‘Fierce mentality, leader by example and never wants to stop getting better’: Ole Miss signs JUCO linebacker Jameer Lewis
OXFORD, Miss. — Although many thought the Rebels might be done for this signing period, head coach Lane Kiffin and defensive coordinator Pete Golding had a little something up their sleeve.
After receiving an offer from Ole Miss at the beginning of the week, Southwest (Miss.) Community College linebacker Jameer Lewis has signed with the Rebels. He played in 2022 as a true freshman for SMCC and will most likely play in the Jack linebacker position in Oxford.
Thank You @smccfootball For All You Done For Me Its Forever Love🤝🏾 , With That Being Said Lets Work🦈@CoachGolding @CoachAlexFaulk @coach_stigers @cliff_collins10 pic.twitter.com/dO8E7WDbwP
— IH4TEQUATERBACKS🦅 (@MeerUppNext) February 2, 2023
The 6-foot-4, 225-pound McComb, Miss. native turned heads during his one season at SMCC, notching 42 tackles, nine tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and five sacks.
The Rebel Walk spoke with Coach Trevor Stigers, the defensive line and associate head coach at SMCC, about Jameer’s traits on the defensive line.
“Jameer is a FOOTBALL PLAYER! Fierce mentality, leader by example and never wants to stop getting better. Extremely quick off edge, very violent, and high energy. He was one of the best ends in JUCO as a freshman.”
It comes as no surprise Lewis earned MACCC All-Conference 2nd team honors for his work on the defensive line.
Year 2 Loading🏾 pic.twitter.com/fcVdw8Q0Ff
— IH4TEQUATERBACKS🦅 (@MeerUppNext) January 13, 2023
Lewis had planned to continue at SMCC in 2023 and transfer in 2024 as he did not expect to be eligible to transfer to Ole Miss for this fall. Fortunately for the Rebels, he is indeed eligible. He is set to arrive on campus and join the team Friday, and the versatile athlete will bring power and grit to the defensive side of the ball.
May This Year Be The Best 1🤞🏾🦅 pic.twitter.com/rNqeddPo52
— IH4TEQUATERBACKS🦅 (@MeerUppNext) January 3, 2023
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.