Here are a few questions that will be answered today:
How will the new Ole Miss staff make the adjustment of not having their recruits in pads today?
Yes, you read that right. The University of Arkansas allowed their players to wear pads at their camps because the NCAA allows universities to let their kids where pads if their state's high schools do not conduct spring practice.
It is a lot easier to evaluate a player when they are almost in game like situations than running around in a tee shirt and shorts playing two hand touch.
The Rebels already held their 3 Day camp and Passing Camp, so at least they have already made the adjustment, somewhat.
Can the Rebels close on some of the key Mississippi players that are expected to be in town today?
Some big time needs are expected to be in attendance today from the Magnolia state.
Included in this list are QB Clayton Moore (committed) RB Kendrick Hardy, DB David Conner, Ath Dennis Thames, TE Jacoby Bell, and WR Kevin Norwood.
All six of these players are ranked in our Top 20 inside the state of Mississippi and are ranked inside the Top 12.
We feel that Ole Miss is in the lead with Kendrick Hardy and you always have to like their chances with any of the South Panola players. Jacoby Bell's mother played hoops for Ole Miss and Kevin and Jacoby are very close friends and teammates.
This will be Norwood's first visit to Ole Miss, and as they always say, the first impression is the biggest impression.
Will any sleepers make a name for themselves and earn a scholarship?
Of course, this question is hard to answer before the camp takes place but one to keep an eye on is Aberdeen's CB Tevin Blanchard, the little brother of former Ole Miss player, CB Travis Blanchard.
Tevin was offered by Alabama after they evaluated him during Spring practice and we know the Rebels were thoroughly impressed with Tevin's quickness when they went and evaluated him.
Keep an eye on Tevin's recruitment.
And there is dBDarryl Kinkle out of Holly Springs. Kinkle ran a reportedly 4.41 at the Memphis camp but it takes more than straight ahead speed to be a CB. They want to look at his quickness and see how well he works in spaces.
WR Rico Richardson out of Natchez had a good showing at the Ole Miss passing camp. Will another fine showing earn him a scholarship?
Which out of state players will make it and shine?
RB Gabriel Hunter is a key player that Ole Miss is after. Can the Rebels close on Gabriel? Or do they want to see which other RB's they can get in on before trying to gain a commitment. Remember, the Rebels are in on a ton of tailback talent.
QB Charley Loeb will be making his way all the way from Massachusetts. He went to the Elite Top Gun QB combine and had a great showing. He is originally from Memphis (TN) but is attending a prep school up North.
RB Turrell Williams was a one time Ole Miss commit but switched his pledges to Arkansas. Can Ole Miss turn him again?
5 Star CB Darius Winston was a one time Arkansas commit but has since opened up his recruitment. The West Helena product has several coaches who are long time friends with Coach Nutt and his staff.
LB's Enrique Williams (Blount, AL) and Hans Rice (AL) are both expected to be in town and are both wanted very badly by the Rebels. Can Ole Miss get their claws in them?
Yes, there are some very good looking kicking prospects expected to be in town.
They are Tyler Campbell out of L.R. Catholic, Andrew Ritter out of Jackson Aca and Chao Phillips out of Madison Central.
We will update you on the message board as we spot the players who are showing up and we will have a photo gallery of the top players and interviews with them in the coming days.