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They just got a commitment from 5-star WR Laquon Treadwell.. 1st of possibly four 5-stars for them in this class.
Just don't trust them. Not ole miss.
Just doesn't make sense
There's something fishy going on in Oxford.
Hugh Freeze is doin work, that's for sure.
I think so, too.
"When we step on that football field, everyone flips a switch. And it's on..." - Butch Jones
I don't know how they are doing it. Maybe they are cheating like everyone else. Who knows? But geez louise. They are pretty much a shoe-in for signing a top ten class just one year removed from back-to-back 2 win seasons.
Freeze is absolutely killing it. Recruiting like a mad man after surprising the world with the 4th ranked offense in the SEC.
Hugh Freeze is legit. I've kept up with him since his time at Lambuth and heard from a lot of people how he would be a top HC soon. I know everyone breaks rules, but I honestly just think he knows what he's doing and that there's nothing real fishy going on.
That's why it looks so funny, they've struggled to recruit top 30 classes recently. We have a lot more tradition, much better facilities, better stadium and fan base and we can't even get that many 5 stars to even OV, let alone sign with us. Freeze's first year was 7-6, not exactly earth shattering and definitely not a top ten recruiting class worthy especially at Ole Miss, JMO.
They recruited well under Orgeron and Freeze was part of that very good recruiting staff. I would expect Freeze to do well in Memphis given his background but they have been reeling in guys from atypical recruiting grounds for Ole Miss. I can't believe they are doing this well.
Idk man.. maybe recruits saw what he was able to do with scrubbs and were intrigued? It does look funny though. I'm not surprised that they are dominating the state. I've lived here my whole life and went to school in Starkville.. I can't figure out why anyone would State over Ole Miss but it does happen. But man it is crazy that they are beating out Alabama, LSU, Tennessee, Georgia..
It's possible that these kids got together and agreed to change the college football landscape and saw a great opportunity to do it at Ole Miss. So until proven guilty, I'll give Freeze the benefit of the doubt.
If it was just Mississippi kids I could somewhat understand, but they're getting top recruits from other states as well. It just seems very odd to me that they will sign as many 5 star players as Bama and more than UF, UGA and LSU, with virtually nothing to show for it other than a 7-6 record and a bowl win over Pitt.
Hugh Freeze is legit. He's a solid Christian that is getting his kids to believe in a system. He had his players playing extremely well for him last year and were about 2 minutes of playing from winning two more games. It just shows that if a coach can get people to believe in a system, then they will come down and play hard. He'll continue to recruit Mississippi well (which has talent), and he'll have an impact on Memphis as well with his background coaching there.
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.
Just goes to show that you don't have to win before recruiting the best players in the country.
You do at least have to show some potential though, right? And maintain (at least the majority of) a coaching staff for more than one year?
That's us next year after Butch puts us back on the map!!!
And for those who know soccer:
I don't think there's a secret formula to recruiting. It's about getting 18 year old kids to believe yours is the best place for them. I had a GREAT coach tell me one time that coaching boils down to one thing only. When I asked him what it was he said, "I have to get my 11 to be better than his 11." That's it. Recruiting is much the same way. If you get 18 year old kids believe your place is the best place for them for whatever reason, they will sign with you regardless of whether you're 14-0 or 0-12.
I agree with all that..., good points.
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