Grid newcomers reporting today!

The Rebels newcomers - freshmen and JUCOs - will report today by 3 p.m. Practice begins Saturday after Friday's physicals and "orientation." Read about it inside.

Ole Miss Coach Ed Orgeron has inked 29 players since his arrival in December, including transfer TB BenJarvus Green-Ellis, JUCO WR Milton Collins, mid-semester players OL Lance Lee and WR Burnell Wallace , "late" signee QB Billy Tapp and 24 other freshmen.

Green-Ellis, a transfer from Indiana; Wallace, who signed with Oregon State in 2004, but became academically eligible last fall; and Lee, who signed with Ole Miss in '04 but went the same route as Wallace; all went through spring training. Lee has since quit the team.

LB Wallace Bates, who went the same route as Lee and Wallace as a late qualifier, came on board the first semester of summer school, but was dismissed from the team.

Today, the "rest" of the signees, minus four, are expected to report for August practice, which begins Saturday.

DT signee Jerrell Powe and OL/DL signee John Jerry are expected to enroll at Hargrave Military this fall. They are both expected to return to Ole Miss after a year at Hargrave, ala Peria Jerry's course of action. Peria, also a signee, went to Hargrave last year and is expected to report today with the rest of the freshmen.

Collins is expected to graduate from Jones JUCO this week and report to the Rebels by Saturday's first workout if all works out as expected.

RB signee Marcus Green's eligibility status is still in limbo and continues to be checked out by the NCAA Clearing House. There is no definite word on how he might fare or when he would report if he is declared eligible. He will not, however, report today, he told us.

Newcomers expected to report today are:

DB Gary Albury from Orlando, FL

DB Tyson Andrus from Lafayette, LA

DL Lamark Armour from Nashville, TN

DL Jada Brown from College Park, GA

LB Dustin Forston from Miami, FL

DB Michael Hicks from Jacksonville, FL

DL Peria Jerry from Batesville, MS

LB Leron King from Miami, FL

WR J.D. Lawhorn from Memphis, TN

LB Rogers Loche from Bastrop, LA

DB Jabarre Mitchell from Marrero, LA

* OL Reid Neely from Jackson, MS

OL Michael Oher from Memphis, TN

P Rob Park from Memphis, TN

RB Kendrick Perry from Amite, LA

DB Gary Riggs from Jennings, LA

LB Robert Russell from New Orleans, LA

K Justin Sparks from Memphis, TN

QBBilly Tapp from St. Petersburg, FL

LB Quentin Taylor from Apopka, FL

RB Antonio Turner from Orlando, FL

* Reid Neely ruptured an Achilles tendon in summer workouts. We're not sure if he will report tomorrow or not, but he is definitely eligible to report.

We will have an update later today, but anticipate this report to be on the mark.

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