"Me and my parents signed the papers this morning and sent in the letter of intent. We are going to have a press conference this afternoon to celebrate it. I just can not wait to get over there in January and start helping out their team. It is like a brick wall has been lifted off of my back. This feels great."
Stephens was one of two defensive ends nationally to be named to the 2007 1st Team NJCAA All-American team.
"I just sent in my papers a few minutes ago," stated a proud Emmanuel Stephens. "I am officially an Ole Miss Rebel."
Emmanuel has one goal in mind before he heads to Ole Miss.
"I need to gain around 5 pounds. I should not have a problem doing that during the christmas break. My momma is going to get me good during the holidays. I just can not wait to get over there on January 5th. I called Greg Hardy just a few minutes ago. I told him he is going to have to share some of those sacks with me (laugh). He said he is not sharing anything. I told him that's fine, because I am going to have more than him anyway (laugh). We think we are going to be the best bookends in the country. It is going to be a lot of fun." Stephens was a 1st Team NJCAA All-American this season.
"It is official," added Brandon Green. "I signed my LOI with Ole Miss and sent in my papers.
The 6' 2 1/2", 315 pound center will have 3 1/2 to play 2 at Ole Miss.