Ole Miss has an opportunity to show its fans that its program is headed in the right direction this weekend as the Rebels are set to host Texas. Mississippi has been installed as a 10-point favorite, and while unlikely, and upset is not out of the question.
But off the field, Ole Miss will be doing some very important hosting as well, as four-star tight end recruits Christian Morgan and Beau Sandland will be in town to take in the game. With Ole Miss looking for impressive tight ends, the Rebels would be happy to have either of the pair.
Morgan is a current Florida State commitment out of Plano (TX) Prestonwood Christian School. He has very good athleticism for a player of his size (6'5, 255). Impressing Morgan's mother, with whom he is very close, will be important for Ole Miss.
Sandland is one of the top JUCO tight ends in the country. Out of Pierce College, Sandland visited Oklahoma on September 7, and came away very impressed:
"I had fun and it was a really good visit," Sandland told OUInsider. "It was good to get out there and check out everything first hand. I was trying to soak up as much as I could, I wanted to be a sponge and learn about the players, staff, town and entire program as a whole and it went really well."
Among the many things a rebuilding program like Ole Miss can offer is playing time, and that's certainly a big draw for recruits. It's possible one or both of these two could commit this weekend, particularly if the atmosphere is electric and the game goes well.