Hugh Freeze added another Mississippi kid to his 2014 recruiting class on March 6, receiving a verbal commitment from Greenwood High School (Greenwood, MS) WR Sammie Epps per clarionledger.com's Hugh Kellenberger.
The 6'4'', 215-pound Greenwood native is the seventh verbal commitment for Freeze in the 2014 class. More importantly, Epps' verbal marks the sixth commitment from a Mississippi prospect. One thing is readily apparent, the Rebels are going after talent in their home state at an aggressive pace.
On the heels of Callaway High School (Jackson, MS) WR Dayall Harris' verbal in late February, Epps is now the second wide receiver commit in next year's class. Mississippi Recruiting Report expounded upon the commitment with comments from Epps' high school coach, Clinton Gatewood,
Epps, a 6-foot-4, 215-pound wide receiver, played both offense and defense last season for Greenwood, but Gatewood says he’s best as a hybrid tight end or slot receiver. Greenwood utilizes a spread offense powered by Epps, wide receiver Korey Robertson, and quarterback Kwadra Griggs, who will all likely play at the Division-1 level. Gatewood believes Epps could be similar to Plaxico Burress, who played last season in the NFL for the Pittsburgh Steelers, in the Rebels’ offense.
Freeze racked up on tight ends in his 2013 class with Christian Morgan, Evan Engram and A.J. Jackson, so one would have to believe Ole Miss would envision using Epps as a true slot receiver.
Another day, another commitment in Oxford.