Jamar Richardson commits to Ole Miss, pushing 2017 class into Top 20
Ole Miss picked up its 13th commitment for its 2017 class on Monday afternoon as Jamar Richardson, a three-star cornerback from Aliceville, Alabama, announced his pledge to the Rebels via Twitter.
— Jamar Richardson (@d1_richardson3) July 25, 2016
Richardson, 5-foot-11.5, 167-pounds, is rated as the 23rd best player in the state of Alabama and No. 45 at the cornerback position by the 247Sports Composite Rankings.
During his recruitment, Richardson grew a strong relationship with running backs coach Derrick Nix and co-defensive coordinator/cornerbacks coach Jason Jones, and that played a factor in Richardson taking his talents to Oxford, Mississippi.
According to David Johnson of 247Sports, Richardson knew for approximately a week that he would commit to the Rebels, with Richardson telling 247Sports:
Jamar Richardson to 247Sports
Richardson, who runs a 4.47 in the 40-yard dash, chose Ole Miss over offers from Louisville, Missouri and Wake Forest. He joins a 2017 class that’s growing by the minute.
On Sunday, the Rebels received pledges from East Mississippi Community College defensive end Jay Johnson and Bob Jones High safety A.J. Harris. Richardson joins Harris and as the second recruit from the state of Alabama to commit to the Rebels in two days.
Rebels make a jump in recruiting rankings
According to 247Sports, Richardson’s commitment gives Ole Miss the No. 19 ranked class for 2017 by 247Sports and the No. 20 class in the 247Sports Composite Index.
Courtney is from Memphis and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from the University of Memphis in May of 2014. He began his journalism career covering the Memphis Tigers Men’s basketball team, which landed him an intern position on 730 Yahoo Sports Radio and a position with Rivals.com. A freelance writer for the Associated Press, Courtney is also a member of The Rebel Walk team and reports regularly on Ole Miss football and basketball. Courtney, the father of a six-year old girl named Soniyah, prefers to cover NCAA basketball and football, but is happy to report on any other sport that comes his way.