Tupelo 4-star defensive end Jacarius Clayton commits to the Rebels
Strong-side defensive end Jacarius Clayton had been a Mississippi State commit
OXFORD, Miss. — The Rebels’ hot recruiting summer continues as Tupelo strong-side defensive end Jacarius Clayton verbally committed to Ole Miss Friday evening.
It’s only right I put on for my state❗️🦈 pic.twitter.com/mIXy1NfuRE
— J36 (@JacariusC) July 9, 2021
Clayton had been a Mississippi State commit — but took an unofficial visit to Oxford and the rest is history. The four-star defensive end is the seventh commit in the class of 2022 for head coach Lane Kiffin and the Rebs.
Clayton held offers from: Arizona State, Indiana, Memphis, Oregon, Mississippi State, Arkansas, South Alabama, Southern Miss, and UAB. He had narrowed down his top five to the Rebels, Arizona State, Indiana, Memphis, and Oregon.
Clayton, who is listed at 6-foot-6.5 and 275 pounds, notched 34 tackles including 13 for a loss with three sacks for Tupelo (6-4) last season. He is the No. 488 overall prospect in the 2022 class on the 247Sports Composite.
The big fella was recruited by Ole Miss coaches Randall Joiner and Derrick Nix. #FlipInTheSip
— Randall Joyner (@LetsGo_Bo5) July 9, 2021
Stay tuned for more info on Clayton and all the Ole Miss recruiting news! Follow Rebel Walk Director of Recruiting Lee Ann Herring here on Twitter.
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Lee Ann is the Director of Recruiting for The Rebel Walk. She is a veteran SEC sports journalist and NFL content writer. She is also the Sr. Editor for MESPORTS digital. Herring-Olvedo is a Brown University graduate who loves good cigars, good games, and a smooth glass of bourbon — not necessarily in that order.