Former 4-star Miami transfer cornerback Chris Graves announces commitment to Ole Miss
OXFORD, Miss. — The Portal King and his trusty defensive coordinator are at it again, as Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin and Pete Golding gained a huge commit Sunday evening from Miami transfer cornerback Chris Graves.
— Chris Graves Jr (@D1Chris239) July 31, 2023
The former Hurricane was a 4-star recruit in the 2022 recruiting cycle who redshirted last season.
On July 19, the 6-foot-1, 175-pound Graves entered the transfer portal, and he has been highly sought after since then. Before making it official that he’s heading to Oxford, he had reportedly been down to the Rebels and Texas A&M.
Mississippi State, Oklahoma, Houston, Arkansas, North Carolina, Louisville, Cincinnati, and Arizona had also expressed interested in the cornerback.
In the 2022 class, Graves was ranked the No. 7 ATH by 247Sports and the overall No. 125 recruit in the country.
Graves talked with Matt Zenitz after visiting Ole Miss. “It went good,” Graves explained.
“I like Pete Golding. You’ve got an experienced defensive coordinator from one of the top teams in college football and he’s just said that he likes my play style and that I’ve got a chance to come in and play right away.”
Chris Graves to Matt Zenitz
While Graves indicated to Zenitz he believes he will be eligible this coming season, he would need a waiver since he entered the portal after the deadline.
“I’m a man-to-man corner and I just need a school that’s going to fit my playing style,” Graves told Zenitz.
Before Graves’ commitment, the Rebels were sitting at No. 6 in the nation in the transfer portal for 2023, according to the 247Sports rankings.
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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.