Defensive end Elijah Daniel from Avon (Ind.) committed to Ole Miss on Sunday.
The nation’s No. 4 defensive end according to ESPN chose the Rebels just three days after Laquon Treadwell, the nation’s top-ranked wide receiver, committed to Ole Miss.
“I wanted to make the class stronger,” Daniel told 247Sports. “I had a connection with the head coach and the rest of the coaching staff. Just everything.”
Daniel cited the SEC as another reason for choosing Ole Miss. Why didn’t Daniel choose a more high profile SEC school, such as Florida? Grades, according to Zach Abolverdi of the Gainesville Sun.
— Zach Abolverdi (@ZachAbolverdi) January 21, 2013
Ole Miss probably isn’t done landing highly-touted prospects in the 2013 class.
The nation’s No. 1 prospect, Loganville, Ga., defensive end Robert Nkemdiche, is strongly considering the Rebels. Nkemdiche said Sunday he’s considering three schools evenly, but he’s still expected to sign with Ole Miss.
Safety Tony Conner from Batesville, Miss., is also considered a lean to the Rebels.
Ole Miss has 23 commitments for the class of 2013.