Cue the dominos. In a move that surprised no one today, running back Kailo Moore (Rosedale, Miss./West Bolivar) became the newest Ole Miss commitment. In a ceremony at his high school, Moore selected the Rebels over Mississippi State and Vanderbilt.
Moore was originally committed to Ole Miss during his junior season, but flipped his commitment to in-state rival Mississippi State after the firing of Houston Nutt. The commitment just never felt right, Moore said and he eventually decommitted just after Christmas last month.
The fourth running back commit in this signing class, he joins Mark Dodson, Jr., Eugene Brazley, and Peyton Barber. With the graduation of Devin Thomas, Ole Miss will have just three scholarship running backs on the roster in rising sophomores Jaylen Walton and I’Tavius Mathers, and senior Jeff Scott. Despite the four running back commits, Ole Miss will continue to retain all four players, while continuing their courtship of Nashville back Corn Elder.
Moore is a four star prospect by every major recruiting service and will be a huge asset to the Rebel offense. He works well in space and has elite speed. Moore believes that he will be used the same way that Scott has been used, with spots in the slot and screens to allow him to make plays.
The commitment is the first in a long line of Ole Miss recruits who are committing in 2013. Moore talked to a few of them today including safety Antonio Conner and receiver Laquon Treadwell. He said that he feels confident that they will all be playing together next season.