Jarnorris Hopson commits to Ole Miss: He looks forward to ‘chasing for a national championship, competing with the best every day and doing it in style’
OXFORD, Miss. — Ole Miss received a commitment Monday from Northwest Mississippi Community College wide receiver Jarnorris Hopson. Jarnorris took a visit to Oxford this past Saturday with his younger brother Jarcoby Hopson who was in town for the Rebels’ Junior Day.
We asked Jarnorris when he knew Ole Miss would be home. “As soon as I got the offer,” he replied quickly.
While at Ole Miss this past weekend, Jarnorris was able to meet the Rebels’ new wide receiver coach George McDonald from Illinois. And then before leaving town, Jarnorris had an offer in hand from Ole Miss.
Hopson signed a letter of intent and played at Mississippi State in 2022. He then opted after the season to transfer to Northwest. Having the opportunity to play for Ole Miss is obviously special to Hopson.
“It means a whole lot, especially because I’ve tried to show off my talent at the other school across town (Mississippi State), and now I feel like I’ve got A LOT to prove — not just to them but the whole state of Mississippi.“
Jarnorris Hopson on continuing his career in his home state and in the SEC
Hopson played high school for Horn Lake (Miss.) where had a stellar senior season that culminated with an invitation to play in the 2021 MS-AL All-Star Game.
During his senior year, Hopson tallied 30 catches for 479 yards and four touchdowns. He also ran for 408 yards and 10 TDs. The versatile athlete finished the year with 1,550 all-purpose yards for Horn Lake.
While at Horn Lake, Hopson also ran track.
Hopson shined at Northwest this past season. The Rangers finished 7-3 and Hopson was their leading receiver, tallying 35 receptions for 443 yards and four touchdowns.
And now he brings his talents to one of the teams picked by many to make the 12-team playoff next year.
Jarnorris explained what ultimately made him choose to shut down his recruitment and commit after his visit.
“Just the whole vibe about Ole Miss and chasing for a national championship, competing with the best every day and doing it in style.“
He may also have the opportunity to one day play with his younger brother should Jarcoby choose Ole Miss. The younger Hopson, a 2025 four-star linebacker, plays for Lake Cormorant (Miss.) and was teammates with current Rebel defensive lineman, freshman Kamarion Franklin.
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.