Johnathan Frink, Oxford High School's 6-1, 228-pound linebacker, saw "nothing but positives" from his official visit to Ole Miss over the weekend, but he did not cast his lot - yet - with the Rebels.
"Ole Miss is good, very good, but I owe it to myself to take some other visits so I can have something to compare Ole Miss to," Frink, an Honor Roll student, said. "Coach O (Ed Orgeron) agrees with me. He told me to take the other visits if that is what I needed to do.
"He told me that he wants me, but only if I am sure Ole Miss is where I want to be. He wants me to be 100% into Ole Miss, with no doubts, and I can understand that viewpoint from him. He doesn't want players to commit whose heart isn't into it."
Even though Frink lives in Oxford and frequents Ole Miss a lot with good frined Jamison Hughes, a Rebel commit and son of Reb Safety Coach Tony Hughes, there were new things he learned about Ole Miss.
"I learned a lot of good things about the engineering school, which is what I am interested in. Everything is good there. I also learned there are tutors available virtually 24/7. If you don't succeed at Ole Miss, it is your fault, and that's important to me."
Frink was hosted by senior DT Jeremy Garrett and also hung out with Allen Walker and Markeith Summers.
"They were all cool. I really like J.G. - he's a good guy. Allen and Markeith were there a lot too and all of them wanted me to be a Rebel. That was good," he said. "With the linebacker situation at Ole Miss, it's a great opportunity for early playing time, so that is another plus."
Frink seems to genuinely like Ole Miss, but he's still got some uncertainties due to - as we said earlier - not having anything to compare it with.
"There are no negatives to Ole Miss for me. I feel strongly about that, but I just have to see for myself with some other schools if it's perfect for me," he stated.
Frink will visit Kentucky next weekend and then Stanford on January 12th. He has no other visits planned and is contemplating limiting his visits to those two plus Ole Miss.
"This is a big decision. I want to be sure," he closed, "but I don't think I'm going to visit anywhere else but those three schools."
Frink has good visit to UM
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