The offers are rolling in for college players who have entered the transfer portal. One of the big names that entered from the Southeastern Conference was Vanderbilt wide receiver Will Sheppard. Yesterday he received an offer from Ole Miss.
When Vanderbilt’s wide receiver Will Sheppard officially hit the transfer portal, teams scurried to make an offer for the big receiver.
Along with Ole Miss, Will Sheppard has offers from Texas A&M, South Carolina, Auburn, Mississippi State and others.
Sheppard was a three-star recruit from the 2020 class and has been with the Commodores for four seasons. The Louisiana native redshirted in his first season, catching just two passes for 30 receiving yards.
In his three seasons after his redshirt year, Sheppard caught 150 passes for 2,037 yards and 21 touchdowns over 34 career games. In 2022 he finished ninth in the SEC in receiving yards and second in touchdowns amongst wide receivers.
With Dayton Wade taking his chance at the NFL, it leaves the Rebels light in the receiver room. This is before we know the decision of Tre Harris and Jordan Watkins.
Ole Miss did add a receiver to their room yesterday evening. The Rebels picked up four-star JUCO player, Deion Smith. Smith committed to LSU back in 2021 but headed to Holmes Community College after transferring out.
With the addition of Deion Smith, if Ole Miss get Tre Harris and Jordan Watkins to come back for another season, the Rebels would have a dynamic wide receiver room. Add to that the potential of Will Sheppard being in Oxford, it’s a scary thought for any opposing defensive backs.
Will Sheppard is ranked the seventh-best receiver in the portal, per 247Sports. he will have one year of eligibility remaining wherever he lands.
It’s only early in the transfer portal cycle, but Kiffin is firing out the offers. Hopefully, Ole Miss can grab a few big players.