In the wake of losing a commitment from Jarrian Jones, the Ole Miss Rebels got a commitment from 2021 three-star recruit Demarko Williams. Williams chose Ole Miss over other offers from Arkansas, South Carolina, Oregon, Maryland, Florida State, and others.
After previously committing to South Carolina, Williams decommitted in March. He decided to change his commitment after receiving new offers from other Power-Five schools. Kiffin’s new defensive staff is already appealing to recruits.
Williams said that the staff has and energy about it that is really enticing. “They stayed on me hard, the love is real, it stayed consistent and everything they were doing and saying felt real to me,” said Williams. He is not the only highly ranked defensive back joining the Rebels in 2021.
The Atlanta native is ranked as the 51st ranked corner in his class. He joins fellow corner Kyndrich Breedlove as a member of the 2021 class committed to Ole Miss. The pair have similar attributes that endeared them to the Rebels’ coaching staff.
Both Willams and Breedlove are pure athletes. Williams spent time at both defensive back and wide receiver, two of the most athletically intensive positions. Breedlove, on the other hand, spent time at defensive back and running back. They both bring elite speed and college ready frames to the table.
Williams and Breedlove are almost the perfect sizes for cornerback. Williams stands five feet and ten inches, with a long wingspan. Breedlove is a touch taller, coming in at six feet tall. They both are long, rangey defenders who use their frames to their advantage.
So, What Does this Mean for the Ole Miss Rebels?
I can’t lie. Jarrian Jones would have been a great player for the Rebels. With that said, neither Demarko Williams nor Kyndrich Breedlove are consolation prizes.
Both are supremely gifted athletes that will likely feature in the defensive backfield for seasons to come. Defensive coordinators Chris Partridge and D.J. Durkin weren’t gifted with a deep group to work with for the 2020 season, but the arrival of two talented young men will change that for 2021.
I would not be surprised to see Williams and Breedlove getting important playing time as freshmen. They are both versatile enough to play multiple positions and in multiple schemes. Their mix of athleticism, body size, and versatility makes them both interesting prospects.
There is a year between now and their first year of eligibility. The only fear is a decommitment from either player. They both received offers from other top programs, but if what Williams said is true, I doubt they’re going anywhere.
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