Offensive Line: B+
Ole Miss has not signed
a threesome like this since Chris Spencer, Bobby Harris, and Tre Stallings in
2001. But after a few miss evaluations, getting beat out on several, and a few
offensive linemen leaving the team, this year's offensive line class needed
to be long on talent and numbers. Unfortunately, they fell short on the numbers
aspect, but they could have not found a better three to work with for the future.
Next year, it will be vital to sign a big time offensive line class.
Lee (OL, Oxford, MS) - Listed as 6-5, 298 - Signed with Ole Miss in
2004 class, but did not enroll in college ... Member of PrepStar All-Southeast
Region team as Top 275 ... Made SuperPrep Dixie Team and was No. 17 on
Mississippi 22 list ... A Mississippi Association of Coaches Class 4A first
team All-State offensive tackle ... Also named first team All-State by The
Clarion-Ledger, and rated "Ten Most Wanted" status on that publication's
Top 40 Recruits list ... Singled out as a Top 15 Prep Recruit by the Sun-Herald,
which rated him as the No. 5 player in the State of Mississippi ... Honored
as a member of the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal and Oxford
Eagle All-Area teams ... Was All-District and All-Area selection final two
years ... Named second team All-State as a junior ... Played in the 2004 Mississippi-Alabama
All-Star Classic in Mobile, Alabama ... Led Oxford to a 2003 North Half Championship
and berth in the Mississippi Class 4A State Championship game ... Earned three
letters in football ... Coached in high school by Johnny Hill ...Also lettered
in basketball ... PERSONAL: Son of Leon and Mimi Lee ... Mother earned
three letters in basketball at Ole Miss from 1976-78 ... Full name is Lance
Leon Lee ... Born: July 12, 1985.
Neely (OL, Jackson, MS) - Listed as 6-6, 295. Played at Jackson
Academy - Earned 2nd Team All-State honors from The Clarion-Ledger senior
season and was 1st Team All-Metro final two years ... Was All-MPSA offensive
lineman, and also earned North 3A All-Conference honors in 2003 and 2004 ...
Participated in 2004 MPSA All-Star Game ... Rated No. 9 overall best
prospect in Mississippi on Biloxi Sun Herald's Top 50 list ... Selected
All-Mississippi by Scout.com and was ranked as the No. 12 overall best
player in Mississippi ... Was rated No. 38 on Mobile Register 120
... Selected Jackson Academy Most Valuable Lineman senior season ... Named to
Top 40 list of The Clarion-Ledger and to SuperPrep Dixie Team,
rating as No. 14 on Mississippi Top 21 list ... Was preseason All-Region pick
of PrepStar magazine ... Helped lead team to 2003 and 2004 Mississippi
Private School championships ... Earned three letters in football as offensive
and defensive tackle ... Coached in high school by Joey Hawkins ... Also earned
one letter in track, throwing the discus and shot ... Ranked third in state
in shot ... PERSONAL: Son of Johnny and Diane Neely, who both attended
Ole Miss ... Full name is Reid David Neely ... Born: March 1, 1987.
Oher (OL, Memphis, TN) - Listed as 6-4, 330, played at Briarcrest
- Considered one of the top offensive linemen in the nation ... Earned 1st
Team USA Today and EA Sports All-America honors ... Played in
U.S. Army All-America Bowl in San Antonio, Texas ... Member of 2005 Tennessee
Athletic Coaches Association All-Star team selected to compete against Kentucky
on June 16, 2005 at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Ky. ... Picked by Tom
Lemming/ESPN as the nation's top offensive tackle ... Named to SuperPrep
All-America team and was ranked No. 24 among offensive linemen by that publication,
which also had him on its Dixie Team, ranking No. 6 on its Tennessee Top 20
... Rated No. 5 best offensive lineman in the country by Scout.com
as well as first team All-America, No. 8 overall player in the South, and No.
37 overall player in the country .Selected the No. 1 player in the State of
Tennessee by the Knoxville News-Sentinel ... Rated as the No. 2 player
in the South by the Mobile Register as a member of its Super Southeast
120 squad ... Named to Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100
and rated as No. 22 on its Top 25 recruits in the nation list ... "Mr.
Football" in Tennessee ... Offensive Lineman of the Year in Tennessee ...
1st Team All-South selection by Fox Sports ... Chosen to Orlando Sentinel
All-Southern team ... Named to Student Sports Hot 100 list, ranking as the
nation's No. 5 offensive lineman ... Was named to PrepStar preseason Top 100
Dream Team, ranking No. 52 ... Two-time All-State selection ... Rated by The
Commercial Appeal as No. 1 on Shelby-Metro's Most Wanted list ... As a senior,
was credited with 130 "pancake" blocks, allowing no sacks, and grading
out at 90 percent ... Didn't allow a sack in his two years and had 200 "pancakes"
and an 85 percent grade ... Helped lead Briarcrest to 10-3 record and 2004 state
championship ... Earned two letters in football ... Coached in high school by
Hugh Freeze ... Also lettered twice in basketball and twice in track ... Basketball
team went 27-6 in 2004, winning district championship ... Averaged 22 points
and 10 rebounds in basketball, earning All-State honors as well as making the
Sun Coast All-Tourney team ... In track, was state runner-up in discus ... PERSONAL:
Son of Denise Oher and Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy ... Full name is Michael Jerome
Oher ... Born: May 28, 1986.
Coach Orgeron on Michael
"I asked Michael to be the rock and cornerstone of our class. He was one of the first young men I saw here and I believe he will be a first round draft choice in the NFL. He's really, really a great player."