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Ole Miss Class of 2019 National Signing Day Updates

Ole Miss Class of 2019 National Signing Day Updates

Today is National Signing Day! We’ll keep you updated as the newest Ole Miss Rebels sign their letters of intent.

Schedule for Ole Miss targets

7:30 a.m. – Jonathan Mingo: WR, Brandon High School – SIGNED WITH OLE MISS

8:30 a.m. – LeDarrius Cox, DT, McGill-Toolen High School, Mobile, AL – SIGNED WITH OLE MISS

10:00 a.m.  – Brandon Mack, WDE, Montgomery Alabama – SIGNED WITH OLE MISS 

11:00 a.m. – John Rhys Plumlee, QB, Oak Grove (Miss.) High School – SIGNED WITH OLE MISS

11:15 a.m. – Jerrion Ealy, RB, Jackson Prep (televised on ESPN2) – SIGNED WITH OLE MISS

1:30 p.m. – Lakia Henry, ILB, Dodge City (Kansas) Community College – SIGNED WITH OLE MISS

OLE MISS SIGNEES – FEBRUARY 6, 2019

This list of Ole Miss signees will be updated throughout the day:

Jonathan Mingo

4-star wide receiver Jonathan Mingo signed with the Rebels Wednesday morning at Brandon High School. Mingo, who committed to Ole Miss back on July 31, 2018, chose the Rebels over Mississippi State, Georgia, and Florida.

The 6-foot-2, 200-lb Mingo, An Under-Armour All-American, is the fifth wide receiver signee for the Rebels Class of 2019. According to the 247 Sports Composite Rankings, Mingo is the No. 12 prospect in the state of Mississippi and the No. 32 wide receiver in the nation.

Mingo also held scholarship offers from Notre Dame, Auburn, Arkansas and Oregon, to name a few, and was hotly pursued by Georgia up until his signing with the Rebels Wednesday. Mingo caught 77 passes for 1,451 yards as a senior at Brandon High School and also caught 14 touchdown passes.

Mingo will join other Ole Miss wide receiver commits Jadon Jackson, Dannis Jackson, Dontario Drummond, and Jordan Jernigan who turned in their letters during the December signing period.

LeDarrius Cox 

All the experts who thought DT LeDarrius Cox would flip from Tennessee to Auburn only got it partly right. The first-team Class 7A All-State (Alabama) defensive lineman flipped from Tennessee to Ole Miss on Wednesday morning.

Cox, a first team Class 7A All-State selection, finished 2018 with 42 solo tackles and 14 assists for the McGill-Toolen Yellow Jackets. Cox, who played in the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Classic, also notched eight tackles for loss and five sacks.

Brandon Mack

Defensive end Brandon Mack signed with Ole Miss on Wednesday after choosing Ole Miss over offers from LSU, Mississippi State, Louisville and Memphis, among others.

The 6-foot-4, 240-pound Jefferson Davis High School (Montgomery, Ala.) product is expected to be a key part of Mike MacIntyre’s new 3-4 defense at Ole Miss. Mack committed to the Rebels on December 29.

John Rhys Plumlee

Four-star quarterback John Rhys Plumlee, a two-sport star in baseball and football, signed with Ole Miss after committed to the Rebels Monday. Although Plumlee had been committed to Georgia, he selected Ole Miss over the Bulldogs, as well as Mississippi State, Auburn, and Florida State.

The 6-1, 185-pound Plumlee is out of Oak Grove (Miss.) High School and is rated as the nation’s No. 13 dual-threat passer by the 247Sports Composite index. He is the No. 15 player in the state of Mississippi’s 2019 class.

Jerrion Ealy

The wait is over! The nation’s No. 3 running back and No. 2-ranked player in the state of Mississippi has signed his national letter of intent with Ole Miss. The five-star prospect out of Jackson Prep (Miss.) took official visits to Ole Miss State, Clemson, and Alabama over the last month or so.

Ealy, who is only one of four high school players to ever earn Under Armour All-America honors in football and baseball, is predicted to be a first-round draft pick in the upcoming MLB draft this summer. In the Under Armour All-America game, Ealy broke the record for most rushing yards–and did so in just three quarters.

Though he had been committed to the Rebels for quite some time, Ealy de-committed from Ole Miss in January and took an official visit to Clemson. In the end, however, the Rebels prevailed.

Ealy and his Jackson Prep team won four straight MAIS state championships. As a senior, Ealy rushed 167 times for 1,526 yards and 24 touchdowns. He also led the Patriots in receiving yards (398) and caught three touchdowns.

Lakia Henry

Lakia Henry, the top junior college middle linebacker in the nation, signed with Ole Miss Wednesday. The Dodge City (Kansas) Community College product could immediately impact the Rebels’ defense. 

Ole Miss beat out Arkansas, Texas, and Oregon, to name a few, to snag Henry, a Vidalia, Georgia native. He is a huge get for the Rebels and new defensive coordinator Mike MacIntyre. 

At Dodge City CC, Henry finished his career with 183 tackles, 16 for loss, 2.5 sacks and three interceptions and figures to be a big part of the new 3-4 defense the Rebels will run this coming season. 

About The Author

Evelyn Van Pelt

Evelyn has covered sports for over a decade, beginning her journalism career as a sports writer for a newspaper in Austin, Texas. She attended Texas A&M and majored in English. Evelyn's love for Ole Miss began when her daughter Katie attended the university on a volleyball scholarship--and continued as she watched Katie receive three degrees from Ole Miss, culminating with her Pharm D. in 2012. Evelyn, a member of the FWAA, USBWA and the NCBWA, has covered Rebel sports for numerous outlets. In addition to working for The Rebel Walk, Evelyn is a sports writer for a newspaper in Texas.

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