We have learned that Carlos Thomas (WR/GA), Tyson Andrus (W/LA), Carlos Thomas (WR/GA), Lucas Taylor (WR/Ath/LA), and Vantrese Studivant (DL/FL) are now on the official visit list.
Just a forewarning, each year we have been in this business the database that we put out has been pretty much cut and dry by this point in the recruiting season. But due to the coaching changeover this year, you are now going to see a lot of turnover from the priorities that Ole Miss wants.
Most of the database (prospects) has stayed the same, but some of the recruits that the last staff liked, the new staff does not. And some of prospects that the last staff did not think too highly of, the new staff does.
They will have to evaluate everyone on their board first before they can reestablish their pecking order.
Until then, we will keep you posted on who has moved up and who has moved down. The best way to keep an eye on who the "hot" prospects are is by looking at this official visit list that we keep updating. As we have reported before, your signees almost always comes from your official visit list.
We feel that you could see the names of Alonzo Horton (DE/LA), Al Jones (DE/LA/Committed to LSU), Patrick Jackson (RB/LA) and Patrick Trahan (OL/LA/Committed to Auburn) come into the picture due to the hirings of Coaches Frank Wilson (known as the "Godfather of Louisiana) and Cullan (use to coach at LSU).
Also look to for the Rebels to try and get back into the game for Barry Turner (DE/TN).
Official Visit list
This list contains the prospects who have taken an official visit with Ole Miss and who are scheduled to take an official visit.
Michael Oher (OL, Memphis, TN) Scout.com's #5 offensive lineman (5 star) has taken official visits with Ole Miss, Tennessee, and North Carolina State. He will visit LSU and Memphis in January.
Larry Brackins (WR, Pearl River CC, MS) - Named 1st Team NJCAA All-American. Will visit USC, FSU, LSU, and Texas A&M.
May prospect and signed with an agent
Levance Richmond (S, Pearl River CC, MS) - The 5' 11", 200 pound safety was named 1st Team NJCAA All-American after leading the country in interceptions with 12 (5 in the playoffs) and also had 6 touchdowns at wide receiver. December prospect.
LaKeitharun Ford (CB, MS Delta CC, MS) - Listed as 5' 8", 175, with 4.4 speed. December prospect.
Jerome Lyons ((LB, ICC, MS) - Listed as 6' 3", 230. Thought of as the best juco LB in the state of MS. Arkansas, Ole Miss, and MSU are the three main players. December prospect with 3 to play 3.
Ryan McBean (DT, Hinds CC, MS) - Earned 1st Team All-State status this season. Noted as the top defensive tackle in the state of Mississippi. Listed as 6' 5", 270. Will visit West Virginia , Ole Miss, and Oklahoma State. December prospect.
Signed with Oklahoma State
Tyson Andrus (S, ) out of Lafayette (LA) was visited by Coach Hopson tonight. Tyus has scheduled an official visit with Ole Miss on January 14th. He will also take official visits to Tennessee, Auburn, and Oklahoma State.
Nolan Carroll (WR, Jacksonville, FL) - Track star who has been timed at a 4.31 forty.
Guesly Dervil (DB, Jacksonville, FL) - The 3 Star dB/WR athlete has Ole Miss, Clemson, N.C. State, and West Virginia at the top of his list.
Austin Divinity (S, Jackson, MS) - One of the best pure athletes in the state of Mississippi. Will take an official visit with Ole Miss (1/14), USM (1/21), and Alabama (1/28).
Chad Green (DE, Hinds CC, MS) - Named Defensive Player of the Year in the state of Mississippi. Was a 1st Team NJCAA All-American. Soft commitment for North Carolina State but still interested in USC, Tennessee, LSU, and Ole Miss. May Prospect.
Cordaro Howard (OL, Phenix, AL) - An All-State selection that is listed as 6' 5", 270.
Committed to Louisville
Michael Johnson (TE, Dallas County, AL) - Scout.com's #38 ranted tight end prospect, listed as 6' 7", is a soft commitment for Georgia Tech.
J.D. Lawhorn (WR, Memphis, TN) - The 6' 1", 190 pound 3 Star prospect committed to the Rebels last summer.
Committed to Ole Miss
Blake McAdams (P, Ripley, TN) - Named Region 7 (3A) Player of the Year.
Greg Peterson (DE, Hinds CC, MS) - Named 1st Team All-State and earned All-American status this season. Placed at Hinds CC by NC State but did not sign with the Wolfpack out of high school. Ole Miss and North Carolina State are the two main players. May Prospect.
Justin Sparks (PK, Memphis, TN) - The 6' 3" kicking specialist was offered by Ole Miss, North Carolina State, and Oklahoma State.
Committed to Ole Miss
Lucas Taylor (WR, Carencro, LA) - Selected as the #28 overall athlete by Scout.com. Will take visits to Tennessee, Auburn, LSU, and Oklahoma State.
Rick Watson (OT, N' West CC, MS) - Listed as 6' 4", 300. Rick is a two year starter at N' West CC and was a 2004 1st Team All-State selection for his play.
Brian White (LB, Springhill, LA) - Listed as 6' 3", 220, with 4.6 speed. Moved to "Red" status a week ago after being evaluated by Coach Hopson. As we learn more about Mr. White, we will fill in the blanks.
Jacquinn Wrice (OL, Lowndes Co, GA)
Brandyn Young (RB, Tucker, GA) - Scout.com's #47 nationally ranked running back is a soft verbal for Maryland.
January 21, 2005
Zach Anderson (DL, East MC CC) - The 6-4, 266-pounder took home the JUCO Defensive Player of the Year award in the North as well as 1st-team all-state and 1st-team all-region DT honors. Will visit Ole Miss, Louisville, Wisconsin, and Texas A&M.
Avery Atkins (CB, Mainland, FL) - The 5 Star athlete is scheduled to visit Miami, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, and Ole Miss.
Craig Bonner (TE, Huntsville, AL) - The 6' 3", 230 pound prospect runs a 4.6 forty.
Brent Davis (LB, Mainland, FL) - One of Florida's top prospects recently came on the Rebel radar. North Carolina State looks to be the main competition.
Jon Demps (LB, Pensacola, FL) - Scout.com's #33 LB and 4 star prospect is set to visit Ole Miss, FSU, Auburn, LSU, and Miami.
Micahel Gates (TE, Tyrone, GA) - The 6' 5", 250 pound recruit has interest in Ole Miss, MSU, Georgia Tech, and Kentucky.
Jonathan Garner (QB, Mainland, FL) - Scout.com's #36 rated QB prospect has recently decommitted from Florida and has scheduled official visits with Ole Miss, Georgia Tech, and South Carolina.
Marcus Green (RB, Bastrop, LA) - Scout.com ranks Marcus as a 3 star prospect. Ole Miss and Arkansas are thought to be the two leaders. Oklahoma State is also in the picture.
Eugene Hayes (LB, Madison, FL) - Scout.com's #2 nationally ranked prospect (5 Star) is set to visit Ole Miss, Auburn, Georgia, and USC.
Carlton Hill (Ath, Monticello, FL) - Scout.com's #25 ranked QB is set to visit Ole Miss, NC State, Purdue, and South Florida.
Anthony Johnson (CB, Jackson, MS) - Scout.com's 21st ranked cornerback is set to visit Ole Miss, MSU, and Alabama. Anthony's father played at MSU.
Rogers Loche (LB, Bastrop, LA) - Offered by UCLA, Arizona State, South Carolina, and Texas A&M before casting his lot with the Rebels.
Shaddler Manning (DE, Co-Linn CC, MS) - Listed as 6' 5", 265, and is thought to be the best kept secret in the MS juco ranks.
Jerrell Powe (DL, Waynesboro, MS) - Scout.com's #1 rated defensive lineman will vsiit Auburn, Texas A&M, and Ole Miss.
Zach Schreiber (LB, Shreveport, LA) - 3 Star prospect is set to visit Ole Miss, Alabama, and Texas Tech.
(Committed to Alabama)
John Sibley (DL, Greenville, MS) - The 6' 3", 285 pound All-State selection was 4th in Class 5A in sacks.
Eric Sledge (WR, Apopka, FL) - The 6' 3" recruit is rated as the #50 overall WR in the country. Offered by the likes of Michigan, Tennessee, Ohio State, West Virginia, Louisville, and Auburn.
Vantrese Studivant (DL/OL, Suncoast, FL) - The 6' 3", 265 pound athlete out of Florida runs a sub 5.0 forty. So far, he has set up officials with Rutgers (12/.3), Georgia Tech (12/10), Central Florida (1/7), and Ole Miss.
Quentin Taylor (LB, Apopka, FL) - The 3 Star LB prospect visited West Virginia on December 10th.
Tony Turner (FB, Orlando, FL) - The 6' 2", 210 pound back is rated as the #59 overall running back in the country by Scout.com.
Calvin Wilson (OL, Hattiesburg, MS) - 3 Star prospect is set to visit Ole Miss, MSU, Auburn, and LSU.
January 28, 2005
DeAndre Bryant (DE, Dunwoody, GA)
Selvish Capers (TE, New Orleans, LA) - The 6' 5", 250 pound tight end prospect out of St. Augustine recently
committed to West Virginia.
John Jerry (OL, South Panola, MS) - The Dandy Dozen selection finished the year with 64 tackles and 12 sacks. Ole Miss, MSU, Tennessee, Memphis, and USM are in the mix
Peria Jerry (DL,. Hargrave, VI) - The 2003 Class 5A Defensive Player of the Year is committed to Ole Miss.
Jimmy Johns (Ath/QB, Brookhaven, MS) - Scout.com's #34 ranked QB prospect was the catalyst for Brookhaven's Championship run. He accumulated over 3,500 total yards and 44 TD's of offense. Has scheduled officials with Ole Miss and MSU. West Virginia and Auburn are also heavily in the mix.
Reid Neely (OL, Jackson, MS) - The 6' 6", 292 pound youngster is a member of Scout.Com's 1st Team All-Mississippi team. Committed to Ole Miss.
Derek Pegues (Ath, South Panola, MS) - Scout.com's #15 rated CB (4 star) led South Panola to its 2nd consecutive State Championship. He amassed over 2,200 yards and 31 TD's for the season. Has visited Tennessee (December) and will visit Ole Miss and LSU in January.
Kendrick Perry (FB, Amite, LA) - The 3 Star recruit is rated by scout.com as the #48 running back in the country.
Travis Sanford (WR, South Panola, MS) - Scout.com's #2 ranked player from Mississippi (4 star) had a huge year in route to back to back state championships. Ole Miss, MSU, USM, LSU, and TN top the charts.
Archie Sims (LB, Laurel, MS) - 3 Star LB who helped West Jones to the South State Championship game. Will visit Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Memphis, Auburn and West Virginia.
Carlos Thomas (WR, College Park, GA) - Scout.com's #10 nationally rated WR has scheduled official visits with Clemson (12/3), Ohio State (1/7), LSU (1/14), Georgia (1/21), and Ole Miss (1/28).