Rebs lead SEC in Super S' East selections

Ole Miss is looking to parlay last year's Top 15 nationally rated class, and if the early results are any indication, look for the Rebs to turn in another elite recruiting class.

The Super S' East 120 Team is released each year by the Mobile Register.

The team is comprised of 120 players from the S' Eastern states which include Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, and South Carolina.

The breakdown looks like this:


Ole Miss - 9 (Players ranked are #5, 17, 36, 44, 47, 72, 95, 100, 118)
Florida - 6 (Players ranked are 12, 27, 73, 90, 93, 106)
Georgia - 6 (Players ranked are 37, 26, 42, 64, 82, 101)
LSU - 6 (Players ranked are 30, 50, 52, 57, 98, 105)
Auburn - 6 (Players ranked are 66, 71, 74, 89, 99, 102)
Alabama - 5 (Players ranked are 45, 46, 86, 104, 117)
South Carolina - 3 (Players ranked are 14, 61, 77)
Clemson - 3 (Players ranked are 4, 76, 92)
Mississippi State - 3 (Players ranked are 22, 60, 87)
Florida State - 2 (Players ranked are 3, 26)
Texas - 2 (Players ranked are 9, 88)
Miami - 2 (Players ranked are 31, 96)
Arkansas - 2 (Players ranked are 67, 108)
West Virginia - 1 (Player ranked is 116)
Virginia - 1 (Player ranked is 58)
USC - 1 (Player ranked is 35)
Georgia Tech - 1 (Player ranked is 70)


Which players made it from Ole Miss?

Chris Strong
Chris Strong
(LB, South Panola, MS) - The 6' 3", 250 pound linebacker comes in at #5 on the Super S' East Team and is rated the #5 linebacker in the country by scout.com.

Strong has been offered by every SEC program, minus MSU, and several elite programs outside the SEC in Ohio State, Notre Dame, Michigan, and many more.

Chris is the nephew of former Ole Miss linebacker, Eddie Strong, and he is the consensus #1 prospect in the state of Mississippi for the '07 class.






Robert Aleut
Robert Elliott
(RB, Okolona, MS) - The 6' 1", 192 pound tailback checks in at #17 on the Super S' East Team and is rated the #7 RB in the country by scout.com.

Robert committed to Ole Miss back in February after enternaining offers from Florida State, Alabama, Mississippi State, Memphis, and Southern Mississippi.

Elliott possesses power and speed as evidence by his 1, 818 rushing yards and 20 TD's last season.










Ted Laurent
Ted Laurent
(DT, Powder Springs, GA) - The 6' 2", 285 pounder was named the #36 overall prospect by the Super S' East Team and checks in as the #22 defensive tackle in the country by scout.com.

This could be Ole Miss' biggest coup in this year's class considering he hails from Georgia and the urgency to sign as many good DT's as they can get their hands on.

Ted comes in at #5 in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's All-S' East team and has been offered by just about every elite football program in the country.








Drake Nevis
Drake Nevis (DT, Marrero, LA) - The 6' 1", 285 pound defensive tackle is listed as the #44 player on the Super S' East Team.

Nevis became a hot commodity after earning Defensive MVP at the Nike combine that was held at LSU in April. Drake ran a stunning 4.85 forty and now the rest is history, as programs like Auburn, Miami, Oklahoma, Florida, and many more extended a scholarship offer.

Drake had 80 tackles, 8 sacks, 15 for loss, 2 forced fumbles, 3 recovered fumbles and 1 for a TD, 12 hurries, and 8 batted passes for the season.









Johnny Brown

Johnny Brown (RB, Charleston, MS) - The 5' 11", 190 pound back comes in at #47 on the Super S' East Team.

Brown was a Dandy Dozen selection by the Jackson Clarion Ledger after rushing for 1, 788 yards and scored 24 TD's as a junior. Johnny was named the Region 4(3A) Player of the Year for his on the field accomplishments.










Alex Williams
Alex Williams (OL, O. Perry Walker, LA) - The 6' 6", 295 pound offensive tackle checks in at #72 on the Super S' East Team.

His sophomore season, Alex was already being touted as one of the best interior linemen in the state of Louisiana, but he had to sit out his junior year due to Hurricane Katrina.








Paul Henry
Paul Henry (OL, Ft. Smith, AR) - The 6' 6", 300 pound tackle comes in at #95 on the Super S' East Team.

Paul committed to the Rebels after returning from the Ole Miss senior camp. Some were surprised by this commitment due to the University of Arkansas' proximity from Paul's home town.

This was another big time coup for the Ole Miss staff.







LeRoy Diggs
LeRoy Diggs (CB/Ath, South Panola, MS) - The 5' 11", 185 pound cornerback/quarterback checks in at #100 on the Super S' East Team.

LeRoy has been one of the more dangerous weapons around the country as he has led South Panola to a 28 - 0 record in the past two seasons. As a junior, he had over 2, 300 yards of offense and 31 TD's.

Projects as a CB on the next level.










Jeramie Griffin
Jeramie Griffin (RB, South Panola, MS) - The 6' 0", 230 pound back came in at #118 on the Super S' East Team.

Jeramie has been a catalyst for the Tiger's offense and team during their undefeated run since he has been playing varsity ball.

Griffin was also selected to the Dandy Dozen team after rushing for 1, 100 yards and 14 TD's as a junior while splitting his carries with LeRoy Diggs and Ricky Sanford.






Tidbits

Sixty of the players on the Super S' East team have already given a verbal pledge, which sets a record for this time of year.

"I do not know the numbers, but we probably had around 30 players who were committed when we released the team last year," commented the Register's Sports Editor, Neal McCready.

And how many did Ole Miss place on last year's team when the team was released?

"Last year it seems like it was around three. I think they signed seven players off of the team, but I would have to go look that up. I do not know the number off of the top of my head, but they have certainly done better on this list since Coach Orgeron got there."

What is the criteria for being selected on the team?

"We talk to mostly college coaches and we check in with the high school coaches to get a true gauge on who has offered. It is a catch 22 because the high school coaches do not like for their kids to get a lot of early offers and the college coaches sometimes try to promote their kids. We have to really balance between the two. The best way we can get a true gauge on where a player should be ranked is to look at who has and has not really offered. If a kid has 10 SEC schools who have offered, more times than not you have yourself a player. But you know this, recruiting is not an exact science, but we think we do a pretty good job with this team."

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