For the second time in as many years, football Ole Miss has entered New Jersey and pulled out a top rookie.
Four-star cornerback Davison Igbinosun of Union, New Jersey, signed with Ole Miss at the All American Bowl on Saturday, choosing the Rebels over his home state Rutgers. Igbinosun is ranked as the nation’s No.32 cornerback and New Jersey’s No.3 player by the 247Sports composite rankings.
Igbinosun picked the Rebels over Rutgers, Tennessee and Kentucky. Ole Miss later confirmed that Igbinosun sent his papers and signed with the rebels.
“I want to play in the SEC to be honest with you,” Igbinosun said on the All American Bowl show. “I want to play in the best conference and I feel like the SEC is the best conference to play against the best players week after week.”
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Igbinosun paid her official visit to Oxford the weekend ahead of the first signing period and had a home visit with Ole coach Miss Lane Kiffin in the weeks leading up to the signing period. The 6-foot-2, 185-pound defensive back had also signaled Missouri and Vanderbilt scholarship offers among SEC schools and non-SEC schools such as Cincinnati, Iowa and Pittsburgh.
Ole Miss was also successful in recruiting in New Jersey in the final round, catching four-star defensive tackle Tywone Malone of Garden State. Malone was New Jersey’s No.1 rookie for the 2021 class. Ole Miss’s defensive co-coordinator Chris Partridge was a head coach at Paramus Catholic School in New Jersey before graduating from college.
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