One of Mississippi’s most coveted high school football recruits shocked some fans Wednesday when he flipped from Mississippi State to Ole Miss.
George County three-star athlete M.J. Daniels had long been committed to the Bulldogs, but picked up the powder-blue Ole Miss hat in front of him on the table when it came time to announce his college destination.
Daniels was one of several high-profile athletes from Mississippi to sign with Ole Miss on Wednesday.
He joined fellow coast prospect Eli Sabbatini, the three-star safety from Biloxi and Hartfield Academy three-star receiver Brandon Buckhaulter.
Mississippi State fans were understandably upset, especially considering Daniels had been committed to MSU since Sept. 19.
The Bulldogs did receive two high-profile, in-state receiver commits Wednesday, with Kosiusko four-star receiver Antonio Harmon and Harrison Central three-star receiver Jacobi Moore signing up to play in coach Mike Leach’s pass-happy offense.
(Feature photo by Keith Warren)