Ole Miss Football: Breaking Down The Rebels Early Signing Period

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Now that we have had a few days to digest the early signing period for Ole Miss football OHT breaks down the 2019 signing class.

For many Ole Miss football fans the jury is still out when it comes to the verdict for the early signing period which began this past Wednesday. Coach Matt Luke currently has the No.23 ranked recruiting class in the nation and did it with a new defensive coordinator and no offensive coordinator.

While Luke has caught much criticism for the state of the Ole Miss program he has done an outstanding job at recruiting considering the circumstances. To land a class like this under the cloud which has centered itself over Ole Miss football is very good even though it could have been much better. Matt Luke did a good job with the cards he was dealt.

The Breakdown

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When you look at the 2019 signing class it easy to see what coach Matt Luke and the Rebels were shooting for. Of 28 possible commits Luke and the Rebels signed an early class of 25 future Rebels. To be able to do that with a new staff and no staff is monumental yet some Rebels fans fail to see it.

Of 25 commits from Wednesday we can see the future of Ole Miss football. Breaking it down by position we can see where the major focus was and the positions coach Matt Luke and his existing staff are recruiting for. Of the 25 signees there are 14 offensive players with the remainder coming on the defense and special teams.

Of the 17 offensive players there are 2 quarterbacks, 1 running backs, 4 wide receivers and 7 offensive linemen. Of the 11 defensive players there are 2 defensive linemen, 2 linebackers, 6 defensive backs and 1 special teams player.

Complete Early Signees List

  • Dannis Jackson, WR, 4*
  • Darius Thomas, OT, 4*
  • Sam Williams, WDE, 4*
  • Grant Tisdale, QB, 3*
  • Jadon Jackson, WR, 3*
  • Deantre Prince, ATL, 3*
  • Nick Broeker, OT, 3*
  • Patrick Lucas, DT, 3*
  • Jonathan Haynes, S, 3*
  • Dontario Drummond, WR, 3*
  • Jordan Jernigan, WR, 3*
  • Jeremy James, OT, 3*
  • Reece MacIntyre, OT, 3*
  • Ashanti Cistrunk, OLB, 3*
  • Jamar Richardson, CB, 3*
  • AJ Finley, S, 3*
  • Carter Colquitt, OT, 3*
  • Jalen Jordan, CB, 3*
  • Jarod Conner, RB, 3*
  • Jay Stanley, S, 3*
  • Bryce Ramsey, OG, 3*
  • Caleb Warren, OT, 3*
  • Kinkead Dent, QB, 3*
  • Tavario Standifer, S, 3*
  • Eric Jefferies, OLB, 3*

More To Come

Now that the early signing period has come and gone coach Matt Luke and his staff are now turning their attention to the remainder of the commit list which consists of three players. Luke has also turned his attention towards February 6th, 2019 which will begin the regular signing period for national letters of intent.

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As we get closer to February 6th OHT will be taking a closer look at the current signees and passing along more updates for the 2019 Ole Miss football recruiting class. Please be sure to check back here or better yet visit and like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter for the latest news and updates. Congratulations to coach Matt Luke and all the 2019 signees. Welcome to the Ole Miss family! Hotty Toddy!