Saint Stanislaus College, a high school located in Bay St. Louis, Miss., has 14 rising juniors on its football team who currently hold Division I scholarship offers. Not one is from Ole Miss. Now, Rock-a-Chaws head coach Bill Conides is making his frustration with the University of Mississippi known.
The prep school coach went on Twitter to blast the Rebels in a since-deleted Tweet:
Dear @OleMissFB thanks for not offering my kids. I can't wait for their teams to schedule you in the future. Get ready to get skull-drug.
Conides' players have scholarship offers from SEC programs like Mississippi State, Tennessee, Vanderbilt and Kentucky. Other Power 5 schools like California, Wisconsin and West Virginia have also made pitches for Saint Stanislaus talent. While there's been some interest from Rebel recruiters in players like three-star tight end Chase Rogers, Ole Miss has yet to offer any prospects from South Mississippi a spot on its roster.
He expanded on his frustration in an interview with the Sun Herald newspaper.
No one (with Ole Miss) has ever said 'we're not going to offer Chase (Rogers) or we're not going to offer Myles (Brennan) because of X, Y, Z.' I've got that from people like Mississippi State. They told me flat-out exactly what they were looking for and that was it. With Ole Miss, it was kind of, we'll wait and see.
Well, unfortunately for Ole Miss, folks in the SEC know what our young men can do and have offered. It's going to be sweet revenge on some Saturdays.
"I can't comment on recruiting publicly about a school or coach," Freeze said. "We haven't even gone out for the evaluations yet. That starts April 15 or so and then we'll have our camps. A lot of times in recruiting it's not only how good a player is, it's how many did you sign at that position last year.
Once Conides' comments blew up, they attracted some attention from Mississippi fans and alumni. That included current Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Senquez Golson. Here's what he said on Facebook (courtesy of Red Cup Rebellion).
Conides has been head coach of the Rock-a-Chaws since 2014. The Rebels still have time to swoop in on his players before National Signing Day on Feb. 1, 2017.