"I am in Oxford now," proclaimed DeMareo Marr. "I am ready to go. I just got off the phone with Coach Ealy (administrative assistant to Coach Nutt) this morning and he said I was now an Ole Miss Rebel. I got my degree and was accepted into school."
How does it feel?
Why did it take so long to get cleared when Marr did not take any second summer session classes?
"Because I took an internet course and it took 7 weeks instead of the normal courses which take 4. If I would have known it was going to take seven weeks, I would have just taken it at N' West CC. But I did well in it, and it is all water under the bridge. Besides, I was driving down to Oxford two of three times a week this past summer working out with the team doing 7 on 7's."
What did the 6' 2", 190 pound corrner learn about himself during the 7 on 7's?
"The speed is a lot faster. I just jumped into the fight without knowing the defense, but Jamarca Samford has been helping me out with the playbook. I just have to react a lot faster than what I have been doing in junior college."
Out of the 31 players they signed in Febraury, all but three will report to Ole Miss when cleared.
Those three are WR Horatio Williams (looks like he is headed to Hinds CC to run track), Ath Randall Mackey (East MS CC) and RB Andre Sterling (Hargrave).