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Five-star WR Jalen Hale Puts the Rebels in His Top 12

Five-star WR Jalen Hale Puts the Rebels in His Top 12

OXFORD, Miss. — What a weekend it was in the ‘Sip, and you can bet the storylines will only get even more interesting as the recruiting (and assistant coaching) ferris wheel continues to turn hour by hour.

Ole Miss hosted a slew of top key recruiting targets this weekend, including Percy Lewis and transfer portal players QB Dillion Gabriel (UCF) and running back Zach Davis (TCU). Big things are happening at home in Oxford and on the road and you can bet we will keep y’all up to speed.

Speaking of big things happening — the No. 8 Rebels will be facing the No.7 Baylor Bears down in the Big Easy on New Year’s Day in the Sugar Bowl, another huge stage for recruits to see.

Texas indeed is one of the biggest recruiting battlegrounds, and on Sunday the Rebels made the cut for one of the nation’s top receivers in the class of 2023 — Jalen Hale

Five-star wide receiver Hale, out of Longview High School (TX), took to Twitter to drop his Top 12 programs. Hale is currently the No. 31 overall athlete in the nation. He is the No. 4 wide receiver and No. 5 player in the state of Texas as ranked by 247Sports.

The 6-foot-2, 175-pound speedy Texan currently has over 34 offers. The Rebels will have some tough competition, but with their 10-2 regular-season record and Sugar Bowl berth, Ole Miss is quickly becoming an even more attractive place for top talent.

The Rebels will go head to head with Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, Alabama, LSU, Michigan, Georgia, USC, Texas A&M, Ohio State, Florida, Oregon and others for Hale’s pledge.

Hale is not only a talented football player, but he excels on the basketball court and in track and field.

He was the first freshman to play on the varsity at Longview High in over a decade. Now, as a junior he has 50 receptions for 1154 receiving yards and 14 TDs.

Ole Miss offered Hale back in June and remains in the hunt for the talented wideout who would fit right in with Lane Kiffin’s explosive offense. Hale has breakaway speed and cutting ability — and his talent hasn’t even reached its peak.

No doubt Hale will be one to continue to watch this off-season.

Hotty Toddy!

(Feature image credit: Les Hassel: News-Journal)

About The Author

Lee Ann Herring-Olvedo

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.

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