Rebels offer local product

The Rebels were able to dip into the Oxford area last year when they inked WR Horatio Williams.


Now they have their eyes focused on another local product.

"I got an offer from Ole Miss on Monday," added Montez Phillips. "I went and talked to the coaches on Monday, all of them. I met Coach Nutt, the Nix brothers, and Coach (Kent) Austin, their new offensive coordinator. They all seemed pretty cool."

Which position is Ole Miss looking at Phillips to play?

"They like me at WR and QB."

Which position does Montez prefer to play?

"I like quarterback because you always have the ball in your hands."

What did the Ole Miss staff have to say?

"They just told me that they really wanted me to play for them, and I had a scholarship with my name on it."

Phillips was previously offered by Mississippi State?

"They have a great atmosphere. I went down there for Jr Day, and they took us to their basketball game. They have a great basketball team too. That was really cool. I got a better vibe their than I did from Ole Miss. Their coaches seemed a little more into it than Ole Miss', but it is still down the middle."

Montez previously reported with the network that he was getting close to a commitment with MSU. Where does he now stand?

"I am not going to make a decision right now. I was thinking about committing early but not anymore. Like I said, it is pretty much down the middle with State and Ole Miss. I am going to wait it out and play my senior year first and see who all offers me."

Who are some of the other schools that are actively recruiting the 6' 3", 190 pound athlete?

"Nebraska, Stanford, Alabama, LSU, USM, and Arkansas. Nebraska's coach gave my offensive coach his cell phone number for me to call him. He wants me to come up to their camp."

Montez started at receiver and cornerback as a sophomore and collected 5 interceptions and 7 catches for 119 yards. His junior season, he moved over to quarterback and rushed for 858 yards and passed for 958 and 16 total TD's."

"I think my athleticism is my biggest strength. My speed allows me to make plays with my legs, and I have the ability to run and throw. I am pretty versatile."


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