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National Signing Day Updates: Ole Miss Class of 2021 Recruits

National Signing Day Updates: Ole Miss Class of 2021 Recruits

It’s finally here!

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

This page will be updated throughout the day as the commits roll in, so keep checking back. 

Hotty Toddy!

Signed, sealed, delivered….they’re Rebels!

These players have sent in their signed National Letter of Intent:

Markevious Brown (4-star DB, IMG Academy) – Signed at 2:05 p.m.

Rated as a four-star prospect by the 247Sports Composite and ESPN … Tabbed a three-star prospect by Rivals and 247Sports … Ranked as the No. 13 cornerback in the nation and the No. 35 player in Florida by ESPN … Selected as a Sports Illustrated All-American candidate … Chose Ole Miss over Mississippi State, Alabama, Auburn, Florida and Miami, among others … Coached by Bobby Acosta … Will be a mid-year enrollee.


Bralon Brown (4-star WR, Fla.) – Signed at 1:55 p.m.

Rated as a four-star prospect by the 247Sports Composite, Rivals and ESPN … Received three-star status from 247Sports … Ranked as the No. 18 wide receiver in the nation and the No. 21 player in Florida by Rivals … 2021 Under Armour All-American honoree … Three 200-yard receiving games as a senior at St. Thomas Aquinas High School … Totaled 289 yards off of 16 catches as a junior at Chaminade-Madonna High School … Member of the 2019 3A Florida State Championship team … Chose Ole Miss over offers from Auburn, Georgia, Miami, Michigan, Texas A&M and Wisconsin, among others … Coached by Roger Harriot.


Luke Altmyer (4-star QB, Miss.) – Signed at 1:20 p.m. 

Rated as a four-star prospect by all major recruiting sites… Member of the ESPN 300, ranked No. 116 … Selected as a top-five player in the state of Mississippi by 247Sports, Rivals and ESPN … Tabbed the No. 11 pro-style quarterback in the nation by Rivals and the No. 2 player in Mississippi by ESPN … Threw for over 3,000 yards as a junior with a 37/5 touchdown to interception ratio with a 67 percent completion rate … Totaled 1,653 yards through the air as a senior, along with 16 touchdowns … Holds the Starkville single game passing records with 426 yards against Germantown … Two-time all-state selection as a junior and senior … Member of the 2020 Mississippi Dandy Dozen … 2021 Under Armour All-American honoree … Chose Ole Miss over offers from Florida State, LSU, Mississippi State and Oregon, among others … Coached by Chris Jones … Will be a mid-year enrollee.


Dink Jackson (4-star S, Fla.) – Signed at Noon

Rated a four-star prospect by 247Sports Composite, ESPN and Rivals … Received three-star status from 247Sports … Ranked as the No. 266 overall player and No. 14 safety in the nation by ESPN … Also ranked as Florida’s No. 41 player by ESPN … 2020 Preseason All-State honoree by MaxPreps … Helped lead EGHS to the 2020 Florida 5A Region 4 Championship Game … Recorded 42 tackles, including 10 for a loss and four sacks, as a senior … A two-time all-county selection, garnering the county MVP award in 2020 … Recorded 182 career tackles, 20 sacks, six forced fumbles, eight fumble recoveries, 45 quarterback hurries and 12 total touchdowns … Chose Ole Miss over Mississippi State, LSU, Alabama and Auburn, among others … Also lettered in track … Coached by Chris Sands … Will be a mid-year enrollee.


Brandon Buckhaulter (3-star WR, Miss.) – Signed at 11:25 a.m.

Rated as a four-star prospect by ESPN … Tabbed a three-star prospect by Rivals and 247Sports … Ranked as the No. 65 wide receiver in the nation and the No. 7 player in Mississippi by ESPN … All-MAIS State selection … Caught 35 passes for 627 yards and nine touchdowns as a junior … Chose Ole Miss over Mississippi State, Virginia Tech, Arkansas, and Louisville, among others … Coached by Craig Bowman … Will be a mid-year enrollee.


Kyndrich Breedlove (3-star ATH, Tenn.) – Signed today at 11:05 a.m.

Rated a four-star prospect by Rivals … Received three-star status from 247Sports, ESPN and the 247Sports Composite … Ranked as the No. 32 cornerback in the nation and No. 9 player in Tennessee by Rivals … Named all-state in both 2018 and 2020 … Helped lead PCHS to back-to-back state championships in 2017 and 2018 … Posted 26 total tackles, including 14 solo stops, with one interception in 2020 … 74 total tackles and two interceptions since sophomore season … More than 2,500 total yards and more than 30 touchdowns on offense … Also lettered in track … Member of two state championship relay teams in the 4×100 and 4×200 … Helped lead track team to state championships in 2017 and 2018 … Chose Ole Miss over Mississippi State, LSU, Texas A&M and Georgia, among others … Coached by Tony Brunetti … Will be a mid-year enrollee.


MJ Daniels: 4-star DB from MS – MJ has flipped to Ole Miss from State! Signed at 10:40 a.m.

MJ is rated a four-star prospect by 247Sports … Garnered three star status from the 247 Composite, Rivals and ESPN … Touted as the nation’s No. 10 athlete and the No. 4 player in Mississippi by 247Sports … Tabbed the No. 38 cornerback in the nation by Rivals … Named to the 2020 Clarion Ledger Dandy Dozen … Selected to the Mississippi/Alabama All-Star Game roster … Posted 23 tackles and four interceptions as a junior … Recorded 29 stops and three picks as a sophomore … Also lettered in basketball and baseball … Chose Ole Miss over Mississippi State, Georgia, Texas A&M and Auburn, among others … Coached by James Ray.


Cedrick Nicely (3-star OL, Ga.) – Signed at 8:55.am

Rated a three-star prospect by all major recruiting sites … Named the No. 47 offensive tackles in the nation and No. 77 player in Florida by ESPN … As a senior, recorded 15 pancake blocks, 23 opponent knockdowns, and 60 perfect plays … Tabbed Georgia 6A All-Region in 2020 … Chose Ole Miss over Georgia Tech, Liberty, South Carolina and USF, among others … Also lettered in basketball … Coached by Heath Webb.


Micah Pettus (3-star OT, Ala.): Signed at 8:35 a.m.

Rated a four-star prospect by all major recruiting sites … Touted as the No. 92 offensive tackle in the nation and the No. 42 player in Alabama by the 247Sports Composite … Tabbed a Sports Illustrated All-American candidate … Named a 2020 MaxPreps First Team All-State selection … 116 pancake blocks as a senior and 75 pancakes as a junior … Didn’t allow a sack or quarterback hurry in high school career … Named a team captain in 2020 … Chose Ole Miss over Florida State, Arkansas, Arizona State and Georgia Tech, among others … Coached by Wade Waldrop … Will be a mid-year enrollee.


Isaiah Iton (3-star DT, Hutchinson C.C., Kan.): Signed at 8:25 a.m.

JUNIOR COLLEGE: Rated a four-star prospect by Rivals … Tabbed a three-star prospect by the 247Sports Composite, 247Sports and ESPN … Member of the ESPN JUCO50 … Touted as the No. 10 JUCO prospect and No. 2 JUCO defensive tackle according to 247Sports … Didn’t see any game action at Hutchinson CC as the season was moved to the spring … Chose Ole Miss over Baylor and Florida State, among others … Coached by Drew Dallas … Will be a mid-year enrollee.

NORTHERN COLORADO: Played in all 12 games as a true freshman at defensive tackle … Recorded a tackle for a safety in his collegiate debut against San Jose State … Made his first career start against South Dakota, finishing with one tackle and a blocked field goal … Totaled 20 tackles, including 1.5 for loss and one sack, in his lone season with the Bears.

HIGH SCHOOL: A two-time all-district selection … Helped lead Pearland to a district title and an undefeated record as a senior … Earned team defensive MVP, defensive lineman of the year and newcomer of the year honors … Was a two-time academic all-district honoree … Member of the National Honors Society … Also lettered in track … Coached by Ricky Tulles.


Jamond Gordon (No. 1 Rated JUCO DT, Miss.): Signed at 8:20 a.m.

Junior College: Jamond is rated a three-star prospect by both 247Sports and Rivals … Ranked the No. 1 JUCO defensive tackle by 247Sports … Did not participate in 2020 fall season due to East Mississippi CC opting out because of the COVID-19 pandemic … Recorded 21 stops, including 6.5 tackles for loss, as a freshman at EMCC … Posted TFLs in each of his first three collegiate games … Made season-high seven stops, including 2.5 tackles for loss, in a 24-0 shutout win over East Central CC … Coached by Buddy Stephens … Will be a mid-year enrollee.

HIGH SCHOOL: Rated a four-star prospect by ESPN … Named 2017 Premier Preps Football Player of the Year by the Meridian Star as a junior after totaling 88 tackles, including 17.5 quarterback sacks, and 40 QB hurries for Meridian High School … Also had three pass breakups, two forced fumbles and a pair of fumble recoveries in 2017 … Also lettered in basketball … helped lead Meridian to back-to-back Class 6A state basketball championship game appearances … Coached by Calvin Hampton … Will be a mid-year enrollee.


Jayden Williams (3-star OT, Ark.): Signed at 8:15 a.m.

Jayden is rated a three-star prospect by 247Sports, 247Sports Composite and ESPN … Ranked as the No. 40 offensive tackle and No. 3 player in Arkansas by the 247Sports Composite … A 2020 all-state selection … Helped lead CHS to the Arkansas 7A State Semifinals … Also took snaps at tight end … Posted 11 receptions for 177 yards in the last two seasons … Chose Ole Miss over offers from Missouri and Kansas … Also lettered in basketball … Selected all-conference in basketball … Coached by Clint Ashcraft.


Trey Washington (3-star CB, Ala.): Signed at 8:10 a.m.

Trey is rated a three-star prospect by all major recruiting sites … Touted as the No. 90 cornerback in the nation and No. 40 player in Alabama by 247Sports … two-time AHSAA 7A All-State selection … Led Alabama’s No. 2 ranked Hewitt-Trussville to a 9-2 record in 2020 … Recorded seven interceptions and 46 pass breakups in high school … Chose Ole Miss over Louisville, Maryland, Memphis, Mississippi State and SMU, among others … Also lettered in basketball … Coached by Josh Floyd … Will be a mid-year enrollee.


Tysheem Johnson (4-star S, Pa.): Signed at 7:50 a.m.

Tysheem is rated as a four-star prospect by 247Sports Composite, Rivals and ESPN … Member of the ESPN 300, ranked No. 290 … A top-15 player in the state of Pennsylvania by 247Sports, Rivals and ESPN … Named the Neumann Goretti High School Player of the Decade … Three-time all-state selection as a freshman, sophomore and junior … Chose Ole Miss over Baylor, Florida, Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State and Stanford, among others … Coached by Albie Crosby … Will be a mid-year enrollee.


Elijah Sabbatini (3-star S, MS): Signed at 7:30 a.m.

Elijah is rated as a three-star prospect by the 247Sports Composite and Rivals … Ranked the No. 14 player in Mississippi and the No. 72 safety in the nation by ESPN … First-team all-state selection as a senior … Named to the 2020 Mississippi/Alabama All-Star roster … Recorded 93 tackles as a junior … Totaled 238 yards receiving for an average of 23.8 yards per catch during junior year … Chose Ole Miss over offers from Air Force, Georgia and Louisville, among others … Coached by Katlan French … Will be a mid-year enrollee.


Caden Costa (6-star K, La.): Signed at 7:30 a.m.

Caden is rated a 4.5-star prospect by Chris Sailer Kicking … Tabbed a three-star prospect by Rivals, ESPN and the 247Sports Composite … Touted as the nation’s No. 7 kicker and the No. 53 player in Louisiana via the 247Sports Composite … A 2019 All-South Louisiana honoree … Also named all-metro in 2019 … Two-time all-district and all-parish honoree … Made 30-of-42 total field goal attempts with a long of 51 … Converted 178-of-181 career PAT attempts … Also received time at receiver and tight end … Also lettered in soccer and baseball … Chose Ole Miss over offers from UCONN, Army, Air Force and Louisiana … Coached by Hutch Gonzalez … Will be a mid-year enrollee.


Demarcus Smith (3-star DE, Ala.): Signed at 7:25 a.m.

Demarcus is rated as a three-star prospect by all major recruiting sites … Ranked the No. 42 strongside defensive end in the nation and No. 27 player in Alabama by Rivals … Also lettered in basketball … Chose Ole Miss over Mississippi State, Tennessee, Nebraska and Kansas, among others … Coached by Andre Robinson (2018-19) and Frank Warren (2020) … Will be a mid-year enrollee.


Hudson Wolfe (4-star TE, Tenn.): Signed at 7:20 a.m.

Hudson is a four-star recruit by ESPN and Rivals … Member of the Rivals250, rated as the 52nd best prospect in the country … Ranked No. 216 in the 247Sports Composite … Listed as a top-five tight end in the nation according to Rivals and ESPN … Touted as the No. 1 player in Tennessee according to Rivals, No. 5 by ESPN and No. 6 by the 247Sports Composite  … Named to the Sports Illustrated All-American preseason watchlist in 2020 … Named to the Tennessee Sports Writers Association and the Tennessee High School Football Coaches Association 4A All-State Team in 2019 … Caught 25 passes for 381 yards and nine touchdowns as a junior … Sat out senior year with an injury … Chose Ole Miss over Alabama, Auburn and Tennessee, among others … Coached by Matthew Smith … Will be a mid-year enrollee.


J.J. Henry: (4-star WR, TX): Signed at 7:15 a.m.

J.J. is rated a four-star prospect by ESPN … Tabbed a three-star prospect by The 247Sports Composite, 247Sports and Rivals … Selected as an Under Armour All-American … Honorable Mention All-State … Named the No. 44 prospect in Texas, the No. 49 wide receiver prospect and No. 254 overall prospect in the nation  byESPN … Caught 33 passes for 356 yards and four touchdowns as a sophomore … Amassed more than 1,500 all-purpose yards and 18 touchdowns as a junior, including 1,419 receiving yards on 76 receptions … Also lettered in basketball and track … Chose Ole Miss over Florida State, Texas, Texas A&M, TCU, Arkansas and Baylor, among others … Coached by Mike Fecci.


Demarko Williams (3-star CB, Ga.): Signed at 7:00 a.m.

Demarko is rated a three-star prospect by all major recruiting sites … Ranked as the nation’s No. 34 safety by ESPN and the No. 61 cornerback via the 247Sports Composite … Listed as the No. 47 player in Georgia by ESPN … Named specialist of the year … Chose Ole Miss over Tennessee, South Carolina, Arkansas and Oregon, among others … Also lettered in track … Coached by Bobby May … Will be a mid-year enrollee.


Jibran Hawkins (3-star DE, Ga.): Signed at 6:35 a.m.

Hawkins is rated a three-star prospect by all major recruiting sites … Touted as the 87th strongside defensive end by ESPN … Recorded 12 sacks, two forced fumbles, one interception, and one fumble recovery as a senior … Scored five rushing touchdowns as a junior … Chose Ole Miss over Mississippi State, Arkansas and Memphis, among others … Also lettered in basketball … Coached by Efrem Hill.


Taleeq Robbins (3-star DT, Pa.): Signed at 6:35 a.m.

Rated a three-star prospect by all major recruiting sites … Touted as the No. 35 defensive tackle in the nation by the 247Sports Composite and the No. 21 player in Pennsylvania by the 247Sports Composite, Rivals and ESPN … A first team all-state honoree … Garnered 40 tackles, six tackles for loss and three sacks as a junior … Forced two fumbles and recovered one more in 2019 … Also lettered in basketball … Chose Ole Miss over Georgia, Auburn, Texas A&M, Tennessee and Michigan, among others … Coached by Nick Lincoln.


Currently committed recruits – will be updated as they sign

Luke Altmyer (4-star QB, Miss.) – Signed at 1:20 p.m. 

Hudson Wolfe (4-star TE, Tenn.) – Signed at 7:20 a.m

Dink Jackson (4-star S, Fla.) – Signed at Noon

Bralon Brown (4-star WR, Fla.) – Signed at 1:55 p.m.

Tysheem Johnson (4-star S, Pa.) – Signed at 7:50 a.m.

Jamond Gordon (No. 1 Rated JUCO DT, Miss.) – Signed at 8:20 a.m.

Micah Pettus (3-star OT, Ala.) – Signed at 8:35 a.m.

Kyndrich Breedlove (3-star ATH, Tenn.) – Signed today at 11:05 a.m.

Jayden Williams (3-star OT, Ark.) – Signed at 8:15 a.m.

Isaiah Iton (3-star DT, Hutchinson C.C., Kan.) – Signed at 8:25 a.m.

Demarcus Smith (3-star DE, Ala.) – Signed at 7:25 a.m.

Jibran Hawkins (3-star DE, Ga.) – Signed at 6:35 a.m.

Brandon Buckhaulter (3-star WR, Miss.) – Signed at 11:25 a.m.

Trey Washington (3-star CB, Ala.) – Signed at 8:10 a.m.

Taleeq Robbins (3-star DT, Pa.) – Signed at 6:35 a.m. 

Demarko Williams (3-star CB, Ga.) – Signed at 7:00 a.m.

Elijah Sabbatini (3-star S, MS) – Signed at 7:30 a.m.

Cedrick Nicely (3-star OL, Ga.) – Signed at 8:55.am

Caden Costa (6-star K, La.) – Signed at 7:30 a.m.

J.J. Henry: (3-star WR, TX) – Signed at 7:15 a.m.

Other Targets to Watch

There are some top-notch targets who have not yet committed but who will be making their choice known Wednesday or later. Keep an eye out on these players:

Markevious Brown: 4-star cornerback who is choosing between the Rebels, Miami, and Auburn, IMG Academy. He will sign at 2:00 p.m Wednesday. Signed with Ole Miss!

Malik McClain: 4-star wide receiver who decommitted from Florida State earlier this month. Teammate of Brown’s at IMG Academy. He will announce his decision Friday.

MJ Daniels: 4-star DB from Lucedale, MS. Committed to Mississippi State, but is believed to also be considering Ole Miss and A&M. FLIPPED TO OLE MISS! HYDR 

Tywone Malone: 4-star DT, NJ: He will make a decision in February.

About The Author

Evelyn Van Pelt

Evelyn has covered sports for over two decades, 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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