McBeath learned of some important factors while on his unofficial visit for the game. One of the factors could play a huge part in his decision.
"Ole Miss is losing four linebackers this year," said McBeath. "Coach (David) Cutcliffe says I would have a chance to come in and start as a freshman. That sounds pretty good to me."
On the season, McBeath has made 60 tackles, five sacks, four fumbles caused and four fumbles recovered for his Moss Point team. Additionally, he has seven quarterback hurries for the year. His current production and future potential have allowed him to settle on a top five and McBeath provides a hint about the future number one.
It would be difficult to imagine a greater need or effort than the Rebels have for McBeath.