight state championship game last season. He led the secondary with 53 tackles and 20 pass breakups.

"I love to compete. I try and help my team get better. I'm not selfish. I want to help everybody o ut. I'm a family person. I love to play press coverage and my speed is my biggest asset."

Devin is also a track star for the Chargers.

"I'm going to the national track meet from June 16-19. I run the 4 by 100, 2 by 200, 100 and 200. My best 100 time this season is 10.8."

Due to track the football schedule has been put on hold.

"Alabama wants me to come to a camp but I'm busy with track. Our team has a lot of 7-on-7 tournaments coming up too. Tulane has been talking to me as well. I'll see if I have time to go to their camps but nothing is planned right now."

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


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