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Ole Miss now has nation’s largest 2016 class

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Even though it’s so early, it’s hardly worth bragging about–Ole Miss now has the biggest 2016 class in the country.

Thanks to Eli Johnson coming aboard this week, the Rebels now have three commitments on board for 2016, the equivalent to sophomores in high school. OK, so it’s not that big a deal yet–but with all three being in-state class members, its worthy of note. It appears Ole Miss is doing a good job getting to talent–early.

Johnson’s commitment follows that of in-state classmates DeKaylin Metcalf and Justin Conner, who both chose earlier this year. Johnson is a 6-foot-3, 295-pound offensive guard who also had a scholarship offer from Mississippi State, and several others from non-BCS schools. Every chance he got this fall, he took in games at both schools. He also attended both summer camps.

It’ll be awhile before they’re on campus, but so far so good for the Rebels when it comes to the 2016 class.





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