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5-star offensive tackle decommits from Rebels

Ole Miss' 2015 recruiting class has been delivered another blow.

With less than three days before signing day, RebelGrove.com reported late Monday night that Memphis, Tenn., five-star offensive tackle Drew Richmond has recommitted from the Rebels.

The move is a big hit for an Ole Miss program that needed to bolster its offensive line with its '15 class. The move is the most recent hit for a class that reportedly lost four-star Brookhaven linebacker Leo Lewis on Friday.

Monday's report seemed like a long time coming. The 6-foot-5, 323-pound Richmond officially visited Tennessee over the weekend and posted several photos from his trip on Twitter. Prior to visiting Knoxville, Tenn., Richmond removed all references to Ole Miss from his Twitter account, perhaps setting up a potential flip to Tennessee. Alabama is also still actively recruiting Richmond.

The Memphis University School product originally committed to the Rebels in September.

Without Richmond, Ole Miss has three offensive linemen either committed or enrolled. Petal High tackle Javon Patterson enrolled early at Ole Miss, while Alex Givens (Nashville, Tenn.) and Michael Howard (Green Cove Springs, Fla.) are currently committed to the Rebels. Patterson is considered a four-star recruit. Both Howard and Givens are three-stars.

Earlier in the day, Ole Miss picked up commitments from two three-star recruits in defensive back Montrell Custis and defensive tackle Ross Donelly.

Richmond's move drops Ole Miss' class to 18 commitments. Rivals.com now ranks the Rebels' class No. 28 nationally.

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