Three-star wide receiver Quincy Adeboyejo has officially committed to Ole Miss.
The Ole Miss football program had been left for dead after Houston Nutt drove it absolutely into the ground. When Nutt was fired following a 2-10 embarrassment in 2011, Hugh Freeze was brought aboard from Arkansas State, but no one was expecting very much.
No one was expecting a win over Mississippi State in the Egg Bowl, and no one was expecting a BBVA Compass Bowl blowout win over Pitt.
No one expected a seven-win season.
And finally, no one expected Oxford to be the hot city for potential high school recruits.
However, Freeze continues to do the unexpected as 2013 National Signing Day approaches.
On Friday night, Adeboyojo sent out three different tweets, the first two hinting at the fact that his decision had been made and the third leaving no doubt. First, he tweeted, “I’m home”. A little while later, it was “This is it”.
Finally, “#HottyToddy I’m a Rebel baby”.
The 6-foot-2, 180-pound receiver had originally been committed to Texas A&M but decided to explore other options more than a month ago. He chose Ole Miss over UCLA and Nebraska. He had visited UCLA recently but he reportedly has always had an affinity for the SEC, which was why he had committed to A&M in the first place.
“I planned on announcing on the 29th, but why wait when you know where you need to be?” Adeboyejo said later, again via Twitter. “Ole Miss is home.”
He become the third Dallas-area player to commit to showcase his talents in Oxford. He follows ESPN 300 quarterback DeVante Kincade (Dallas/Skyline) and three-star tight end Christian Morgan (Plano, Texas/Prestonwood Christian).
Known for his good hands, even in traffic, and his ability to collect significant yards after the catch, Adeboyejo finished his senior year with 91 receptions, 1,265 receiving yards and 17 touchdowns.