Rebels have the attention of LSU commit

Patrick Queen out of Livonia, La., made the trek to Ole Miss' Elite camp without an offer in hand. He left a happy camper.

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"It was nice getting an offer from Ole Miss," Queen said. "I had been up there a few times. They told me to come work out in front of them, so I did. They liked the way I move. I ran around a 4.5. They said I move like a defensive back but can play linebacker if I grow into one. They love speed on their defense."

He met with the linebacker and Ole Miss head coach before leaving.

"I went to talk to coach (Hugh) Freeze first. He wanted to see what type of person I am. Around lunch time him and coach (Dave) Wommack pulled me to the side and told me I had an offer. We just talked about their program and everything that would be expected of me."

The Rebels have made an impression with the LSU commit.

"To be honest, LSU and Ole Miss will be in my final two. Those are the only schools I'm really thinking about. I'm focused on trying to get better now."

What has caught the 6-foot-1, 205-pounder's attention with the Rebels?

"I like Ole Miss because it's really quiet around there. There's not a lot of distractions going on. The people are so friendly up there. I like their campus too. All of their buildings are nice and old fashion. It's just nice up there."

Working out with the Ole Miss coaches was also beneficial.

"A lot of the stuff they are doing is different than everyone else. Ole Miss and LSU have been the hardest workouts I've gone through out of all of the colleges I have been to. I like that. I got to work out with coach Wommack with the linebackers. He taught me a lot. When you are at linebacker you don't give ground. You go straight forward. That's what I took away from him. It was a great teaching point for me to learn. I know I'll get coached up at Ole Miss."

Which position does Patrick feel more comfortable, linebacker or safety?

"I can do both, but I have played more safety in my career. But at linebacker I'm really fast and it's hard to block me. That's probably where I'll end up."

Despite the interest in Ole Miss they will have to go through LSU to snag him in the end.

"I just like the community they are in. I fit in there the most there because I know everybody. Their coaches are really good there too. They coach you up at LSU. If you go to LSU you can get to the NFL if you put your mind to it and work hard."

Visits to both schools are coming up.

"I'm going up to Oxford for the Southern Elite camp later this month. I'm headed to LSU after that for a camp in July and then I'm going back to Ole Miss after that camp. I don't know yet."

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

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