Colby Arceneaux, a 5-9, 185-pound hard-hitting safety from John Curtis Christian in New Orleans, cast his football lot with Ole Miss last night in an in-home visit with Rebel RB Coach Frank Wilson.
"It's a done deal," said Brian Arceneaux, Colby's Dad. "He is very excited, as is our whole family. He will play football at Ole Miss and will play baseball for Mike Bianco too.
"This is a dream come true for him. He's been working hard for a long time to accomplish this and he's very happy and proud."
Colby was in class when news of his commitment surfaced today, but Brian, who coached when he was younger, said his son has the makings of a D1 player, in his opinion.
"Colby has great football instincts. He's smart - he will be a pre-med major at Ole Miss. He's quick and explosive and he loves to hit," continued Brian Arceneaux. "He's also strong. At 185 pounds, he benches 365 right now and he's only 18."
Colby, who was second on the John Curtis team with 70 tackles and also had 5 picks, has been starting his whole career at powerful John Curtis, who has won a state championship and finished second in the state during his tenure there.
He is also an excellent baseball prospect.
Colby was the only high school player on a Dizzy Dean 19-and-under baseball team - the New Orleans Spice - that won the World Series in the summer.
Arceneaux is a teammate of the nation's number one RB - Joe McKnight - at John Curtis. Mr. Arceneuax accompanied Colby and Joe on their official visits to Ole Miss two weekends ago.
"We are all excited. I have my Ole Miss shirt on right now," Brian Arceneaux closed.
Welcome aboard, Colby!
Colby Arceneaux commits
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