It's going to be a few years before we know how this pans out, but it was quite the signing day for Ole Miss. The Rebels signed defensive end Robert Nkemdiche, the No. 1 overall recruit in the ESPN 150. To add, Ole Miss also brought to Oxford the nation's supposed No. 1 receiver in Laquon Treadwell, No. 1 offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil, and a host of other teenagers that no one really knows.
But folks in Mississippi are celebrating because they already have a young, talented group returning for the 2013 season. To land recruits with these expectations lends optimism toward the future. It also brings about skepticism as to whether the program is abiding by those silly NCAA rules, the ones that say schools can't actually pay for talent.
RebelNation, lets rejoice together over our great class and be happy for all the other young men that are getting an opportunity elsewhere
— Hugh Freeze (@CoachHughFreeze) February 6, 2013
Ole Miss ain't messing around today! Big time recruits coming in. SEC is crazy
— LeBron James (@KingJames) February 6, 2013
Alabama is losing football recruits to Ole Miss. Seems reasonable. News cbsprt.co/VE8kB7
— Gregg Doyel (@GreggDoyelCBS) February 6, 2013
Ole Miss is not cheating they are clean
— Jose Canseco (@JoseCanseco) February 6, 2013
I guess all these Ole Miss recruits were REALLY impressed by the win over Pitt in the BBVA Compass Bowl. Can't blame them.
— DJ Gallo (@DJGalloESPN) February 6, 2013
now, serious question: if hugh freeze had it like this, why was he in high school this long? he should recruit for uncle sam.
— Bomani Jones (@bomani_jones) February 6, 2013
Here was Freeze on The Dan Patrick Show going in on the media:
Florida still has the top-ranked recruiting class.
One kid from Plantation, Fla. (seriously) was supposed to sign with Arkansas, but his mom reportedly ran off with the papers.
A male Calvin Klein model is giving up a high profile career to play football at SMU. Hustling backwards, maybe?
Not a good week for Allen Iverson. The hoop legend lost his Atlanta mansion in foreclosure and that's after a family court judge made him out to be a bad parent.
Reports are linking Ryan Braun to Anthony Bosch and the Florida clinic being investigated by Major League Baseball.
Republican Senator Marco Rubio discusses Hip-Hop in the 90s, likens rappers to reporters and why he prefers Tupac over Biggie.
Album of the Year? That'd be different:
2 Chainz celebrates Granny nod [PHOTOS] ow.ly/htAuD
— allhiphopcom (@allhiphopcom) February 6, 2013
Speaking of different, the Boy Scouts postponed their decision on gay members.
Six stabbings have been reported in downtown Baltimore near the Ravens' Super Bowl parade since Monday. The most recent involved three teenage victims, one of which was pronounced dead.
Teen, 22-year-old killed in separate triple stabbings blocks apart downtown. bsun.md/Xo4Jql
— The Baltimore Sun (@baltimoresun) February 6, 2013
49ers tight end Delanie Walker's aunt and uncle were killed by a drunk driver the morning after watching him play in the Super Bowl. The police said the couple's vehicle was reared at a high rate of speed while parked on the shoulder of a highway. Thoughts are with his family.
Alice and bryan young my aunt and uncle was killed on Monday at 5 am after the super bowl by a drunk… instagr.am/p/VZbVLfBfl7/
— Delanie walker (@Dwalk46) February 6, 2013
Here's a trailer to the new show, "Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family"