- Dave Hooker, Reporter, RecruitingNation
Safety Antonio Conner takes Ole Miss win in stride
Antonio Conner saw the improvement at Ole Miss when he visited the Oxford campus this weekend. The state's top prospect has been impressed.
The Rebels beat Mississippi State 41-24 to become bowl eligible at 6-6 and 3-5 in the SEC on Saturday. The also have one of the top recruiting classes in the nation under first-year coach Hugh Freeze.
Currently, the Rebels' 2013 class ranks 21st in the nation. It could get much better.
The Rebels are thought to be on the verge of landing the nation's No. 1 prospect: Robert Nkemdiche from Loganville (Ga.) Grayson. Ole Miss is also thought to be in strong position to land the nation's No. 1 receiver: Laquon Treadwell from Crete (Ill.) Montroe. Conner said both would boost the Rebels' class, but that each, including himself, will make his own decision. Such decisions wouldn't have a huge affect on Conner however.
"Not at all," Conner said of whether one prospect's decision would affect another. "It's their pick."
ESPN 300 tailback Jordan Wilkins to look around
Jordan Wilkins will consider other options in light of Auburn's coaching change this weekend.
One of the Tigers' highest-rated commitments, the ESPN 300 running back from Cordova (Tenn.) St. Benedict said that he will look at other colleges following head coach Gene Chizik's firing on Sunday.
"I have some thinking to do," the four-star tailback said.
An in-state school, Tennessee, could play a prominent role in Wilkins' recruitment. The Volunteers are currently looking for a new coach to replace former coach Derek Dooley who was fired last week. Tennessee is also in need of a tailback for the 2013 class.
"They were on me," Wilkins said of the Vols. "Haven't heard from them in awhile but I'd like to. They're still in the picture."
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