Ole Miss star Jerrion Ealy missed time late last season with a shoulder injury he suffered in the Egg Bowl, which also caused him to miss the Outback Bowl.

With Elijah Moore gone, Ealy is expected to take on a bigger role in the Ole Miss offense. But before that, his shoulder needs to heal from offseason surgery.

“It’s good. It’s coming along,” Ealy told the Ole Miss Spirit in an exclusive interview on Saturday. “It’s a hundred percent now. I’ve been cleared by the team doctor, and I’m ready to return back to action.”

Ealy last season rushed for 745 yards and nine touchdowns in nine games, and averaged 5.1 yards per carry. He didn’t make the All-SEC team as a running back, but he was named a first-team all-purpose back and return specialist on the media team.

“That’s fine, you know. I’m not too worried about that,” he said. “I’ll just make them remember when the games come.”

Last season, Ealy caught 15 passes for 155 yards in nine games. He expects those numbers to go up in 2021.

“I’ll be back and forth. I’ll be in the backfield, and I’ll be out as a receiver,” he said. “They’re planning on doing a lot of different things with me this year. I like it because it fits my game, and it fits what I want to do.”

What’s more, baseball is still in the mix for him.

“I’m just taking it one day at a time. My plan is to still play baseball. As long as I’m at Ole Miss, I’ll still be playing baseball,” Ealy said.