July 19, 2010

Mayers continues Ole Miss' momentum

Marcus Mayers said back in early June that he hoped to commit to the school of his choice before his first football game of the 2010 season, and that Ole Miss was the school out front at the time.

More than a month later, Mayers achieved his goal, and his top school stayed the same.

The Taylorsville, Miss., outside linebacker committed to Ole Miss Monday morning, picking the Rebels over offers from fellow Southeastern Conference schools Alabama and Mississippi State. The 6-foot-2, 195-pounder didn't visit Ole Miss for the one-day senior camp Saturday. He said it wasn't necessary.

"I've known for a long time where I want to go," Mayers said. "I visited a lot of schools, been everywhere practically, but there's just something about Ole Miss. It's the right place for me."

Mayers participated in Ole Miss Elite Camp back in June and got a better feel for the Rebel coaching staff. That's one of the positives that put Ole Miss over the top.

"I just want to be coached by (defensive coordinator) coach (Tyrone) Nix," Mayers said. "That coaching staff is awesome, and they sold me."

Mayers is Ole Miss' second commitment in as many days, as four-star wide receiver Donte Moncrief went public with the Rebels Sunday afternoon. Both are members of the Jackson, Miss., Clarion-Ledger Dandy Dozen, and those 12 players will gather in Jackson Wednesday for a photoshoot and media session.

Considering the past two days, Ole Miss will be well represented, especially for just July.

"There was no reason for me to wait it out," Mayers said. "I left camp the last time and pretty much knew what I was doing. I'm excited and confident with everything."

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