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July 23, 2012

Ole Miss camp: Top performers

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OXFORD, Miss. - RebelGrove.com's Chase Parham talks about 10 of the significant performers at Ole Miss' senior camp this past Friday. It's a mixture of players that stood out and players to pay attention to moving forward.

Ole Miss camp: Top Performers
QB KYLE ANDERTON, GALLATIN (TENN.) STATION CAMP (2015)
The rising sophomore already looks the part at 6-foot-4, 250 pounds. Anderton, who hasn't been a starter yet in high school, made his national camp debut at the Rivals Underclass Challenge in Dallas a few weeks ago and has quickly picked up attention. He'll also have the benefit this fall of throwing to top 2014 wide receiver Josh Malone. His arm strength is very notable for his age, and it's easy to assume he'll be quite the target in two years.

WR NATE ANDREWS, FAIRHOPE (ALA.)
The 6-foot, 180-pounder is extremely athletic and can beat coverage at the line of scrimmage despite his size. Andrews could likely excel as a cornerback at the next level. He holds high-profile offers from Ole Miss and Florida State and is one to watch moving forward. The scuttlebutt after Friday's camp was that he could be close to a decision. He visited Alabama recently, but the Tide didn't extend an offer. Nick Saban wanted to work him at cornerback, but he chose receiver at Alabama's camp. He told RebelGrove.com a commitment could come early this week.

WR TREY BLEDSOE, GRENADA (MISS.)
Friday was quite the day for Bledsoe. He committed to the Rebels early that morning, just a couple days after receiving his first offer, and then had an impressive showing during the Rebels' camp. Some polish is necessary, but you can't question the athleticism and ability. Bledsoe has nice hands and can control his body in the air. It also doesn't hurt that he's legitimately 6-foot-2 and maybe 6-foot-3. It's obvious Ole Miss picked up one of the state's top sleepers.

CB JONATHAN COOK, SPANISH FORT (ALA.)
Cook shows a nice offer sheet and was one of the top performers at Ole Miss on Friday. Likely undervalued by Rivals.com as a 5.5 three-star prospect. the cornerback effectively ran with receivers and showed superb agility. He has six BCS offers, and Ole Miss is at or near the top of the list. In a group of nice cornerbacks, Cook made the case that he may have been the top one in attendance. He had 65 tackles and six interceptions last season.

CB RASHARD FANT, FAIRBURN (GA.) OUR LADY OF MERCY
Size is the main issue for Fant, even at cornerback, as I'm 5-foot-8 at best, and he was no more than an inch taller. Still though, he's extremely quick and moves really well toward the ball. Should he choose Ole Miss, Fant could find a home in the Rebels' 4-2-5 scheme, as he's a playmaker in the secondary and has a nose for the football. Florida State and Ole Miss are Fant's top offers, and he expects to make a decision by August 17 -- his first football scrimmage. He's close with fellow Ole Miss recruit Deangelo Yancey.

QB JEREMY JOHNSON, MONTGOMERY (ALA.) CARVER
The Auburn quarterback commit was clearly the best signal caller in attendance at Ole Miss on Friday. Johnson has all the tools and stood out immediately. While firmly committed to the Tigers, Johnson told media that he would take official visits to Arkansas, LSU and Ole Miss, in addition to Auburn. Carver High School brought a talented group to camp, and Johnson was the headliner from the school. He doesn't look too far off from his listed 6-foot-6, 215 pounds.

CB DEMETRIUS MONDAY, FAIRBURN (GA.) ARTLINGTON CHRISTIAN
Monday is currently committed to Cincinnati but arrived in Oxford hopeful of a Rebel offer. That came after the camp, as Monday overcame a slow start to finish the camp as one of the top cornerbacks. He's still committed to the Bearcats, but Ole Miss is in play here. Monday said he planned to call the Rebels early in the week to continue the conversation. He's right at 6-foot and 185 pounds.

LB DUKE RILEY, RIVER RIDGE (LA.) JOHN CURTIS
Riley showed up at Ole Miss on Friday with an Ole Miss cap on but says he currently doesn't have a favorite and could wait until close to National Signing Day to make a decision because he wants to take official visits. He again thought about an earlier commitment after the camp was over but held off. Ole Miss appears to be in nice shape with Riley. He performed well in 7-on-7 competition and comes from an excellent program.

OG ALEX STOEHR, SUWANEE (GA.) NORTH GWINNETT
One of the true sleepers of the camp, Stoehr impressed those in attendance and seemed to catch the eye of the Ole Miss coaches. His recruitment has been light to this point, but he profiles as a center at the next level. He excelled at North Carolina's camp earlier this summer and could have a shot at an offer from the Tar Heels. He's 6-foot-1, 273 pounds and benched 185 pounds 14 times during a VTO event earlier this year.

WR DEANGELO YANCEY, ATLANTA MAYS
Yancy was a noteworthy wide receiver throughout the day. He's a big target at 6-foot-2 and displayed excellent hands and ball skills. Yancey consistently outworked cornerbacks for the ball and also dominated defenders off the line of scrimmage. He's down to Ole Miss and Kentucky, though he'll visit Florida this Friday in hopes of a Gator offer. He'll make his commitment no later than August 17. He's trained by Derek Tatum, who played cornerback under Ole Miss coach Wesley McGriff at Kentucky.



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