National Signing Day Updates: Ole Miss Class of 2022 Recruits
National Signing Day is here! We will keep you updated on this page as the newest Ole Miss Rebels sign their Letters of Intent beginning Wednesday, December 15, 2022.
TRANSFER PORTAL NOTE: While we absolutely expect the Rebels to pick up players via the transfer portal, it’s important to know that portal players do not sign letters of intent. They can announce their commitments at any time — it doesn’t necessarily have to be on National Signing Day, and probably won’t be. We will keep you updated on those additions as well.
Below are the athletes who have verbally committed to Ole Miss. There may be additions who did not verbally commit, but who do sign with the Rebels and we’ll keep you apprised of those players.
THIS PAGE WILL BE UPDATED THROUGHOUT THE DAY WEDNESDAY AS THE COMMITS ROLL IN, SO KEEP CHECKING BACK. Hotty Toddy!
SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED: THEY’RE OFFICIALLY REBELS!
Here’s the list of the NEWEST SIGNEES, their bios, and when they signed their letters of intent:
Bryson Hurst (4-star OT, Gautier HS, Gautier, MS) – SIGNED December 16
The Rebels added a standout lineman in Bryson Hurst, a four-star from Gautier, Mississippi. The 6-foot-6, 320-pound Hurst is ranked the No. 6 player in the state of MS for the 2022 class. He’s listed as the No. 25 offensive tackle in the nation.
Ladarius Tennison (TRANSFER from Auburn, former 4-star DB)
As a prospect, he was ranked a 4-star.
2020: True freshman in the secondary who is also deep on kick returns … played in every game … saw first action against Kentucky … 2 tackles vs. LSU and Tennessee … first start came at Mississippi State, recording 6 tackles … 4 tackles in Citrus Bowl
High School: Hard-hitting athletic safety prospect who arrived at Auburn in January, 2020… recorded 98 tackles, 24.0 TFL as a senior for Coach Wayne Younger’s Rockledge Raiders … Space Coast Daily player of the year … all-Space Coast team … also a track and field letterman … honor student … ranked as the No. 4 athlete nationally by 247 … top 15 at his position by Rivals, ESPN, PrepStar
Quinshon Judkins (3-star RB, Pike Road HS, Pike Road, AL) – SIGNED at 1:45 p.m.
HIGH SCHOOL: Rated a consensus three-star prospect by all major recruiting services … Rated the top running back and No. 18 overall prospect out of Alabama by Rivals … Ranked the No. 28 running back in the nation by Rivals …2020 First Team All-State Selection, Offensive Player of the Year … AHSAA 5A State Championship Game MVP, led Pike Road to 5A state title … Selected to the Mississippi/Alabama All-Star Game … Selected to AL.com’s A-List as the No. 11 senior prospect in Alabama … Rushed for 4,220 yards over high school career, including 1,482 as a junior and 1,534 as a senior … Amassed 67 career touchdowns, including 25 as a junior and 26 as a senior … Added 470 career receiving yards and four touchdowns … Coached by Patrick Browning … Chose Ole Miss over Notre Dame, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Miami, Michigan, Mississippi State, Penn State, Tennessee and others … Coached by Patrick Browning … Will be a mid-year enrollee.
Jeremiah Dillon (4-star WR, Tylertown HS, Tylertown, MS) – SIGNED at 1:20 p.m.
HIGH SCHOOL: Rated a four-star prospect by ESPN and On3 … Rated the No. 2 receiver and No. 5 prospect out of Mississippi by On3 … The No. 41 receiver and No. 274 overall prospect in the nation by On3 … Selected to Mississippi/Alabama All-Star Game … Selected to 2021 3A All-State First Team … 2020 All-Conference Selection … Totaled 1,040 receiving yards and 21 touchdowns as a senior … Four-year letterwinner in football, coached by Osborne Holmes … Also lettered four years in track and two years in baseball … 2019 All-American sprinter in 100m and 200m … Chose Ole Miss over Kentucky, Vanderbilt, Virginia and others.
Jaron Willis (4-star LB, Lee County HS, Georgia) – SIGNED 12:15 p.m.
HIGH SCHOOL: Rated as a four-star prospect by all major recruiting sites … Member of the ESPN 300, ranked No. 140 … Ranked as the No. 15 linebacker prospect in the nation by ESPN … Listed as a top-25 player in the state of Georgia by ESPN, 247Sports, Rivals and On3 … Tabbed as an Under Armor All-American … Selected to the Region 1-6A First Team defense … Guided Lee County to an 11-2 record and a trip to the Quarterfinals of the Georgia 6A Playoffs as a senior … Primarily took snaps as a defensive back … Helped take Lee County to 6A State Title game with a 10-2 record in 2020 … Earned first team all-region and first team all-state honors after his junior season … Also played basketball for the Trojans … Chose Ole Miss over offers from Florida State, Auburn, LSU, Michigan and Texas A&M, among others … Coached by Dean Fabrizio.
Tyler Banks (3-star ATH, Nottoway HS, Crewe, Virginia) – SIGNED 10:25 a.m.
HIGH SCHOOL: Rated a three-star prospect by 247 Sports Composite and Rivals … Rated No. 91 athlete by 247 Sports Composite … Ranked No. 25 in Virginia by Rivals and No. 31 by 247 Sports Composite … Led Nottoway Cougars to 11-1 record and 7-0 record in James River Conference in 2021 … Reached quarterfinals of Division 2A Playoffs in 2021 …Three-year team captain … VHSLA All-Region in 2021 … Also played basketball in high school … Chose Ole Miss over Michigan, California, Vanderbilt and Virginia Tech among others … Coached by James Pettis.
Taylor Groves (4-star S, East Robertson HS, Cross Plains, TN) – SIGNED 9:50 a.m.
HIGH SCHOOL: Rated a four-star prospect by 247Sports Composite, On3 and Rivals … Rated top-25 safety/defensive back by 247Sports Composite, On3 and Rivals … Rated No. 8 prospect in Tennessee by 247 Sports Composite and On3 … 2021 Region 4-2 A Co-Offensive Player of the Year … 2021 Region 4-2 A All-Region … Played under coach Atlee Pond at East Robertson … Featured as a WR, FS, P, KR/PR … Had 9 interceptions in 31 games played … Recorded 112 total tackles and 4 tackles for loss … Had 119 catches for 1993 yards and 17 receiving touchdowns … Had 129 carries for 735 yards and 11 rushing touchdowns … Completed 12 of 17 passes for 142 yards and 2 touchdowns … Had 335 kick return yards and 238 punt return yards in his career .. Totaled 46 punts for an average of 36.5 yards per punt with 11 punts inside the 20 … Also played basketball in high school … Chose Ole Miss over Michigan, Arkansas, Baylor and Cincinnati among others.
Larry Simmons (3-star WR, Moss Point HS, Moss Point, MS) – SIGNED: 9:36 a.m.
HIGH SCHOOL: Rated a consensus three-star prospect by all major recruiting services … Rated the No. 2 receiver and No. 10 prospect out of Mississippi by 247Sports … Selected to Mississippi/Alabama All-Star Game … Selected to 4A All-State Team … Named Region 8 MVP … Totaled 2,688 receiving yards and 82 touchdowns over his high school career … Added 703 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns … Coached by Eugene Harmon … Chose Ole Miss over Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, Miami, Mississippi State, Memphis, Utah, Tennessee, Oregon and others.
Nick Cull (4-star CB, Seminole County HS, Donalsonville, GA) – SIGNED 9:10 a.m.
HIGH SCHOOL: Rated a four-star prospect by 247Sports Composite, On3 and Rivals … Rated No. 20 in position by Rivals and No. 36 by 247 Sports Composite … Rated top-50 recruit in the state of Georgia by 247Sports Composite, On3 and Rivals … As a Senior in 2021 recorded 44 total tackles, 2 interceptions and four pass defenses … In offensive career completed 22 of 42 passes for 304 yards and 1 touchdown … Had 50 carries for 223 yards and 5 touchdowns … Caught six passes for 81 yards and 1 touchdown … Played under Cedric Stegall … Also played basketball in high school … Chose Ole Miss over South Carolina, Miami (FL), Alabama and Florida among others.
Kyirin Heath (3-star TE, Mansfield Legacy HS, Mansfield, TX) – SIGNED 8:20 a.m.
HIGH SCHOOL: Rated a three-star prospect by all major recruiting sites … Ranked as the No. 15 tight end in the country by ESPN … Listed as the No. 37 tight end by On3 … Registered 29 catches for 316 yards and four touchdowns his senior season at Legacy HS … Also ran for a TD in 2021 … Hauled in 19 receptions for 229 yards and seven TDs as a junior … Coached by Jeff Hulme.
Cam East (3-star OL, St. Augustine HS, Marreo, LA) – SIGNED 7:25 a.m.
HIGH SCHOOL: Rated a three-star prospect by all major recruiting sites … Ranked as the No. 28 offensive tackle and No. 17 player in Louisiana by On3 … Also ranked as a top-50 OT by 247Sports, the 247Sports Composite and Rivals … Named second team all-state as a junior … A two-time all-district honoree … Helped lead St. Augustine to the LHSAA Division I Quarterfinals … Chose Ole Miss over Mississippi State, Georgia, Arkansas, Florida State and TCU among others … Coached by Nick Foster.
Jarrell Stinson (3-star CB, Opelika HS, Opelika, AL) – SIGNED 7:25 a.m.
HIGH SCHOOL: Rated a three-star prospect by 247Sports Composite, On3 and Rivals … Ranked as the No. 42 cornerback in the nation according to 247Sports Composite … Rated a top-30 recruit in the state of Alabama by 247Sports, On3, Rivals and ESPN … As a junior, recorded a total of 80 tackles, one interception and two punt returns for touchdowns … Selected to play in the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Classic … 2020 Alabama Sports Writers Association Class 6A All-State First Team Defense selection … Named as an Opelika-Auburn News Super 8 Senior honoree for the 2021 season … Recognized on Sports Illustrated’s Class of 2022 All-American Watch List … Also has competed on Opelika’s track and field team, where he has won a total of 10 different AHSAA Class 6A State Championships, including for the 100-, 200- and 400-meter dash … Chose Ole Miss over offers from Auburn, Florida, Florida State, and Penn State, among others … Coached by Erik Speakman … Will be a mid-year enrollee.
Reginald Hughes (3-star LB, Northeast MS CC, Booneville, MS)
JUNIOR COLLEGE: A consensus three-star prospect by Rivals, On3 and 247Sports … Ranked as the No. 1 junior college linebacker and No. 10 overall prospect by 247Sports … Member of the ESPN JUCO50, checking in at No. 38 … Tabbed as the fourth-best JUCO player in Mississippi according to 247Sports … Appeared in six games in 2021, recording 22 tackles and two forced fumbles … Added 2.5 TFLs and 1.5 sacks … Finished with 22 tackles as a freshman in the shortened 2020-21 season, tallying 22 tackles, including 5.5 TFLs and 3.5 sacks … Chose Ole Miss over offers from Mississippi State and Arkansas State … Coached by Greg Davis … Will be a mid-year enrollee.
HIGH SCHOOL: Unranked recruit out of Rosa Fort High School in Tunica, Mississippi … Tallied 84 tackles during his senior season, the third-most on the team … Finished the season with 10.5 TFLs and 6.5 sacks … Recorded 51 tackles during the 2018-19 season, including 8.0 sacks … Coached by Kwame Jackson.
Zxavian Harris (4-star DL, Germantown HS, Madison, MS) – SIGNED 7:06 a.m.
HIGH SCHOOL: Rated a four-star prospect by all major recruiting sites … Ranked as the No. 125 player in the country by 247Sports … Also ranked No. 175 overall by the 247Sports Composite and No. 170 overall by the On3 Consensus … 247Sports No. 2 rated player in Mississippi … Ranked No. 3 in Mississippi by On3, No. 4 by the 247Sports Composite, Rivals and ESPN … Tabbed the No. 18 defensive lineman in the nation by 247Sports … Ranked the No. 23 defensive lineman by On3 as well as the No. 16 defensive tackle by Rivals … Selected to the 2021 Clarion Ledger Dandy Dozen … Participated in the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Game … Tapped as the MHSAA 6A Defensive Player of the Year and an All-State honoree by the Mississippi High School Football Coaches … Recorded 48 tackles, four sacks, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery as a senior … As a junior, posted 62 tackles and 8.5 sackes, also blocking a field goal and a punt … Also played basketball … Chose Ole Miss over Mississippi State, Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Auburn and Arkansas among others … Coached by Dan Chris.
Jaylon White (3-star LB, Parkview Magnet HS, Little Rock, AR) – SIGNED 7:05 a.m.
HIGH SCHOOL: Rated a three-star prospect by 247Sports Composite, On3 and Rivals … Ranked as the No. 71 safety in the nation according to ESPN … Rated as a top-15 recruit in the state of Arkansas by 247Sports, On3 and ESPN … As a junior, recorded 59 tackles, eight pass breakups, five tackles for loss, two interceptions, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and two blocked punts … Also started at quarterback for Parkview, where he finished his senior season 125 for 186 for 2,035 passing yards and 19 passing touchdowns, alongside 445 rushing yards and seven rushing touchdowns … Helped lead Parkview to the 2021 AHSAA Class 6A State Semifinals … Named to the 2021 Class 6A All-State Team … Served as captain of the football team for both his junior and senior seasons … Chose Ole Miss over offers from Utah, Oklahoma State, Arkansas, and Baylor, among others … Coached by Brad Bolding.
Fraser Masin (P, Brisbane, Australia) – SIGNED 6:10 a.m.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from St. Joseph’s Nudgee College in Brisbane, Australia in 2018 … A selection to the australian rules football state team in 2017 and 2016 … Member of the Brisbane Lions Academy in 2018 … Also played volleyball and basketball … Member of St. Joseph’s Nudgee College’s 1st VI volleyball team in 2018 … Member of St. Joseph’s Nudgee College’s 1st V basketball team in 2018.
Falentha “Flip” Carswell (OL, Washington County, HS, Tennille, Georgia) – SIGNED 6:10 a.m. (Flip “flipped” from Miami!)
HIGH SCHOOL: Rated a three-star prospect by all major recruiting sites … Ranked as the No. 53 offensive tackle in the nation by Rivals … Also ranked No. 60 in the state of Georgia by Rivals … Helped Washington County to a 5-5 record and the Georgia high school playoffs … Also played basketball … Chose Ole Miss over Miami, Oregon, NC State and Georgia Tech among others … Coached by Joel Ingram.
Preston Cushman (3-star OT, Calvary Christian HS, Clearwater, FL) – SIGNED 6:05 a.m.
HIGH SCHOOL: Rated a consensus three-star prospect by all recruiting services … Rated No. 4 center and No. 82 player in Florida by Rivals … Four-year varsity starter and 2021 team captain at Calvary Christian High School … Named the Florida 3A Dairy Farmers State Player of the Year in 2021 by the Florida Athletic Coaches Association … Was a 3A all-state selection and earned All-Big County Prep honors for CCHS as a senior … Member of Mu Alpha Theta Honor Society … Earned Chose Ole Miss over Georgia Tech, Florida, USF and Cincinnati among others … Coached by Reggie Crume.
CURRENTLY COMMITTED RECRUITS (Not yet signed) – WILL BE UPDATED AS THEY SIGN
Jacarius Clayton (3-star OT, Tupelo HS, Tupelo, MS) – Announcing at 3:30 p.m.
Timi Gagophien (3-star OT, Alief Hastings HS, Houston, TX)
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Derrick Moore (4-star DL): Announces at 1:45 p.m. 12/15
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. Evelyn created the Rebel Walk in 2013 and has served as publisher and managing editor since its inception.