National Signing Day Updates: Ole Miss Football Class of 2023 Recruits
We’ve got all the info on the newest Ole Miss Rebels who signed their Letters of Intent on the first day of the early signing period, Wednesday, December 21, 2022.
Ole Miss expected to sign 12 players Wednesday, and as of 3:30 p.m. (CT) has signed 11. Eight of those 11 are classified as four-star recruits.
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.
OLE MISS 2023 HIGH SCHOOL COMMITS
Cayden Lee (4-star WR: Kennesaw, GA) – Signed 6:30 p.m.
Wide receiver Cayden Lee has announced his commitment to Ole Miss and has signed his letter of intent. Lee is a four-star prospect (Rivals) and is listed as the nation’s No. 48 wide receiver.
Lee picked the Rebels over: Auburn, UCF, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisville, Oklahoma, Oregon, Penn State, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vanderbilt and others. This season, he caught 74 passes for 1,101 yards and 13 touchdowns.
Suntarine Perkins (4-star LB: Raleigh, MS) – Signed 7:52 a.m.
Perkins is rated as the nation’s No. 2 linebacker and the No. 1 player in the state of Mississippi’s 2023 class.
HIGH SCHOOL: A unanimous 4-star prospect by all major recruiting outlets … Unanimous Top 100 prospect by all outlets … Rated the No. 1 player in Mississippi by On3, 247Sports and ESPN … Rated the No. 2 linebacker in the nation and No. 35 overall prospect by 247Sports … Under Armour All-American … Clarion Ledger Dandy Dozen … 2002 MHSAA 3A Mr. Football … Named MVP of Mississippi-Alabama All-Star game after logging 10 tackles and three TFLs … Played running back and linebacker, led Raleigh to its first state title in 2022 … Ran 32 times for 331 yards and four touchdowns in state title game, adding six tackles and an interception defensively … Totaled more than 5,000 all-purpose yards over high school career … Ran for 2,078 yards and 32 TDs as a senior … Amassed 267 tackles and 10 sacks over high school career … Chose Ole Miss over offers from Alabama, Georgia, Texas, LSU, Florida, Oregon, Arkansas, Mississippi State and others … Coached by Ryan Higdon.
PERSONAL: Full name is Suntarine Margo Perkins … Born Nov. 17, 2003.
Ayden Williams (4-star WR: Ridgeland, MS) – Signed 7:36 a.m.
Williams is rated as the No. 15 wide receiver in the nation and the No. 2 player in the state of Mississippi.
HIGH SCHOOL: A unanimous four-star recruit by all major outlets … Ranked a top 50 recruit by Rivals, checking in at No. 43 … Rated top 100 signee by both the On3 Consensus and the 247Sports Composite … Member of the ESPN 300, ranked No. 102 … Ranked No. 2 recruit in the state of Mississippi … Tabbed the No. 8 wide receiver in the country by Rivals … 2022 Under Armour All-American … Participated in the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Game … Named to the Clarion Ledger’s Large School All-State team in 2022 … Member of the Clarion Ledger 2022 Dandy Dozen … Tallied 1,265 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns as a senior at Ridgeland HS … Averaged 18.6 yards per catch and tallied over 80 yards receiving in nine of his 11 games in 2022 … Earned all-state honors three years at RHS … Named Freshman All-American in 2019 … Hauled in 63 catches for 1,156 yards and 14 TDs his junior season for the Titans, earning first-team all-state honors … Also lettered in basketball and track and field … Chose Ole Miss over offers from Georgia, Auburn, LSU and Oregon among others … Coached by Teddy Dyess.
PERSONAL: Son of Kamari Hayes … Full name is Ayden Lorenzo Williams … Born Dec. 27, 2004 … Plans to major in sports broadcasting.
Kedrick Reescano (4-star RB: New Caney, TX) – Signed 7:10 a.m.
Reescano is rated as the country’s No. 8 running back and the No. 33 player in the state of Texas.
HIGH SCHOOL: A unanimous four-star recruit by all major outlets … Member of the ESPN 300, checking in at No. 283 … Listed as the No. 103 recruit in the country by On3 … Ranked as the No. 5 running back in the nation and No. 23 player in the state of Texas per On3 … Finished his high school career with over 5,000 all-purpose yards … Rushed for 1,849 yards in his senior season, averaging 8.3 yards per carry and 154.1 per game … Found the end zone 35 times in 2022, 31 of which came on the ground … Helped the Eagles go undefeated in district play and 11-1 overall in 2022 … Racked up 1,542 yards and 22 touchdowns as a junior, earning District 8-5A first-team honors … Was also an first-team all-district selection after totaling 1,157 yards and 14 touchdowns as a sophomore … Also competes in track and field, where he finished second in the triple jump as a junior with a 48-1.5 at the Texas 5A State Championship … Chose Ole Miss over offers from Michigan State, Oklahoma State, Penn State and Arkansas among others … Coached by Travis Reeve.
PERSONAL: Son of Cedric Reescano and Courtney Washington … Full name is Kedrick Anthony Reescano … Born Feb. 25, 2005 … Plans to major in kinesiology.
Jamarious Brown (4-star EDGE: Moss Point, MS) – Signed 7:10 a.m.
Brown is rated as the country’s No. 22 edge and the No. 5 player in Mississippi.
HIGH SCHOOL: Consensus 4-star prospect by On3, ESPN and Rivals … Rated the No. 2 prospect in Mississippi, No. 12 defensive lineman in the nation and No. 110 overall prospect in the nation by On3 … Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Game participant … Clarion Ledger Dandy Dozen … Clarion Ledger Second Team All-State Selection … Four-year letterwinner in football at Moss Point … Tallied 293 career tackles, including 45.0 tackles for loss and 16.0 sacks … Forced 13 fumbles and recovered seven … Totaled 100 career carries for 623 yards and 18 TDs … Chose Ole Miss over offers from Alabama, Auburn, Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi State, LSU and others … Coached by Eugene Harmon.
PERSONAL: Full name is Jamarious Javonte Brown … Born March 16, 2005.
Braxton Myers (4-star CB: Coppell, TX) – Signed 7:15 a.m.
Myers was recruited to play cornerback for the Rebels and is rated as the nation’s No. 14 safety and the No. 37 player in Texas.
HIGH SCHOOL: A unanimous four-star recruit by all major outlets … Member of the ESPN 300, checking in at No. 175 … Listed as the No. 146 recruit in the country by 247Sports … Ranked as the No. 19 cornerback in the nation and No. 29 player in the state of Texas by ESPN … Earned an invitation to the 2023 All-American Bowl … Tallied 38 total tackles, including four TFLs and as a junior … Added an interception, nine pass breakups and a forced fumble … Named District 6-6A first-team selection at cornerback as a junior … Began his high school career at John Paul II High School where he earned second-team TAPPS All-State honors in 2020 and guided his team to a 10-3 record and state runner-up finish as a freshman … Also ran track at Coppell … Chose Ole Miss over offers from USC, Oklahoma, LSU and Texas among others … Coached by Antonio Wiley … Will be a mid-year enrollee.
PERSONAL: Full name is Braxton Michael Myers … Born July 6, 2004 … Father, Michael, played defensive tackle at Alabama and had a 10-year NFL career.
Brycen Sanders (4-star IOL: Baylor School, Chattanooga, TN) – Signed at 6:02 a.m.
Sanders is a legacy player as his grandfather played football at Ole Miss in the early 1970s. He ranks as the No. 14 interior offensive lineman in the country and the No. 7 player in the state of Tennessee.
HIGH SCHOOL: Unanimous 4-star prospect by all major recruiting outlets … Ranked one of the top 300 prospects nationally in the On3 Consensus rankings … The No. 6 overall prospect in Tennessee and the No. 18 interior offensive lineman in the nation according to On3 Consensus … Two-time All-State selection (2021, 2022) … All-American Bowl selection … Four-year letterwinner in football, led Baylor to 2022 state title … Three-year letterwinner in track and field, qualified for Tennessee state championships in shot put and discus … Lettered one year in wrestling, helped guide Baylor School to state title … Chose Ole Miss over offers from Tennessee, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Auburn, Georgia, LSU, Mississippi State, TCU and others … Coached by Erik Kimrey … Will be a mid-year enrollee.
PERSONAL: Son of Gary and Allie Sanders … Father, Gary, played football at Middle Tennessee State, was Brycen’s O-Line coach at Baylor School … Full name is Brycen Gary Sanders … Born May 13, 2004 … Plans to major in finance.
Neeo Avery (4-star EDGE: Our Lady Good Counsel HS, Olney, MD) – Signed with Maryland
Avery is rated as the nation’s No. 38 edge and the No. 7 player from Maryland.
AJ Brown (4-star Safety: Cordele, GA) – Signed 9:40 a.m.
Ahmad “AJ” Brown is listed as the country’s No. 40 safety and the No. 42 player from Georgia.
HIGH SCHOOL: Consensus four-star recruit by ESPN, On3 and 247Sports Composite … Ranked as the No. 27 safety in the country by On3 and the No. 30 player in Georgia by ESPN … Played on both sides of the ball for Crisp County but primarily lined up in the secondary … Totaled 26 tackles, including 1.5 TFLs, and an interception as a senior … Registered 541 receiving yards and six touchdowns at wide receiver in 2021 … Saw action at quarterback and running back as a sophomore, throwing for 1,000 yards and eight touchdowns while adding 585 yards on the ground … A multi-sport athlete, Brown played basketball and ran track and field … Averaged 8.2 points per game and 6.9 rebounds per game on the hardwood and clocked a personal best of 11.09 11.49 in the 100-meter dash as a junior … Chose Ole Miss over offers from Clemson, Florida, Tennessee and Mississippi State among others … Coached by Lawrance Smith … Will be a mid-year enrollee.
PERSONAL: Full name is Ahmad Brown … Born Oct. 24, 2004.
Jayvontay Conner (3-star Tight End: Kernersville, NC) – Signed 6:02 a.m.
Conner is rated as the No. 32 tight end in the country and the No. 22 player from North Carolina.
HIGH SCHOOL: A unanimous three-star recruit by all major outlets … Ranked the No. 17 tight end in the country by ESPN … Represented North Carolina in the 2022 Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas … Named second-team all-state by Prep Redzone in 2022 … Named Central Piedmont 4-A all-conference for the Eagles … Helped lead East Forsyth HS to a 12-1 record in 2022 … Tallied 49 catches for 752 yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior … Played at Opelika (Ala.) HS prior to his senior season … Hauled in 24 receptions for 405 yards and six TDs for the Bulldogs in 2021 … Also lettered in basketball … Chose Ole Miss over offers from Auburn, Duke, South Carolina and UCF among others … Coached by Todd Willert … Will be a mid-year enrollee.
PERSONAL: Son of Eric and Cydney Mathews … Born July 19, 2005 … Plans to major in communications … Uncle, Mike Coleman, played for the Houston Oilers.
Daniel Demery (3-star Safety: Dallas, TX, Parish Episcopal School) – Signed 7:32 a.m.
Demery is rated as the country’s No. 66 safety and the No. 134 player in Texas.
HIGH SCHOOL: A unanimous three-star prospect by all major outlets … Ranked as the No. 65 safety in the nation by On3 Consensus and the No. 135 player in Texas by 247Sports Composite … Appeared on both sides of the ball at Parish Episcopal but primarily played in the secondary … Helped the Panthers claim four-consecutive TAPPS Division I State Championships … Served as team captain his final two seasons … Amassed 238 total tackles over the course of his playing career … Finished with 72 tackles in his senior season, including five TFLs and 2.0 sacks … Also picked off four passes, forced two fumbled and blocked a pair of field goals … Earned first-team all-state honors in 2021 and 2022 … Tallied 70 tackles as a junior, while intercepting five passes, two of which were returned for touchdowns, and breaking up 10 passes … Chose Ole Miss over offers from Arkansas, Penn State and Tennessee among others … Coached by Daniel Novakov.
PERSONAL: Son of Kaitis Demery … Full name is Daniel Micah Demery … Born Aug. 3, 2004 … Plans to major in biomedical engineering.
Ethan Fields (3-star IOL: Geismar, LA) – Signed 7:15 a.m.
Fields is rated as the country’s No. 78 interior offensive lineman and the No. 41 player in the state of Louisiana. Ole Miss flipped his commitment from Purdue.
HIGH SCHOOL: A unanimous three-star recruit by all major outlets … Ranked as the No. 55 offensive lineman in the country and No. 26 player in the state of Louisiana by 247Sports … Helped lead Dutchtown to a 7-4 record as a senior … Blocked for a rushing attack that averaged 131.6 yards per game on the ground … Earned District 5-5A first-team honors in 2022 … Also threw shot put at Dutchtown … Chose Ole Miss over offers from Purdue and Georgia Tech … Coached by Guy Mistretta.
PERSONAL: Full name is Ethan Joseph Fields … Born Dec. 10, 2004.
Skielar Mann (3-star LB, Fort Valley, GA) – Signed 6:35 a.m.
He is rated as the No. 102 linebacker in the country and the No. 118 player in the state of Georgia. – Signed 6:35 a.m.
HIGH SCHOOL: A unanimous 3-star prospect by all recruiting outlets … Ranked the No. 22 inside linebacker in the nation, No. 66 prospect out of Georgia by ESPN … Georgia Region 2-3A 2022 Defensive Player of the Year … Led Peach County to Region 2-3A title in 2022 … Also played tight end at Peach … Chose Ole Miss over offers from Florida State, Georgia Tech and others … Coached by Chad Campbell.
PERSONAL: Full name is Skielar Mann … Born Jan. 7, 2005.
TRANSFER PORTAL COMMITS
Joshua Harris (DL, Transfer from NC State)
Jeremiah Jean-Baptiste (LB, Transfer from UCF)
Caden Davis (K, Transfer from Texas A&M)
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. Evelyn created the Rebel Walk in 2013 and has served as publisher and managing editor since its inception.