Marquis Haynes is named to SEC All-Freshmen Team


Marquis Haynes was one of those recruited players in 2014 that was overlooked by most schools, but not Ole Miss. In the preseason I mentioned this kid had the talent to be successful this season. We felt so highly of him, we named Haynes apart of our preseason 45 most valuable Rebels. After a very successful 2014 freshman season, Haynes has been selected as SEC All-Freshmen Team. He is the only Rebel to be named to this list by the SEC.

Marquis Haynes finished the regular season with 29 total tackles, with eight of them resulting in a loss for 74 yards. Haynes most impressive stat was 7.5 sacks resulting in 72 yards loss. He led the team, and finished the 3rd highest of SEC freshmen in total sacks. Haynes also led the Rebels with eight quarterback hurries. He also produced three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. Haynes has been a huge asset to the Rebels’ defensive front this season, and will be expected to be a leader next season.

Here is the full list of the 2014 SEC All-Freshmen Team:

TEJeb Blazevich, Georgia
OLCam Robinson, Alabama
Jashon Robertson, Tennessee
Braden Smith, Auburn
Ramsey Meyers, Kentucky
CFrank Ragnow, Arkansas
WRSpeedy Noil, Texas A&M
Malachi Dupre, LSU
QBTreon Harris, Florida
RBNick Chubb, Georgia
Leonard Fournette, LSU
APLeonard Fournette, LSU
DLMyles Garrett, Texas A&M
Derek Barnett, Tennessee
Da’Shawn Hand, Alabama
Marquis Haynes, Ole Miss
LBNigel Bowden, Vanderbilt
Lorenzo Carter, Georgia
J.T. Gray, Mississippi State
DBJalen Tabor, Florida
Jamal Adams, LSU
Todd Kelly, Jr., Tennessee
Al Harris, Jr., South Carolina
Special Teams
PKAustin MacGinnis, Kentucky
PJK Scott, Alabama
RSSpeedy Noil, Texas A&M

In other Ole Miss news…

2015 Regions Bank Grove Bowl Set for April 4 –

"Ole Miss will host 2015 Regions Bank Grove Bowl festivities on April 4.Game time for the football team’s annual spring scrimmage and other details of Regions Bank Grove Bowl Week will be announced in the coming months. The Rebel baseball team hosts Tennessee that weekend, while the men’s tennis and women’s golf teams will also be in action in Oxford."

Chad Kelly is an Ole Miss Rebel –

"Just a little over an hour ago, the Ole Miss Rebels received another commitment from another top prospect in the state of Mississippi. JUCO quarterback, and former Clemson quarterback, Chad Kelly of East Mississippi Community College committed to the Rebels early via Twitter."

Ole Miss pulls offer of Olive Branch standout Walls – The Clarion Ledger

"Fred Walls was taken aback when he spoke with Ole Miss coaches on Monday.The Olive Branch standout linebacker was informed he no longer had an offer from the Rebels.“It kind of took [me] by surprise,” Walls told The Clarion-Ledger on Tuesday.The three-star linebacker had been committed to Ole Miss since last December.Ole Miss now has 14 players committed in its 2015 class.The Rebels accepted a commitment from unranked junior college linebacker Terry Caldwell on Tuesday, the second linebacker in their class with Dandy Dozen selection Leo Lewis."

Florida offensive tackle Howard commits to Ole Miss – The Clarion Ledger

"More offensive line help is heading Ole Miss’ way.Florida three-star offensive tackle Michael Howard committed to Ole Miss on Wednesday night, according to multiple reports.Howard chose Ole Miss over offers from Florida, Oregon, Tennessee, Colorado, South Carolina and more.He gives the Rebels 17 commitments in the 2015 class, including four offensive lineman.Howard is joined by tackles Drew Richmond, Alex Givens and guard Javon ranks Howard as the nation’s No. 72 tackle and the 88th best player in Florida."

Vols looking to flip commitment of Ole Miss recruit Ugo Amadi – Bleacher Report

"Do Ole Miss fans have anything to worry about?“I’m solid to Ole Miss right now, but LSU coaches are coming at me pretty hard,” Amadi said. “They want me to play special teams and corner as a true freshman same goes for Tennessee.”Yesterday, the Vols stopped by for an in-home visit with the 3-star cover corner. Amadi said the visit went well.“The in home visit was great,” Amadi said. “Coach Butch Jones, Coach Tommy Thigpen and Coach Willie Martinez came (to the house). They have a open spot next year for their nickel back position. They said I fit that spot perfectly and also they need me to help with punt returns.”The 5’10”, 180-pounder said he is going to try to take an official visit to Baton Rouge this weekend to see the Tigers before he announces Monday."

In SEC News…

2014 Coaches All-SEC Teams – (Several Rebels named to this list)

"Alabama and Missouri each placed a league-leading seven representatives on the 2014 All-Southeastern Conference Coaches’ Football Team, it was announced on Tuesday. The Crimson Tide, who won the 2014 SEC Championship, had a conference-best five first-team selections.Twelve of the 14 SEC schools had a member on the first-team All-SEC squad, while eight institutions boasted four or more total All-SEC selections."

2014 SEC football awards announced –

"The Southeastern Conference on Wednesday announced its 2014 football individual awards. The honors were voted on by the league’s 14 head coaches, who were not allowed to vote for their own players.Alabama’s Amari Cooper was named the SEC Offensive Player of the Year, Missouri’s Shane Ray was named the SEC Defensive Player of the Year, Missouri’s Marcus Murphy was named the SEC Special Teams Player of the Year, Georgia’s Nick Chubb was named the SEC Freshman of the Year, Georgia’s Chris Conley was named the SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year and Missouri’s Gary Pinkel was named the SEC Coach of the Year. LSU’s La’el Collins earned the Jacobs Blocking Trophy."