Ole Miss loses one this week, but still likes its 2015 class so far


Marquel Harrell dropped Ole Miss this week, but the sky is hardly falling on the Rebels. The program still maintains three commitments and is about to take on a boatload more.

One of the big reasons the program isn’t spooked by losing a commitment is because it has prospects like Rawleigh Williams III out of Dallas. The running back is an underrated gem in this class, and has rushed for more than 2,200 yards in his young career, while adding 25 career touchdowns. He also has proven he can catch the ball out of the backfield. He has told Saturday Down South repeatedly that he’s in love with the Rebels’ program.

“It was a great feeling to see my future school doing big things last year,” Williams told SDS. “They’re only going to get better. The coaches are working their butts off and the players have bought into the program and are giving it their all.”

Below is a look at the 2015 Ole Miss class.

EDITOR’S NOTE: All rankings, team or individual, are based on composite rankings from 247Sports.com.

236 Willie Hibbler North Panola (Sardis, MS) 4 ATH 6’5” 220
580 Rawleigh Williams III Bishop Lynch (Dallas, TX) 3 RB 5’10” 195
805 Fred Walls Olive Branch (Olive Branch, MS) 3 LB 6’1” 220



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  • It sucked losing Harrell, but it is still extremely early in the 2015 recruiting season. This year in Mississippi is going to be a good year for producing a lot of talented recruits and Ole Miss will get more than it’s share of them. I would be very surprised if Ole Miss doesn’t bring in at least another top 15 recruiting class. If they have the season they are hoping to have, I wouldn’t be surprised to see them bring in another top 10 class.

    • We will probably haul in a top 20 to 25 class. We will only be signing around 19 players or so. As well, the 2014 recruiting class in Mississippi is being a bit over-hyped. It has a lot of depth when it comes to the skill positions in comparison to recent years. Moreover, it is very thin with viable prospects along the defensive and offensive lines. Thus, Ole Miss will look to have a more out of state focus this year. Mississippi State had an edge in regards to in-state recruiting this year; however winning the state this year will not equal a top 20 class if they miss on out of state prospects. As of they now they lead for Dear and Adams while we lead for Patterson. Lewis and Peters are anyone’s guess. Thus, the state is less top heavy than usual, but still too heavy nonetheless when it comes to blue chip prospects.

      • I will have to disagree with you because even though Ole Miss will only bring in around 20 recruits, Ole Miss should still have a really good class. it is still very early in the recruiting season and no one knows were any of these kids will end up. I’m not to worried about MSU’s good start in recruiting.

        • I hope I am wrong, but we had a very good class last year and only finished in the 16-18 range on the big three recruiting sights. I believe that last years class was the norm. Therefore, if we sign a class similar to last year I believe that we will finish in the 19-23 range because we signed 28 last year and will only sign a max of twenty this year. Freeze may surprise me again though.

        • I meant sites…..the woes of autocorrect.