Nick Brassell Transferring From Ole Miss After Academic Ineligibility

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:

For more on Rebels football, visit Ole Miss blog Red Cup Rebellion, plus SEC blog Team Speed Kills.

While we’re here, let’s watch some college football videos from SB Nation’s new YouTube channel together:

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