Lavon Hooks, a former high school basketball standout, has signed his letter of intent to play football at Ole Miss. The Northeast Mississippi Community College defensive tackle is widely renowned as one of the top junior college jewels in this class.
Aside from Ole Miss, Hooks also visited Nebraska, Arizona State, Baylor, and Washington and was the center of a plethora of social media speculation. There were rumors that he was a lock to join the Miami Hurricanes, Oklahoma Sooners, and Auburn Tigers among others.
The third defensive tackle commit for the Rebels, Hooks joins Jarran Reed and Herbert Moore in a recruiting class that could end up in Ole Miss lore for their defensive line alone. That is assuming that the Rebels get at least one of their line targets that include Robert Nkemdiche, Carl Lawson, Jason Carr, and Elijah Daniel.
The early enrollee class has been lauded as one of the best nationally as it includes the likes of Nickolas Brassell, Mark Dodson Jr., Christian Morgan, and Quadarias Mireles. Brassell is a former Rebels, Mireles was a Rebel commit out of high school, and Dodson and Morgan are highly praised high school stars.
This is obviously a big get for Hugh Freeze and his staff as Hooks has two seasons of eligibility left and appears to be suited to contribute immediately for the Rebels. He was #18 in OHT’s “Top 20 Ole Miss Targets” and you can read more about him here: http://olehottytoddy.com/2012/12/12/top-20-ole-miss-targets-18-lavon-hooks/