The Ole Miss defense needed help. They did not resemble the type of defense the Rebels are used to having. Therefore, the coaching staff made it a priority in the off season. This year’s signees could immediately compete for playing time.
If there was one area of immediate need it was the linebacker position. The coaching staff brought in some players to solve that problem. Starting with early enrollees Breon Dixon and Brenden Williams.
Both have got a great opportunity to immediately impact the roster. However they are not the only players that can see massive playing time. Mohamed Sanogo, Zikerrion Baker, and Josh Clarke all will add much needed man power to that position group.
Two early enrollees will be able to go through the defensive line rotation during the Spring drills. Markel Winters and Ryder Anderson will look to push for playing time.
Another steal in the recruiting wars for the Rebels was getting Chester Graves. Graves is considered by many the best player from the State of Missouri. The staff also added Jacksonville, FL. DT/OG Sincere David. Where he will play is still up in the air.
Ole Miss rotated a lot of young players on the field in the defensive backfield last year. The coaching staff went out and found more players to add to the much needed depth. It began with early enrollee Javien Hamilton.
However, they signed a few more on National Signing Day. A big signee was D.D. Bowie. Although he was originally recruited as a receiver, it appears he will be on the defensive side of the ball. His length and ball skills will be a plus. The Rebels also signed C.J. Miller, A.J. Harris and one time Iowa State commit Kam White.