Nov 26, 2016; Oxford, MS, USA; Mississippi Rebels quarterback Shea Patterson (20) carries the ball during the first quarter of the game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Bush-USA TODAY Sports
Early Enrollee: Quarterback and Cornerback
Jordan Ta’amu @kingJordanT10
Pearl City, HI (New Mexico Military Institute)
Although many believe the most important need for the Rebels during the offseason was the linebacker position, some would say it was depth at the quarterback position. The signing of Jordan Ta’amu helps fill that need.
Ta’amu is a dual threat quarterback that fits in well with the way Coach Hugh Freeze like to run his offense. Last year he passed for over 3000 yards and rushed for 328 yards. He will benefit from coming in early. He could possibly challenge Jason Pellerin for the back up role to Shea Patterson. it may be a long shot, but he will have the Spring to convince the coaches.
Javien Hamilton @JayHam_3
Bay Spring, MS. (Jones County JC)
Defensively last year the Rebels were not as good as they desire to be. Injury in the secondary had a effect on that. With the signing of Javien Hamilton, Ole Miss adds depth to their defensive backfield.
It is good to get Hamilton in early. He will benefit from spending time in the Ole Miss training facilities. His speed will be a plus on defense. Whether he will see time early is still up to debate. However, coming in during the Spring will greatly increase his chances.