Ole Miss’ 2024 recruiting class took a hit on Sunday with the decommitment of a 4-star linebacker.

Jordan Lockhart, who had been pledged to the Rebels for over a year, announced Sunday that he is reopening his recruitment.

He posted a statement to Twitter announcing the news:

“I want to take this time to thank head coach Lane Kiffin of Ole Miss football for giving me the opportunity to play at the next level. I would also like to thank the Rebel Nation. You all are awesome.

“With all the coaching changes happening in college football, I have decided to recommit from the University of Mississippi. I will use this time to reevaluate my decision and continue to go through my recruiting process.”

Out of St. John Bosco, Lockhart is listed at 6-3, 230 pounds. On the 247Sports composite rankings, he is rated 4-stars, the No. 27 linebacker, No. 31 California recruit and No. 343 prospect overall in the 2024 recruiting class. He had been committed to Ole Miss since Jan. 16, 2022.

Where could Lockhart land?

Lockhart mentioned coaching changes in his decommitment note. A former Ole Miss assistant happens to be at one of the schools that recently offered Lockhart.

Chris Partridge was Ole Miss’ co-defensive coordinator from 2020-22. Kiffin brought in Pete Golding as the Rebels new defensive coordinator and Partridge has landed at Michigan coaching linebackers. Lockhart tagged Partridge in a recent tweet announcing a scholarship offer from Michigan.

This weekend, Lockhart visited Alabama. If Alabama is interested in a prospect, the Crimson Tide is guaranteed to be a factor in that player’s recruitment. Robert Bala, Alabama’s new inside linebackers coach, is a native of Oceanside, California.

USC has been notably active in recruiting the California native, and Tennessee is among the most recent offers. We’ll see how Lockhart’s recruitment plays out.