Seminole County, GA Cornerback Nick Hull Commits to the Rebels
OXFORD, Miss. — Move in silence, and only speak when it’s time to say ‘checkmate.’ Once again, the Rebels are making masterful moves in the 2022 recruiting game, picking up two huge commits this week in twenty four hours.
As the old saying goes, ”When you build in silence, people don’t know what to attack.” That is just what the chess masters of the Ole Miss coaching staff are doing when it comes to solidifying checkmates left and right for another strong recruiting class. Twice in the same week, to be exact.
In the midnight hour Wednesday, the Rebels were already moving and grooving when 4-star OT Bryson Hurst announced his commitment to the Rebels. A little less than 24 hours later, the Rebels made another checkmate on the defensive side of the ball with the commit from Donalsonville, GA corner Nick Cull.
— Be Great 2️⃣.. (@ChosenOneCull) August 26, 2021
Nick Cull chooses Rebs over many of nation’s top teams
The Seminole County High School star is the No. 35-ranked cornerback in the class of 2022 and is the No. 33 athlete at any position in the state of Georgia, according to the 247Sports Composite.
Cull is a huge pick-up for the Rebels as they continue to build defensive depth, and boasts more than 20 plus offers including: Miami, Alabama, Auburn, South Carolina, Arkansas, Florida, Florida State, Georgia Tech, LSU, Syracuse, Vanderbilt, and Wake Forest.
Ole Miss was Cull’s first SEC offer, and when it was all said and done that paid off.
Cull and many of the nation’s top recruits are flocking to the ‘Sip because it is apparent the Rebels’ program is rising. As much as most recruits are willing to wait their turn and pay their dues to play in a powerhouse SEC West school, there’s no escaping the fact that one of the many things that makes Ole Miss even more appealing is the fact that young players will get the opportunity to develop and be in the mix a lot sooner than later when they get to the program.
Fit In The ‘Sip
I know I have said this quite a bit over the last year, but the versatility of the athletes that are coming up is something to be excited about.
Kudos to Cull’s primary Ole Miss recruiters, Coach Chris Partridge and Coach Terrell Buckley, for finding a player who is versatile but who also has a tremendous potential to reach even greater heights.
Cull is quick, physical, and explosive. The 6’1, 180-pounder can do it all when it comes down to it, and he’s a steamroller when it comes to coverage. A playmaker and tone-setter, there isn’t any position this kid can’t thrive at in.
I think one of the key things I first saw is his genuine love and passion for this game. He is speedy and can anticipate the holes, or as the ole saying goes, “run into daylight,” and he is capable of wearing a lot of defensive hats. He has a great future ahead with the Rebels.
Someone once said, “A seed grows with no sound, but a tree falls with huge noise. Destruction has noise, but creation is quiet. This is the power of silence. Grow silently.”
Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin and staff are growing somewhat silently at the moment. But they are finding both acclaimed and emerging talent to rebuild and revive the Ole Miss defense, and Nick Cull will surely thrive here in the ‘Sip.
(Feature image courtesy: 247Sports)
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.