National signing day has been particularly kind to the Ole Miss Rebels, whose monster 2013 recruiting class may very well shift the balance of power in the Southeastern Conference in the years to come.
Having already landed 5-star receiver Laquon Treadwell, the Rebels were clearly after more on Wednesday. After 247Sports.com's No. 1 overall prospect Robert Nkemdiche committed early in the morning along with top offensive tackle prospect Laremy Tunsil (via ESPNU), the Twitter-verse was certainly abuzz.
Here are some of the best reactions as this mind-blowing, landmark day for the Ole Miss program has unfolded.
To kick things off, Bleacher Report documented the jubilation that took place once the Rebels staff learned that Nkemdiche was coming to Oxford:
CBS Sports' Will Brinson tweeted some humorous commentary in comparing Nkemdiche's commitment to that of University of Michigan's 4-star defensive end Taco Charlton:
ESPN Stats & Info provided a stat after Tunsil's commitment that highlights just how recently unprecedented this class is:
Former University of Tennessee standout QB and current NFL hopeful Tyler Bray was bewildered as the stunning Ole Miss class continued to be assembled:
As if life couldn't get any better for the Rebels, Hugh Kellenberger of the Jackson Clarion-Ledger broke the news that 5-star safety Tony Conner also put on a Rebels hat:
ESPN's Jemele Hill posed a hypothetical inquiry by the NCAA in light of Ole Miss suddenly landing all these marquee prospects:
Two-time All-American LSU punter Brad Wing certainly gave credence to the "Punters are people, too!" assertion, firing out some fighting words to the conference rival Rebels:
Big 12 blogger David Ubben of ESPN notes just how dominant both the SEC and the Rebels in particular have been in this round of recruitment:
B/R's own SEC lead writer Barrett Sallee formulated a funny pun with Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze's name in reaction to how many premier players he's pulled in for the upcoming season:
College GameDay analyst and former Heisman Trophy winner Desmond Howard did note, however, that pulling in such a highly touted crop of high school studs comes with the weight of raised expectations:
Steve Palazzolo of Pro Football Focus churned out an appropriate video game analogy for those who partake in EA Sports' NCAA Football series:
Occasional Marietta Daily Journal columnist Andrew Hall gave an interesting historical tidbit about Wednesday's newly committed Rebels:
Even Miami Heat superstar LeBron James couldn't help chiming in: