All-State performer gives Ole Miss the nod

Jamar Richardson out of Aliceville, Ala., became the third commitment for Ole Miss in the past 24 hours.

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"I knew after my last visit there for their camp that I was the most comfortable there," Richardson said. "I talked it over with my parents, and we all agreed that there was no reason to not go ahead and commit."

The phone call to the Ole Miss head coach was next.

"Coach (Hugh) Freeze was really happy. They always made me feel the most wanted. They recruited me the hardest out of all of the schools that were recruiting me. I talked to them everyday. I just love the environment around their campus and their players."

The Landshark defense also played a major role.

"I love their defense. They play so alive. They are always running to the ball and swarming like a pack of bees. That's how I love to play defense. I love to attack, and that's how Ole Miss plays defense."

The visit to Ole Miss wrapped up his belief that it was the best spot for the 6-foot cornerback.

"When I first got there I took a look around and just saw how new everything was around there. They have redone their stadium, outdoor practice fields, and their indoor practice facility is amazing. Their whole campus is amazing. It's so clean and beautiful and quaint. Everybody is so friendly around there. It just gave me that homey feeling. I left there knowing that's where I wanted to go to college. I just feel in love with it the first time I stepped foot on their campus."

The Rebels love long corners who can cover a lot of ground. Jamar ran a 4.47 at the Nike Regional this summer.

"They love my length and how physical I play. They said I'm exactly what they are looking for at corner. They think I can help take them to the next level."

The All-County selection believes he'll bring a lot to the table for the Ole Miss defense.

"I'm a player who never gives up on any play. I work my tail off on and off the field. I've always been an honor roll student. Ole Miss loves that about me. They said they want players who succeed in the classroom as much as they do on the field. They are really into academics at Ole Miss. That really caught my eye and my mother's eye. I know I'll be in good hands at Ole Miss."

Now that his decision has been made he can concentrate on his senior season.

"I want to prove that I'm the best corner in the state of Alabama and lead my team to a state championship."

Jamar said he chose Ole Miss over Wake Forest. Louisville, Missouri, Mississippi State and several more schools also offered.

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

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