Conyers Commits

Robert Conyers

Ole Miss added another piece to its 2012 recruiting class Saturday, as Miami, Fla., offensive lineman Robert Conyers committed to Hugh Freeze and staff after a visit to the school this weekend.


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The 6-foot-5, 280-pound Conyers is rated a three-star prospect, according to Scout.com.

"Feels great," Conyers said of his decision. "I like the coaching staff, and when I got up here, it was everything they said it was. It's a great college town."

Conyers was primarily recruited by Matt Luke, Ole Miss' newly-named offensive line coach and co-offensive coordinator. Luke, who played four seasons at Ole Miss in the 90s, came to Ole Miss from Duke.

Even in transition, Luke maintained his relationship with Conyers. Conyers said Luke was a big reason why he ultimately decided upon Ole Miss.

"Coach Luke said they need more athletic people for the offensive line, and I think I fit in great," Conyers said. "He's never steered me wrong. He's always been real up front with me. I think he'll push me and be a good teacher."

Ole Miss is tasked with replacing both offensive tackles. The Rebels lost senior left tackle Bradley Sowell to graduation. Right tackle Bobby Massie opted to forgo his senior season and enter the upcoming National Football League draft.

"I'm ready to work hard. It feels really great to have all this done with. It was stressful the whole time," he said. "I just want to get stronger and more flexible."

Ole Miss finished 2-10 last season. Freeze replaced Houston Nutt in December. Conyers can already sense a change in culture.

"It's pretty good. We haven't talked that much, but we've talked a pretty good deal. I like his attitude," he said. "I was talking to a couple of the players; they can sense a change already. I'm excited."

Conyers, rated the No. 69 offensive tackle in the country by Scout.com, holds offers from a number of schools, including Ole Miss, Cincinnati, Duke, Illinios, Kentucky and Michigan State.



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