**Today will start the journey for Coach Nutt's first full recruiting class as the head football coach at Ole Miss.
**Unlike in previous years, where you saw Ole Miss host one Jr Day and had around a 75-100 participates, the Rebels will host two junior days this year. Saturday is "invitation only", and on April 13th, they will hold another Jr Day that is open to all rising seniors.
**The idea for the invitation only is to limit the number of players. This way, they can have more one on one time with the coaching staff.
**There were around 50 players that were invited and they expect 20 to 25 to make it in.
David Conner will be one of the more sought after players in the state and will most likely be a Dandy Dozen selection. David already holds an offer from Michigan.
Reuben Corley has a handful of D1 programs including Louisville, Kentucky, Memphis, and Mississippi State.
One of the top wide receivers in the South is Tupelo's Chad Bumphis (5' 10", 180). He is also expected to be in town.
Ole Miss, MSU, Alabama, and LSU have all offered.
Brandon has one of the top tailbacks this year in Patrick Durr (5' 10", 180). Patrick made a name for himself early in his high school career when he rushed for 1,534 yards on 291 carries as a sophomore.
Two of the top athletes in the state of Mississippi who play QB, but could end up at another position on the next level, are Jackson Provine's Nickeo Whitley (6' 2", 205) and Magnolia Height's Cameron Lawrence (6' 2", 190). Both players are expected to be in town.
Nickeo Whitley was one of the more impressive athletes at the Ole Miss passing camp last summer. As a junior, he totaled over 1, 600 yards of offense for the Rams.
A couple of local prospects will be in town in Lafayette County's D.J. McChristian and Walker May. A teammate of theirs who has already been offered by Ole Miss, Montez Phillips, has a baseball game on Saturday.
A couple more recruits in Mississippi had to cancel due to a district baseball game in Louisville's QB Clayton Moore and Ath Dennis Thames. Both are expected to attend Ole Miss's second Jr Day in April.
The 6' 3", 190 pound receiver had over 1, 000 yards receiving last year from Ole Miss signee, Randall Mackey. We also hear that Randle is close to another current Rebel in Marcus Green. Rueben has over 30 offers from colleges like Southern Cal, LSU, Georgia, Alabama, Miami and the list goes on and on.
Another Bayou prospect is expected to be in town in Joey Fontana out of Brother Martin High.
**The state of Arkansas will be well represented in OL Tyler Stauch (6' 5", 280) out of Vilonia High, OL Jordan Jacobs (6' 3", 275) out of Bryant High, OL Justin Carney (6' 6", 285) out of DeWitt High, and LB Tyler Campbell (6' 3", 220) out of Catholic High, Ath Doandre Johnson (5' 11", 180) Turrell Williams, and DT Eric Smiley (6' 5", 285) out of West Helena Central, and LB Walker May (6' 3", 210) out of Briarwood Christian.
Eric Smiley is a big time priority for Ole Miss, as Coach Nutt offered Smiley while he was at Arkansas
**Alabama will send one of their larger prospects in OL Josh Williford out of Dothan. He stands 6' 7", 345 and was a ASWA All-State selection last year.
We will provide pictures and interviews from the players who attended Jr Day in the coming days.