Ole Miss got some of the best news of the summer during the Major League Baseball Draft when versatile blue chip recruit Jerrion Ealy announced he would play for the Rebels.

The top 30 prospect, who chose Ole Miss over Clemson, Alabama and Auburn, set an all-time record at the Under Armour All-American game with 119 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Now, he will be deployed in a backfield alongside Scottie Phillips in the new Rich Rodriguez offense.

I think it’s obviously big,” Ole Miss coach Matt Luke said at SEC Media Days. “He’s from the state of Mississippi, one of the top players in the state of Mississippi. He was one of our first commitments for that class.”

The 5-foot-10, 200-pounder will be used at a host of positions for the Rebels.

“When you’re out there watching him run in workouts, you’re getting excited because he can do a lot of different things,” Luke said. “He can line up in the backfield. He can line up at slot. He can catch the ball out of the backfield. I think he’s going to bring a lot to the table and try to find a way to get him the ball in space.”