Decatur, GA Defensive End Gerald Rivers took an official visit to Ole Miss over the weekend and left with the Rebels in the lead for his services with one visit - North Carolina - to go.
"Ole Miss was a good fit for me. I loved the size of the campus - not too big and not too small," said the 6-5, 240-pounder. "The Walk of Champions, the stadium, the beauty of the campus - all were very nice. The Indoor Practice Facility and the FedEx Academic Center are terrific. There are computers everywhere in the FedEx Center. If you don't get a good education there, it's your own fault."
Rivers was already familiar with the coaching staff, particularly Defensive Line Coach Tracy Rocker.
"They recruited me when they were at Arkansas," said Gerald, "so I knew them very well. Coach Rocker is real cool - a great coach who was also a great player. He knows what he's talking about and he knows what you have to do to excel. He has been there. He has done it."
Rivers has already visited Western Kentucky and Kentucky.
"They were OK, but Ole Miss struck a nerve with me," said Gerald, who was offered a scholarship by Houston Nutt prior to his official visit.
Gerald, who was hosted by DE Kentrell Lockett, said he did not commit to the Rebels because his Mom did not make the trip and he wants to discuss things with her.
"Coach Nutt and Coach Rocker are coming to my house Thursday night to lay it all out for my Mom," he said. "If she likes what they are telling us, I will probably commit and cancel my trip to North Carolina."
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