Ole Miss Recruiting Tracker: Rebels host Miami O-Line Commitment Falentha Carswell Saturday
With the official start of the 2021 college football season, rumors of visits and engagements for the 2022 class and beyond will begin to circulate.
Under sophomore coach Lane Kiffin, the rebel recruiting dynamics are reaching full force, and as a result, recruits who were once considered out of reach are now taking a close look at what Kiffin is building in Oxford.
Stay with The Grove Report for the latest recruiting updates below:
NOVEMBER 20, 9:30 AM UPDATE:
Ole Miss completes Home Table 2021 with Vanderbilt in town on Saturday, and there are also recruits making the trip to Oxford.
One of the most notable, the Grove Report, confirmed late Friday, is currently engaged in Miami. Falentha Carswell will be in town on an official visit, the first since his commitment to the Hurricanes in July.
The Sandersville (Ga.) Washington County offensive tackle, who once focused solely on 6’7 “, roughly 280 pound basketball, had half a dozen offers on his name before picking The U.
Ole Miss was among them after seeing him in person over the summer months, and now Lane Kiffin and his companions are allowed to host one of the most fascinating recruits in distress for 48 hours. The program has three recruits from the Offensive who are enrolled in the class of 2022 but are pursuing potential additions.
Miami, of course, has been the focus of speculation within its coaching staff, which hit a 5-5 record in 2021 and sporting director Blake James was sacked earlier this week.
NOVEMBER 19, 10:30 AM UPDATE:
Arch Manning will have a special visit for his next game on Friday night.
Lane Kiffin will be in town to see him and he will inform the college football world about it on Friday morning.
The reason Kiffin can publicly announce his next stop on the recruiting path is because of a new NCAA policy that allows coaches to sponsor publications and places like Newman High School. For the first time ever, coaches can mention specific high schools in organic media or social media posts.
New Orleans (La.) Isidore Newman, where Manning plays, receives Baton Rouge (La.) Episcopal in playoff action.
Manning was on campus in Ole Miss, Clemson, Alabama, Georgia, and Texas this fall. For the remainder of the 2021 season, he is not expected to make any further game visits.
NOVEMBER 9, 8:00 AM UPDATE:
Liberty gaming weekend featured a stronger than expected visitor list, and the only official visitor is a crucial visitor to the class of 2022 recruitment.
Cam East, the Louisiana native who has been enlisted in the state of Mississippi since the summer, is one of the hottest offensive line contestants in the country because of his high-profile film he taped. As a longtime athletic future blindside protector along the offensive, East spent several days in Oxford over the weekend and used social media to cover a “great” time in town.
East is coveted by several college football programs despite the promise made to Mike Leach and Co. Since the end of September alone, Louisville, Maryland, Georgia Tech, Indiana and, of course, Ole Miss have each been offering him a scholarship. He was in Starkville for his official campus visit the week before the rebel offer. The TCU invited him to another official visit in June.
It means East has two potential official visits to go before all is said and done on his recruitment, but Ole Miss will be in the thick of it until he signs a national memorandum of understanding next month.
NOVEMBER 1, 12:00 UPDATE:
The Egg Bowl bouts on college football recruiting trail merchandise.
With the best unattached recruits in Mississippi, like Stone Blanton and Trevion Williams, jockeying back and forth between Ole Miss and Mississippi State, more closely fought battles rage outside the state as well.
Over the weekend, MSU Cam East announced its long-standing verbal commitment to see Oxford for several days this coming weekend.
“I am pleased to announce my official visit to Ole Miss Football,” announced East on social media.
Offensive Tackle Recruit from New Orleans, La. St. Augustine, listed at 6’7 “, 280 pounds, added a graphic from the Rebel coaching team in the announcement showing dates from November 5-7 It means East will be in town in Oxford this coming weekend with Liberty.
Ole Miss first offered the towering senior in September, just days after his return to New Orleans for East’s official visit to Starkville. Maryland and Louisville offered in late October as many programs cross the line with one of the longest offensive tackles in the 2022 Recruiting Class.
The rebels already have a former MSU signing on their current signing list in Tupelo (Miss.), Preeminent defensive lineman Jacarius Clayton, who stepped down from his promise to the state in June only to pick OM in July.
It could be a big weekend on the recruitment path for Lane Kiffin and Co., already with a top quarterback target anticipated in the LSU Pledge Walker Howard.
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