Matthew Flint was offered by Ole Miss earlier this spring. The three-star linebacker did not shy away from risking his stock as the majority of recruits do when they camp at a school they already hold an offer from. Flint went out there to try and prove his worth.
"It went good," Flint said right after the camp. "It went real good. I think I surprised them with my speed and agility. I ran a 4.46 at the camp."
What did Flint learn about the Rebels during the camp?
"I already know coach Pev(eto) but just getting the message of how much they want me and how I can fit on their team. What position I'll be playing, like a husky (LB) , and who I will be playing for."
What did Ole Miss like about Flint's performance outside of his speed?
"They just liked the fact that I came out here and competed when I really didn't have to. They told me that is what they are looking for in an Ole Miss Rebel. They don't want players to take things for granted. They want their guys to compete and always strive to get better. Of course they liked my 40 time too, but they really liked how much I competed out there."
What are his overall impressions of Ole Miss?
"I've been here twice. I came up there in February for their Junior Day. I love Ole Miss. They are giving me a lot of interest. They are clearly in my top five, if I had to make one right now. They have the No. 1 campus in the nation. That's huge to me. I'm real good with "Cimedawg" (OM LB coach Wesley McGriff). I've known him since he recruited me at Auburn. I know him well. And coach Pevet; he's just an old "G". He's been doing this for a long time. All the linebackers he had at LSU. Then to come over here now and do what he does best. I know they are going to have a big season, and I know they had the top recruiting class in the country the year before last who were just freshmen this past season. They are definitely on the rise despite all of that NCAA stuff."
Who are the other main schools involved?
"Tennessee, Penn State...Bama has been recruiting me real hard although they have not offered me yet. Auburn is still in there of course. So far I've camped at Penn State, Alabama and Ole Miss. I really don't have any plans after this."
Yancy Porter is the recruiting analyst for the Ole Miss Spirit and he can be reached at email@example.com