D.K. Buford sees what is happening at Ole Miss.
Despite a 27-26 loss to Vanderbilt on Saturday, there's plenty of optimism in Oxford. With two games remaining, the Rebels have won five games under first-year head coach Hugh Freeze.
"They're going to be fine," said Buford, an ESPN Watch List running back from Oxford (Miss.) Lafayette. "They're still building on their team. They invited me to come to that game but I couldn't make it."
Ole Miss will certainly be in play for Buford, as well as Mississippi State.
Distance could prove to be a factor in Buford's recruitment. The 5-foot-10, 190-pound prospect lives in Oxford close to Ole Miss' campus. He is less than a two-hour drive from Mississippi State in Starkville.
"I wouldn't mind staying at home, but I mean it really doesn't matter to me," Buford said. "I just want to be able to play football and baseball wherever I decide to go to school."
Just how important is baseball in Buford's college decision.
"Very important to me," he said. "I love baseball just as much as I do football."
Professional baseball could end up being a real option for Buford. If he's drafted out of high school, the standout outfielder said he'll consult with his family before deciding to attend college or play baseball professionally.