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Ole Miss Football’s Walter Nolen Named SEC’s Most Valuable Transfer

Ole Miss Football’s Walter Nolen Named SEC’s Most Valuable Transfer

OXFORD, Miss. – (Release) The Ole Miss football team made some major additions to its defensive front in the offseason, and one newcomer for Lane Kiffin could be the most impactful transfer in the entire Southeastern Conference.

On3 selected the most valuable incoming transfer in each conference, tabbing Rebel defensive tackle Walter Nolen as the top newcomer in the vaunted SEC.

“The former consensus Top-5 recruit helped spearhead Texas A&M’s worst-to-first run defense turnaround in 2023, and he’ll look to have a similar impact for the Rebels this fall. Nolen is also an electric interior rusher, recording seven sacks with another eight hurries, per PFF,” wrote Jesse Simonton of On3.

Ole Miss shelled out a pretty penny to beat out Oregon for Nolen’s likely final season in college — and he could be the X-factor in the Rebels making a run to the College Football Playoff.

Jesse Simonton

Nolen was the No. 1 prospect in the nation when he signed with Texas A&M out of high school in 2022. Nolen played in 22 games, making 14 starts over the past two seasons with the Aggies, tallying 66 tackles, 11.0 tackles for loss and 5.0 sacks along the way.

Evelyn Van Pelt

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.

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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.

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