With all the firing and hiring of college football coaches, there has been a lot of interest in the status of prospects already committed to certain schools. It's still early, but it appears as though the new coaches at Nebraska, Texas A&M and Ole Miss might be able to hold their classes together.
Pelini was the most recent hire of the three, though there had been speculation for weeks that he was in line for the Nebraska job. Pelini had spoken with Nebraska commitment
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The reaction to the hiring of
Sherman has been up-front with recruits, telling offensive lineman
The news isn't all good, though. Safety
The coaching change at Ole Miss is an interesting one. Many of the Rebels' committed prospects probably had been recruited by Nutt while he still was at Arkansas, so there should be some familiarity there. That said, the Rebels are a bit behind other schools in the recruiting race. Nutt has been busy trying to put together his coaching staff, and most Ole Miss commitments have not yet heard from Nutt.
That's a bad sign with the contact period now open. Other schools are likely to try to poach some of the Rebels' top talent. Don't be surprised if Nutt decides to look at a different group of recruits. He's planning on evaluating the film of the prospects who already have committed, so there's no guarantee the scholarships promised by the previous staff will be honored.
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Ole Miss fans received some good news recently when
The quick hires could go a long way toward retaining -- or even improving -- the classes at Nebraska, Texas A&M and Ole Miss.