Louisiana receiver announces he will sign with Ole Miss during ceremony days after Rebels pull his scholarship offer
You could argue no SEC program had a worse National Signing Day than Ole Miss.
The Rebels missed out on several key targets on Wednesday to rival SEC programs which led to Lane Kiffin doing his best to reassure Ole Miss fans that day’s poor results would not be a sign of things to come.
“There’s still going to be some things happen down the road and for months to come,” Kiffin said on Wednesday during his National Signing Day press conference.
Things were so off for the Rebels on Wednesday that one player Ole Miss “landed” did not even have a committable offer to join the program.
Three-star Louisiana receiver Detraveon Brown of Northwood High School held a signing ceremony to announce he would play college football in Oxford.
“I’d like to thank God for everything he did for me. I wouldn’t be here in this position,” Brown said during his ceremony according to KTAL of Shreveport after announcing his decision to play for the Rebels.
The only problem? Ole Miss pulled his offer days earlier according to 247Sports.
Brown had been recruited by the Rebels and even officially visited Oxford leading up to National Signing Day but the program was not willing to accept his commitment. The Northwood High School standout does hold scholarship offers from Kentucky, Colorado State, UTSA and North Texas, which makes his pledge to Ole Miss all the more strange.