A not-so-cryptic post on social media from Lane Kiffin yesterday has its answer. Ole Miss had two new commitments from offensive linemen earlier today.
The majority of Ole Miss fans knew what was coming when head coach Lane Kiffin dropped a double shark emoji post yesterday. Maybe they didn't expect the news to take so long to drop. However, two Washington transfers announced their commitment to Ole Miss earlier today.
Offensive guards Julius Buelow and Nate Kalepo were two of the five Washington offensive linemen who won the Joe Moore Award in 2023. The trophy is awarded to the best offensive line in college football, with Washington beating the likes of Georgia and Oregon for the trophy.
Julius Buelow started the final nine games for the Huskies, while Nate Kalepo started all 15 games at left guard.
Both players add significant size to the Ole Miss offensive line, both weighing over 300lbs. During Washington's run to the National Championship Game, Buelow and Kalepo excelled in pass protection while also showing skills in the run game.
Both OL players visited Oxford earlier this week, along with a third Washington transfer, B.J. Green. Kiffin has worked his magic again, with both players committing to the Rebels days later.
It's two amazing pick-ups for offesnive line coach John Garrison, who struggled to find consistancy last season. Buelow and Kalepo join previous offensive line commits, Gerquan Scott and Diego Pounds.