Four-star Pascagoula defensive lineman Jeffery Rush commits to Ole Miss
OXFORD, Miss. — Like they — or at least Rebels — say, “the best in the ‘Sip play at Ole Miss!” This seems to especially be trending this week, as Ole Miss earned a commit from 2024 4-star defensive lineman Jeffery Rush Saturday to go along with one from Picayune 4-star running back Chris Davis earlier this week.
Head coach Lane Kiffin and his staff have started spring camp, and they have made a strong impression on not only the nation’s top targets, but also on the top in-state talent.
Today, on one of the busiest recruiting weekends since the NCAA Dead Period ended, Kiffin and company received the much sought-after commit from Rush. (Don’t be surprised if there’s another surprise by the end of the weekend.)
What was initially supposed to be a visit by Rush ended simply with a “Why Not!” as he committed to the Rebels.
— Jeffery (ⱤɄ₴ⱧⱧØɄⱤ) Rush Jr . (@JefferyRushJr1) March 25, 2023
The 6-foot-3, 250-pounder out of Pascagoula, Miss. is rated by the 247Sports Composite as the No. 136 overall prospect in the country in the Class of 2024. He’s also the No. 17 defensive lineman and the No. 4 player in the state of Mississippi.
It is no secret that Rush’s talent has been turning heads, most recently at the Atlanta UA camp a few weeks ago, but the Rebels beat out Mississippi State, Auburn, Florida State, Louisville, Colorado, Miami and others for his pledge.
With many offers outside the state, Rush perhaps decided sometimes the grass isn’t always greener on the other side. And when it was all said and done, Ole Miss just felt like home, as Rush told The Rebel Walk.
“Ole Miss is the best place on Earth. It’s like a home away from home. Everyone is so genuine.“
— The Rebel Walk (@TheRebelWalk) March 25, 2023
The versatile Rush is not just a force on the defensive side of the ball, as he also helped elevate his high school team on offense and even special teams. Even after facing injury this past season, Rush remained strong and continued to overcome any obstacle that came his way. You can bet his senior season will be something special to watch!
Film doesn’t do him justice but it sure can make you get a feel for what kind of asset the Rebels’ defense has just added.
I missed 4 games due to injury.. but here are my junior season highlights 🌟.. @_kbolden @Locklyn33 @coachg76 @Gabriel_DreyUSA @taylor_searels @CoachBrumbaugh @CoachHollis58 @RivalsCole @GrindFactoryGC https://t.co/mb2RRPoFU3
— Jeffery (ⱤɄ₴ⱧⱧØɄⱤ) Rush Jr . (@JefferyRushJr1) November 8, 2022
With his commitment, Rush becomes the highest-ranked recruit in Coach Kiffin’s 2024 class. He moves the Rebels up to No. 16 in 247Sports’ class rankings.
Another big win for the Rebels. HYDR, Jeffery!
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.