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.
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
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.
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:
Albury from Orlando, FL
Andrus from Lafayette, LA
Armour from Nashville, TN
Brown from College Park, GA
Forston from Miami, FL
Hicks from Jacksonville, FL
Jerry from Batesville, MS
King from Miami, FL
Lawhorn from Memphis, TN
Loche from Bastrop, LA
Mitchell from Marrero, LA
* OL Reid
Neely from Jackson, MS
Oher from Memphis, TN
Park from Memphis, TN
Perry from Amite, LA
Riggs from Jennings, LA
Russell from New Orleans, LA
Sparks from Memphis, TN
Tapp from St. Petersburg, FL
Taylor from Apopka, FL
Turner from Orlando, FL
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.
Grid newcomers reporting today!
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