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Recruiting Update: Commitments and players to watch

The Daily Mississippian’s Bennett Hipp gives a recruiting update for the 2013 Ole Miss football recruiting class, which currently has 20 commits, according to Rivals.com, and 21 commits, according to Scout.com. Hipp also talks about the top prospects to watch during the recruiting season, which ends on national signing day (Feb. 6).

RB Peyton Barber
5-foot-11, 222 pounds — Alpharetta, Ga. — Milton HS
Rivals.com: 3 stars
Scout.com: 3 stars
 
WR Trey Bledsoe 
6-foot-2, 190 pounds — Grenada, Miss. — Grenada HS
Rivals.com: 3 stars
Scout.com: 2 stars
 
OT Daronte Bouldin
6-foot-6, 310 pounds — Canton, Miss. — Canton HS
Rivals.com: 3 stars
Scout.com: 3 stars
 
RB Eugene Brazley
5-foot-10, 175 pounds — New Orleans — Carver, G.W., Senior HS
Rivals.com: 3 stars
Scout.com: 3 stars
 
QB Ryan Buchanan
6-foot-4, 210 pounds — Jackson, Miss. — Jackson Prep
Rivals.com: 4 stars
Scout.com: 4 stars
 
WR Dannon Cavil
6-foot-4, 205 pounds — San Antonio, Texas — Madison HS
Rivals.com: 3 stars
Scout.com: 3 stars
 
RB Mark Dodson
5-foot-9, 175 pounds — Memphis — Whitehaven HS
Rivals.com: 4 stars
Scout.com: 3 stars
 
TE Evan Engram
6-foot-3, 210 pounds — Powder Springs, Ga. — Hillgrove HS
Rivals.com: 3 stars
Scout.com: 3 stars
 
CB Bobby Hill
6-foot, 165 pounds — Moultrie, Ga. — Colquitt County HS
Rivals.com: 3 stars
Scout.com: 3 stars
 
OL Brandon Hill
6-foot-6, 350 pounds — Chatham, Va. — Hargrave Military Academy 
Rivals.com: 3 stars
Scout.com: 3 stars
 
OT Davion Johnson
6-foot-5, 315 pounds — Byhalia, Miss — Byhalia HS
Rivals.com: 3 stars
Scout.com: 3 stars
 
WR Derrick Jones
6-foot-2, 180 pounds — Eupora, Miss. — Eupora HS
Rivals.com: 2 stars
Scout.com: 3 stars
 
QB Devante Kincade
6-foot-1, 185 pounds — Dallas, Texas — Skyline HS
Rivals.com: 3 stars
Scout.com: 4 stars
 
QB Jeremy Liggins
6-foot-4, 275 pounds — Oxford, Miss. — Lafayette HS
Rivals.com: N/A
Scout.com: 3 stars 
 
DT Finesse Middleton
6-foot-2, 245 pounds — Gadsden, Ala. — Gadsden City HS
Rivals.com:  2 stars
Scout.com: 2 stars
 
WR Quadarias Mireles 
5-foot-11, 180 pounds — Raymond, Miss. — Hinds CC
Rivals.com: 3 stars
Scout.com: 3 stars
 
DT Herbert Moore
6-foot-2, 180 pounds — Memphis, Tenn. — Memphis East HS
Rivals.com: 3 stars
Scout.com: 3 stars
 
TE Christian Morgan
6-foot-4, 255 pounds — Plano, Texas — Prestonwood Christian Academy
Rivals.com: 3 stars
Scout.com: 4 stars
 
OLB Rashawn Smith
6-foot-3, 210 pounds — Florence, Ala. — Florence HS
Rivals.com: 3 stars
Scout.com: 3 stars
 
S Charles Williams 
6-foot-2, 180 pounds — Hialeah, Fla. — Champagnat Catholic School of Hialeah
Rivals.com: 3 stars
Scout.com: 3 stars
 
CB Zach Witchett
6-foot-1, 196 pounds — Raymond, Miss. — Hinds CC
Rivals.com: 3 stars
Scout.com: 3 stars
 
Players to watch:
 
DE Jason Carr
6-foot-6, 280 pounds — Memphis, Tenn. — White Station HS
Rivals.com: 4 stars
Scout.com: 3 stars
A current Tennessee commitment, Jason Carr has the versatility to play at defensive end or move inside to play tackle, thanks to his 6-foot-6, 280-pound frame. Carr’s status with the Volunteers appears to be up in the air, as he waits to see whom Tennessee hires to replace recently fired Derek Dooley. The Rebels appear to have put themselves in good shape with Carr if the Memphis product opens his recruitment up. 
 
S Antonio Conner
6-foot-2, 200 pounds — Batesville, Miss. — South Panola HS
Rivals.com: 4 stars
Scout.com: 5 stars
The top player at perennial powerhouse South Panola High School, Conner is in high demand and has sports offers from Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, LSU, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Tennessee, Texas A&M and many others. It is expected that the 6-foot-2, 200-pound safety will take most, if not all, of his five allotted official visits, but as with most South Panola products, the Rebels look to be in good shape for Mississippi’s top player. 
 
RB Kailo Moore
5-foot-10, 180 pounds — Rosedale, Miss. — West Bolivar HS
Rivals.com: 4 stars
Scout.com: 4 stars
The 5-foot-10, 180-pound running back has elite speed and is said to be one of the faster players in the Southeast. A former Ole Miss commitment, Moore decommitted with the coaching staff change and is currently a verbal commitment to Mississippi State. He has visited Ole Miss a few times, and there’s a chance that Moore could end up on Ole Miss’ signing day list. 
 
DE Robert Nkemdiche
6-foot-5, 260 pounds — Loganville, Ga. — Grayson HS
Rivals.com: 5 star
Scout.com: 5 star
Nkemdiche is considered by all services to be the consensus top player in the country for the 2013 class. He is, of course, the brother of Ole Miss redshirt freshman linebacker Denzel Nkemdiche, and the bond between the brothers has Ole Miss in good shape for the younger Nkemdiche. A longtime Clemson commitment, Robert decommitted a few weeks ago and could potentially announce a new commitment in the coming weeks, according to his brother.  
 
WR Laquon Treadwell
6-foot-3, 190 pounds — Crete, Ill. — Crete-Monee HS
Rivals.com 4 stars
Scout.com: 4 stars
The top receiver in the country for the class of 2013 according to Rivals, Treadwell isn’t from a typical Ole Miss recruiting area, but the Rebels have managed to work their way into Treadwell’s top group. Treadwell has listed a top five in order of Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Oklahoma State, Michigan and Michigan State. The Rebels envision placing Treadwell opposite of sophomore wide receiver Donte Moncrief to form a potentially dangerous duo at the receiver spot. 
 
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