Ole Miss took a big hit on the recruiting trail on Friday.

The Rebels lost a commitment from 4-star quarterback Demond Williams. He had been committed to Ole Miss since December of 2022.

Here’s his announcement:


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Williams is an Arizona native. Arizona has continued recruiting him in recent months despite his commitment to Ole Miss.

He’s is a significant loss for the Rebels. Williams is the No. 299 overall player and the No. 16 quarterback in the country for this class, per 247Sports Composite rankings. He’s also the No. 5 player from the state of Arizona.

Williams was the top-ranked offensive commit in Ole Miss’ class. He was also a standout at the Elite 11 Finals earlier this summer.

Ole Miss will now head back to the drawing board in the class of 2024. Williams was the program’s lone quarterback commit. With is decommitment, Ole Miss’ class dropped 6 spots nationally to No. 29 in the 247Sports Composite rankings.