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Rebels land two big '15 commitments

On the heels of its biggest recruiting weekend leading up to signing day, the Ole Miss football program picked up two big commitments in the form of defensive end Rasool Clemons and receiver Van Jefferson.

The verbal commitments push Ole Miss' 2015 class to 18 recruits.

Clemons, a Aiken, S.C., standout, was the first to commit, tweeting, "I'm going to be a #Landshark. Hotty Toddy," after leaving his official visit in Oxford.

The addition of the 6-foot-6, 215-pound Clemons, a one-time Virginia commit, is big for the Rebels as he's the lone prep defensive lineman in the '15 class. 

Jefferson's commitment Sunday night didn't come as a surprise. Rumors began circulating early Sunday that the former Georgia commit might pick the Rebels following his visit in Oxford.

"I have officially committed to The University of Mississippi. I want to thank my family, friends, and God through this process. #HottyToddy" the Brentwood, Tenn., receiver tweeted. ranks Clemons as a three-star recruit and the No. 17 defensive end in the country, while Jefferson is considered a four-star recruit and the No. 13 receiver nationally.

Clemons has offers from LSU, Florida State and Clemson, among others.

After originally committing to Virginia in August, Clemons opted to part ways with the Cavs early this month.

Likewise, Jefferson was a long-time Georgia commitment who originally planned to enroll early, but the relationship between Jefferson and UGA began to strain several months back. Although he didn't end up enrolling early, Jefferson officially decommitted from the Bulldogs last week.

According to, Jefferson caught 54 passes for 1,038 yards and 12 touchdowns at Ravenwood High.

Jefferson's father, Shawn Jefferson, is the Tennessee Titans' wide receiver coach.

Busy day

Uncommitted players to visit Oxford this weekend included: Defensive end CeCe Jefferson, outside linebacker Jeffery Holland and receiver DaMarkus Lodge. Defensive back Montrell Custis, an Alabama commit, was also in Oxford.