LEXINGTON, KY - NOVEMBER 05: Nickolas Brassell #2 of the Mississippi Rebels runs with the ball during the game against the Kentucky Wildcats at Commonwealth Stadium on November 5, 2011 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Sophomore wide receiver, defensive back and kick return man Nickolas Brassell will transfer from the Mississippi Rebels after being deemed academically ineligible, the school announced Friday. Brassell was a four-star recruit -- ranked the state's second best player by Rivals -- who turned in 336 receiving yards, 133 yards on carries and a handful of returns as a very promising young speedster.
His departure leaves the still-young Ole Miss receiving corps without a potential future star, and a player who seemed like a great fit for new coach Hugh Freeze's aggressive offense.
As for where he might end up, here's the word on the street:
I've heard from multiple people that Louisiana-Lafayette is a likely destination for Nick Brassell, joining Tig Barksdale.— Steven Godfrey (@38Godfrey) May 18, 2012
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