Ole Miss Football Looking to Add DJ Mann as Assistant Director of Player Personnel

Coronado head coach DJ Mann watches his team on the sideline against Frenship in a non-district
Coronado head coach DJ Mann watches his team on the sideline against Frenship in a non-district / Justin Rex/For the Avalanche-Journal /

Lane Kiffin keeps adding talent to his Ole Miss staff, with the latest hire DJ Mann as Assistant of Player Personnel, per sources of 247Sports.

Ole Miss Football is making significant moves to bolster its staff. This week alone, they have added three new members, including DJ Mann on April 6. Mann, a former Coronado head coach, will assume a player personnel role, following in the footsteps of NFL veteran Mike Williams, who was appointed by the Rebels on April 2.

Mann is a well-respected recruiter in the state of Texas. He has held assistant roles and, most recently, a head coach role in High School.

Do the Recent Staff Hires Indicate More Emphasis Towards Recruiting For Ole Miss?

Alongside several other college football coaches, Lane Kiffin has been vocal about the negativity of the current transfer portal rules. Kiffin has said, "It's really stupid. With the rules how they are, we will take advantage of them."

With the recent hires of Alex Brown, Mike Williams, and now DJ Mann, is Kiffin preparing to shift more towards recruiting?

Since Kiffin became head coach in December 2019, Ole Miss has only finished inside the top 20 in recruiting classes once. However, they have still picked up some excellent prospects, especially from Mississippi.

Kiffin looked to take advantage of the more flexible transfer portal, which he has done exceptionally well over the last couple of seasons. However, with coaches like himself speaking out, is he anticipating a change in the rules of the transfer portal?

It's more likely that Kiffin looks to consistently shift Ole Miss into one of the top teams in the nation. With a solid transfer portal class and high-end recruiting, the Rebels could plant themselves alongside the Alabamas and Georgias of this sport.