Ole Miss commitments speak out....

<br> Today's events leaves an uncertainty around what is going to happen with the 2005 recruiting class. Before today's event, Ole Miss had 7 public commitments. We decided to call each recruit to see where they now stand with Ole Miss. <br> <br> We made contact with 5 commitments.

Commitment Quotes

Reid Neely
Reid Neely (OL, Jackson, MS) - The 6' 6", 290 pound offensive tackle helped lead Jackson Academy to their second straight State Championship this season.

He will participate in the All-Star game tomorrow night in Clinton (MS). Reid was not available for comment due to him being in a hotel for the All-star game but his father had the following to say:

Commenting on where Ole Miss now stands with Reid, "As far as I am concerned, he is still committed to Ole Miss. I do not know about his scholarship status, but if he still has one, he will be at Ole Miss next year. Coach Hopson is suppose to be by on Thursday night. I will talk to Jay shortly and see what happens, but that is where Reid has always wanted to go to school. I do not see him changing his mind or wavering. He still loves Ole Miss."

Lance Lee
Lance Lee (OL, Oxford, MS) - The 6' 6", 290 pound former Class 4A Lineman of the Year had the following to say:

"I like Coach Cutlciffe. Yea, I still wish he were still there. That is who recruited me, came to my house, and spent a lot of time with me and my family. I like and respect him a whole let, and personally, I thought they did him wrong. But, I will still go to Ole Miss, as long as I still have an offer. I am a Rebel through and through."

Justin Sparks
Justin Sparks (PK, Ripley, TN) - The 6' 3" place kicker was a key component in Briarcrest's State Championship run.

Sparks was one of three Finalist for Mr. Football in Div 11 (2A). For the year, he kicked over 60% of his kickoffs for touchbacks, was 42 for 42 in extra points, and made over 5 field goals from over 45 yards. All of this was achieved with a twisted knee that occurred in the middle of the season.

Justin's father commenting on Coach Cut's dismissal, "Nothing has changed with our feelings, but we really can not comment any further until the appropriate time.

J.D. Lawhorn

JD Lawhorn (WR, Memphis, TN) - The 6' 2", 180 pound wide receiver was an integral part of MUS' first State Championship in over 20 years.

For the season, J.D.wdx had 46 receptions for 680 yards and 11 TD's. Lawhorn was a finalist for Mr. Football in D11(3A).

Commenting on where Ole Miss now stands with him, "I am still committed, but I am like everyone else, I want to see who the next coach is going to be. But when I committed to Ole Miss, I committed to more than their athletics. I committed to their University."



Blake McAdams
Blake McAdams (P, Ripley, TN) - The 6' 0", 180 pound punter/quarterback/defensive back recruit had a huge year for Ripley this season. For the year, he rushed for over 900 yards, had 148 tackles, and averaged over 42 yards a punt.

He was one of three Finalist for Mr. Football in Class 3A and was the Region 7(3A) Player of the Year.

Commenting on where Ole Miss now stands with him, "I am pretty disappointed. One of the main reasons I committed to Ole Miss was because of Coach Cutcliffe. I am just disappointed that it took place like it did. I do not think he deserved that. Right now, I am not sure. I will have to contact the University and see where I fit in. I just have to see if they are still committed to me or not. I guess I will not really know that answer until the new coach is hired. A lot depends on who they hire."

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