After strongly considering the Georgia Bulldogs, four-star offensive lineman Chandler Tuitt committed to Ole Miss on Friday via his Twitter account, as reported by 247Sports.
Tuitt is rated as the No. 7 guard in the nation by 247Sports and the No. 15 prospect from the state of Georgia. In addition to the Rebels, Tuitt had offers from Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina, Wake Forest, Georgia Tech, and North Carolina.
Tuitt is the 15th commitment for the 2016 Ole Miss recruiting class and the third offensive lineman, joining Georgia native Jack DeFoor and Lafayette, Mississippi native Eli Johnson. Tuitt is also the third commitment for the Rebels from the state of Georgia this recruiting cycle, joining DeFoor and defensive end Charles Wiley.
With his grandparents living in Mississippi and three other relatives who attended the university, Tuitt’s family ties definitely worked in Ole Miss’ favor. Ole Miss tight ends coach Maurice Harris also played a factor in Tuitt’s decision to come to Oxford.
David Johnson with 247Sports reports that Tuitt shared the following with him:
Coach Harris…we talk a lot. He’s a great guy and he can make me laugh. I’ve been with Coach Harris a while now, but I’m just getting to know offensive line coach Matt Luke. I’m looking forward to playing for him, though.
Chandler Tuitt to David Johnson
Next summer, Tuitt will reunite with former Sandy Creek High School teammates and current Rebels, Eric Swinney and Mike Hilton. “The fact that I have former teammates at Ole Miss, that helped me a little bit,” the 6-foot-4, 285-pound lineman told 247 Sports. “If my teammates can go there and be successful, I knew I could do good there, too.”
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(Feature image courtesy of 247Sports.)