Ole Miss Basketball have started the 2023/24 season on fire under head coach Chris Beard. In his first season with the program, Beard has Ole Miss sitting at 15-1 after the win over Vanderbilt yesterday. The change in momentum on the court is affecting the recruiting trail.
When Ole Miss AD Keith Carter announced that Chris Beard would be the new Rebels head coach, it was met with optimism. Beard has been successful in his coaching career, with Beard hoping to do the same at Ole Miss.
Not many would have predicted that the Chris Beard plan would be taking shape so quickly. Beard utilised the transfer portal this season to help make the team competitive, bringing in players that wouldn't likely commit to the Rebels.
On top of that, it seems that the head coach is squeezing out every bit of talent from the guys on the roster. Beard has instilled a winners mentality into the team in his short time with the team. With that, good things are happening away from the court.
Over the last few days, the Rebels have had some good news on the recruiting trail. Earlier todaytop-20 2025 prospect Mikel Brown Jr, will has scheduled an official visit to Ole Miss at the end of the month.
Four-star point guard Jeremiah Fears has Ole Miss in his top-five schools. On top of that, the No.3 overall prospect from the 2026 class, Caleb Holt was courtside at the Rebels home game against Vanderbilt on Saturday.
It's still early days under Chris Beard. However, the narrative is changing, especially on the recruiting trail. It seems to be mirroring a certain Ole Miss football head coach's start in Oxford.