O-lineman dumps Ole Miss, has several new SEC options in front of him


When it comes to recruiting, a lot can happen in a month.

Marquell Harrell is a good example of that. The offensive guard committed to Ole Miss way back on … Feb. 4, just a day after receiving a scholarship offer from the Rebels. Since that day, his reputation has exploded in a good way, and Tennessee, Florida, Mississippi State, Alabama, Florida State and Auburn have all offered the 6-foot-3, 295-pound offensive lineman out of Georgia. It has given him a lot to think about, and he chose to step back from his short-lived commitment to Ole Miss and look around.

“I’m not a Ole Miss Rebel anymore,” he Tweeted late Monday.

One clue as to his future destination may be his travels–as he has taken two unofficial visits to Auburn since committing to Ole Miss.

Editor’s note: Saturday Down South’s references to ratings follow the 247Sports.com composite rankings for high school prospects.

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  • When any recruit commits this early it means nothing at all. But it’s better than having a recruit de-commit right before signing day.

    • Yeah that mentality makes a lot of sense. You are happier to have a guy sign on the dotted line, become one of your own, see behind the curtain, and then decide that he made a huge mistake, versus having a juco player, who never signed or committed to your school to begin with, switch at the last minute. Sounds like a really solid case for idiocy to me.

      • Early decommits happen to every school. it happened recently to State with T. D, Moton. As far as Tee Shepard goes, UM recruited him and built a relationship in the summer and fall. When, he decided to move back to California they backed off. Eventually, he moved back for academic reasons when he found a clearer path to eligibility. Ole Miss missed out on a few targets and decided to go after him when they were sure that he would have a shot at eligibility. But they had the relationship way before signing day. As well, it’s ok to post your opinions, but there is no need for name calling, in the end, football is just a game, The decisions of eighteen and nineteen year olds only have a direct affect on their life. As fans, our lives aren’t changed one way or the other.

        • Thank you, it kills me today that people cannot debate without calling someone names. The loudest and most rude people seem to win rather than logic and common sense. Thank you for saying something about it. Every program will experience this over time, recruits aren’t committed until they sign.


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